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Scott McIntyre to step down as CEO at D&M

*D&M Publishers has announced company co-founder Scott McIntyre will step down as CEO.

Effective July 1, McIntyre will relinquish from his role as CEO, though he will continue as chairman of D&M Publishers and director of both D&M and BookRiff Media. According to a press statement circulated by D&M on Monday morning, McIntyre “will continue to lead government relations for D&M, and will undertake a full strategic review of the company’s art book programs, with the intent of strengthening D&M’s dominant position in the genre and taking the program fully international.”

*The announcement comes as one of a series of changes at D&M’s executive level, the rest of which take place effective immediately.

Rob Sanders has been named senior vice-president, new business development, international, and publisher-at-large. The title change reflects an expanded focus on “pursuing high-level corporate opportunities” and broadening “the company’s international activities, including U.S. distribution.” He will also continue as publisher of D&M’s New Society Publishers imprint.

*Jesse Finkelstein, director, publishing services and operations, becomes chief operating officer, responsible for day-to-day operations. Finkelstein, who joined the company in 2009, will continue to manage the company’s digital initiatives.

Trena White, associate publisher of the Douglas & McIntyre imprint since 2011, will become publisher at D&M, in charge of running both the Douglas & McIntyre and Greystone programs. White joined D&M as acquiring editor of non-fiction in 2010 after six years with McClelland & Stewart.

Nancy Flight, associate publisher of Greystone Books, will add associate publisher for Douglas & McIntyre to her duties, while continuing her editorial responsibilities with key authors.

In the statement, McIntyre says: Book publishing everywhere in the world is going through profound and revolutionary change. Such change requires a radically different approach to what we all do. I am absolutely confident we have the right people, and the right energy, to take on the challenge and embrace this very bold and decisive step into the future. He also noted that one of the trickiest challenges any company faces is getting succession right, and I am very proud of the path we are embarking upon.

Watch Q&Q Omni for a follow-up to this story.

*Clarification March 5: An earlier version of this post suggested Scott McIntyre had resigned from D&M Publishers.

*Update March 5: information concerning the starting date of executive staff changes was added to the post.

*Correction March 5: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Jesse Finkelstein previously worked as associate publisher at D&M in 2009.


March 5th, 2012

11:53 am

Category: Book news

Tagged with: D&M Publishers, Scott McIntyre