Seasoned Educational Sales Veteran Joins Akademos

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Kirk Bodick, Former Pearson Learning Solutions Executive, named Vice President of Sales.

Kirk has a deep background in higher education sales and will be a tremendous asset to our management team. By strengthening our sales efforts, we will be able to drive further adoption and usage of our solutions.

Akademos, Inc., a leading provider of integrated online bookstores and marketplaces to educational institutions, announced today that it has appointed Kirk Bodick as its Vice President of Sales. Bodick will be responsible for driving the enhanced adoption of Akadémos’ solutions and new innovations among university faculty and administrators.

Bodick is an accomplished senior sales executive with an extensive background in the higher education market. Most recently he served as Vice President of Institutional Sales – Eastern Region at Pearson Learning Solutions. In this position, he was responsible for building C-level relationships at the state, system and institutional level, as well as leveraging Pearson’s vast technology, content and services for selling custom learning solutions in the higher education industry. Prior to his position, Bodick served in multiple management positions for PLATO Learning, Inc., including Regional Vice President for North American Post-Secondary Sales.

“Akademos is at the forefront of creating solutions that allow students to access affordable education materials, while allowing universities to reduce costs at the same time,” said Bodick. “As the idea of reducing higher education costs continues to resonate with many audiences, I look forward to joining the Akademos team to bring its innovative textbook delivery and eLearning solutions to more schools.”

Bodick will be a key driver for expanding Akademos’ footprint in the higher education marketplace. In this position, he will play a major role in selling Akademos’ Virtual Bookstore and Marketplace, along with its growing suite of progressive eLearning products.

“Kirk has a deep background in higher education sales and will be a tremendous asset to our management team,” said John Squires, CEO of Akademos. “By strengthening our sales efforts, we will be able to drive further adoption and usage of our solutions.”

About Akademos:
Akademos offers a turnkey virtual bookstore and marketplace for small and midsized schools. Its advanced technology, comprehensive supply-chain solution, and commitment to responsive personal service make it a leader in providing affordable course materials and digital learning tools for schools. Students can choose new, used, marketplace, rental, and eBooks while schools can reduce costs and enjoy greater operating efficiency. Akadémos delivers the right course materials, at an affordable price, on time. Learn more at http://www.akademos.com and http://www.texbookx.com.

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