Dominique Raccah, Sourcebooks CEO & Publisher, delivered some really exciting news at today's NBAU meeting (Not Business As Usual)! Here is the official announcement:
(Naperville, IL) April 26, 2012--Sourcebooks is pleased to announce the promotion of Barbara Briel to Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO). Briel joined Sourcebooks in 2004 as Accounting Manager, and in 2007 was promoted to Vice President, Director of Administration and Finance, responsible for overseeing the company’s Accounting, Admin, and Human Resource departments. Ms. Briel becomes Sourcebooks' first Senior Vice President.
“Barb has done an extraordinary job of helping me to transform Sourcebooks into the company it’s become today,” says Dominique Raccah, CEO and Publisher. “The scope and complexity of Sourcebooks’ operations have increased tremendously as we’ve grown over the past 5 or 6 years. This promotion recognizes the important work that Barb has been doing to further the strategic aims of our organization.”
In her new role, Briel will be responsible for oversight of Sourcebooks’ daily operations, including driving performance measures and strategic planning activities throughout the company.
Prior to joining Sourcebooks, Briel was Vice President/Controller at Hanley-Wood, a leading business-to-business media and information company serving the construction industry.
Sourcebooks is also thrilled to announce the following promotions throughout the organization:
Nick Martinelli started with Sourcebooks more than 7 years ago as an intern. He then took on a full-time role as our Website and Support Administrator. Nick Martinelli has been promoted to the position of Web Development Manager. He is responsible for managing the creation, development, and maintenance of all aspects of the Sourcebooks websites, as well as all website and server security. Nick ensures the delivery of a high quality user experience to our customers utilizing Open Source web development platform technologies.
Danielle Jackson joined Sourcebooks in 2008 as an intern, and over the past few years has shown tremendous leadership, initiative, and commitment to the growth of Sourcebooks Casablanca. Danielle has been promoted to Senior Publicist. As Senior Publicist, Danielle is responsible for creating high level publicity and marketing campaigns for our top romance books and authors. In the past nine months, Danielle has been the lead publicist on 46 romance titles, and secured a staggering 1,669!! publicity hits for those books, including reviews and/or features in USA Today for Grace Burrowes, Jill Mansell, and Sarah Wendell. In addition to Casablanca, Danielle oversees Beth Pehlke and the publicity efforts of our Landmark titles. She also leads publicity efforts for our themed eBook promotions, is part of the Discover a New Love team, and represents Sourcebooks at key romance conferences and gatherings.
Jessica Zulli started with Sourcebooks in 2010 and has been a part of the company’s eBook division during its most demanding stages of rapid growth. In this time, she has defined herself as one of our most valuable resources through her management of the entire eBook production process. Jessica has been promoted to Ebook Production Coordinator. Her ability to adapt quickly to a constantly changing market while maintaining a forward-thinking mentality is what Sourcebooks thrives on. We are excited to witness her further development in her new role. In this position she will be able to increase her visibility throughout the company by becoming our eBook point person and contribute her expertise to our growing line of eBook products.
Kristin Zelazko has been promoted to Senior Production Editor – Fire and Jabberwocky. Kristin has been with Sourcebooks for 5 years and with content delivery for a little more than 4. She has been with the Jabberwocky and Fire imprints since they were launched and has been instrumental in the creation of books such as Dream Big, Little Pig! and My Name Is Not Isabella, as well as I’m Not Her, If I Tell, and the Horrid Henry series. Kristin gives the utmost care and consideration to every book, and her desire to make the reader experience special for each title and her commitment to these imprints has earned her love and respect from our authors and the rest of the teams she works with. While she has started working on romance, with this promotion she will refocus her energies back solely on Fire and Jabberwocky and continue to grow her knowledge in these markets.
William Riley has been with Sourcebooks for almost 5 years and has become a point person for production and design. Will has stepped in to help manage the workflow of our interns and standardize and streamline QC processes and procedures. Will has been promoted to Senior Graphic Designer. Some of the titles he’s worked on include: Water Wars, Nothing Special, Alice in Zombieland, Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You to Know and It’s a Big World, Little Pig!. Will continues to grow as a designer and is a great asset to the cover design/production team. We look forward to what he will create next.
Jodi Welter has been with Sourcebooks for just over 2 years and has become an integral part of the cover production team, closing final files to the printer for over half of the titles last season with a 98 percent accuracy rate. Jodi has been promoted to Graphic Designer. She has done front cover and full cover production on all the Warrior Sheep titles; Baby, Baby, Baby; Play Baby Play; Go, Baby, Go; and all titles in the Pony Whisperer series. Jodi has also become an in-house resource for romance covers, working on design and branding for titles like King of Darkness, the Charming series by Kristine Grayson, and SEALed Forever. We look forward to seeing Jodi continue to grow, and we’re excited to see what she brings to the cover design team in her new role.