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32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Michael Margotta

Maverick Publishing Specialists
Head of Global Business Development
Birmingham, Alabama Area
"Michael is a Senior Maverick Associate and Head of Global Business development. In addition to providing consultation for publishing and e-distribution strategies, he is responsible for all Maverick business development operations and activities.
With over 25 years senior management experience, both as Head of an STM publishing house and providing consultation for e-distribution platforms, Michael specializes in new business development, acquisitions, operations management, vendor service proposal analysis, contract negotiations, customer relations and marketing. He has worked extensively in journal start-ups, book projects, reference work series and database development with specific focus on creating e-distribution platforms suited to the content needs. Michael has in-depth knowledge of world markets and has provided support services for publishers of all sizes and in a variety of subject disciplines.
Prior to joining Maverick, Michael was Director of Sales and Marketing for MetaPress, a division of EBSCO, Inc. where he provided electronic content hosting solutions assisting publishers reach target academic audiences, at consortia, institutional and individual levels. Prior to that, he was the President, CEO and primary shareholder at Technomic Publishing Company, a producer of high quality scientific and medical reference books and primary research journals in major technological areas including material science, biomaterials and pharmaceutical science.

Michael began his career in engineering as an avionics flight test engineer. In addition to his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina, Michael also earned an MBA degree from Brenau College."