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    Ubiquity Press Management Team

    Francesco de Virgilio (CTO)

    Francesco manages the technical maintenance, development and expansion of the Ubiquity IT, helping the Tech Team to shape the future of the online publishing services. He has previously hold leading engineering positions in mission-critical real-time IT services at Pole Star Space Applications, providing anti-piracy satellite ship tracking services and FIXR, the UK leading university ticketing platform, where he has shaped a large part of the services and IT systems. As a former geologist, with a background in the "hard sciences" and archaeology, Francesco has decade-long involvement in the Open Source communities. He is based in London, UK.

    Brian Hole (Founder and CEO)

    Brian leads on strategy, sales and product development. An active researcher in the field of archaeology, he also has strong roots in the academic community. Previous roles included platform development at Elsevier and data publication at the British Library. A passionate advocate for open scholarship and changing the culture of publishing, Brian speaks regularly at conferences and workshops on these topics. Brian is based in Berkeley, USA.

    Tom Mowlam (COO)

    Tom is responsible for publishing operations with a focus on production. He ensures the excellent quality of Ubiquity Press publications, as well as the efficiency of operations and high scalability of the platform. Previously he was Production Director at BioMed Central, where he worked for 12 years and was responsible for running their offshore operations. Tom is based in London, UK.

    Tim Wakeford (Head of Editorial)

    Tim runs the editorial team and is responsible for supporting Ubiquity Press and all of the presses on the Ubiquity Partner Network. Having joined Ubiquity Press in Spring 2013 from BioMed Central where he was Senior Production Editor and had worked for three and a half years he sets and coordinates the editorial policy and support for journals and book projects, ensuring adherence to publishing ethics guidelines. Tim is based in London, UK.

    Laura White (CFO)

    Laura is a qualified accountant and responsible for the control, analysis and reporting of the Company’s finances. Laura joined Ubiquity Press following 11 years at Credit Suisse, working from the front to the back of the business, most recently within the Chief Operating Officer team. Prior to that, Laura was in the audit division of Deloitte and Touche, working with clients in the media sector. Laura is based in London, UK.