Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces announced today that Steven P. Nielsen has been named Vice President of Strategic Accounts. Nielsen, who was most recently VP of Product Management at Polaris Library Systems and before that served in a similar capacity at SirsiDynix, brings more than 25 years of experience in designing, marketing, and selling library technology systems and services. He also has served as a library director and authored numerous articles and a book on library technology.
"Steve has a range of experience in the library community and depth of expertise in library technology that few can match," said Chris Le Blanc, Innovative's Senior Vice President of Global Sales. "We're tremendously excited that he's chosen to come to Innovative to help establish the Sierra Library Services Platform as the next-generation system of choice for libraries around the world."
"Innovative has a global presence and commitment to growth that is unmatched in the library technology industry today," said Nielsen. "There's a tremendous buzz about III in the library community and I'm very excited to be joining the Innovative team at a time when Sierra is emerging as the industry leader and the company is evolving and growing so rapidly."
Steve, who holds a Masters of Library Science and Information Technology from University of Wisconsin, served as Library Director at Bettendorf Public Library in Bettendorf, Iowa from 2008 to 2011. He also holds a Masters of Public Administration and B.S. in Accounting from Utah State University.
About Innovative Interfaces
Innovative Interfaces creates cutting-edge products that allow libraries to succeed in a modern technology environment and the freedom to implement solutions that best meet their specific needs. The company's versatile and market-leading solutions include: the Sierra Services Platform, the Millennium ILS, the Encore Synergy discovery application, Electronic Resource Management, and INN-Reach resource sharing. An established company with a vision for the future, Innovative connects with thousands of libraries of all types in over 50 countries. Innovative's commitment to service is reflected by its 24/7/365 Help Desk, Innovative University, and the CSDirect Web support center. The company is located in Emeryville, California with offices around the world.