Wiley Names Jay Flynn Head of Research | Business thread

HOBOKEN, New Jersey – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Wiley (NYSE: JWA) (NYSE: JWB), a global leader in research and education, today announced that Jay Flynn has been named Executive Vice President of Wiley Research, succeeding Judy Verses . Flynn will report directly to Wiley President and CEO Brian Napack and oversee the company’s rapidly growing research activities.

Since joining Wiley in 2010, Flynn has served the organization in a series of key leadership roles, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer of Wiley Research. Prior to this role, he was Managing Director of Research Publishing. He was instrumental in defining and executing Wiley’s successful strategy for leading open research.

Judy Verses has announced that she is leaving the organization for personal reasons. Verses joined Wiley in 2015. Under his leadership, Wiley Research has grown into a leader in open research and an innovative strategic partner for academic institutions, corporations and businesses.

“Jay brings vision and deep experience to this vital role. As we further publish and expand our portfolio of digital research solutions, Jay and his team will continue to enable the growing success of millions of researchers around the world, ”said Napack. “I want to take this moment to recognize Judy’s enormous contributions to Wiley. She has guided the transformation of our research activity into a growth engine and made Wiley Research an industry leader and a force for positive impact.

Wiley’s Research activity strives to help researchers bring life-changing peer-reviewed research to the world faster and more effectively through its 1,900 peer-reviewed journals. As the world’s largest publisher of companies, the company partners with more than 900 companies to provide millions of scientists and academics with the tools and resources they need to accelerate scientific discovery. Almost half of the world’s research papers pass through Wiley’s online platforms. As a leader in open research, Wiley strives to make science more widely available to all so that it can have the greatest impact.


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