Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) August 08, 2012
Akademos, Inc., a leading provider of integrated online bookstores and marketplaces for educational institutions, announced today that it has hired Ingrid Ramos Nakamura as Vice President of Marketing.
With more than 15 years of experience in marketing, advertising and product management, Ramos Nakamura brings a deep level of higher education marketing expertise to Akademos, including experience at venture-backed companies. Prior to joining Akademos, she served as the marketing director for EducationDynamics, where she focused on outreach to brick and mortar as well as online colleges and universities. She has also held marketing positions at ConnectEdu and GoalQuest.
“Ingrid brings a passion for delivering the best educational products and services to students, faculty and administrators, as well as the subject matter expertise we seek as we build our team,” said John Squires, CEO of Akademos. “She will play a pivotal role in expanding awareness of the innovative textbook delivery and eLearning solutions that Akademos brings to its schools.”
In her position, Ramos Nakamura will be responsible for the direction of the overall Akademos brand, marketing and outreach to institutions, and enhancement of direct-to-student marketing on Akademos’ Textbookx.com e-commerce site. She will also serve as product lead for the Akademos Textbook Adoption Tool, a comprehensive online portal for faculty to compare textbooks based on key metrics such as quality, peer reviews and affordability.
“Akademos offers unique solutions to all the education stakeholders I serve, including tools that allow faculty to discover new course materials, reduce textbook costs for students, and usher institutions more seamlessly into innovative publishing platforms such as digital content delivery and open educational resources,” said Ramos Nakamura. “We are at a very exciting tipping point when technology and education are merging to help improve learning outcomes for all students. As such, I am very excited to work with an ed tech leader such as Akademos.”
Ramos Nakamura holds a B.A. in English from Boston College and a Professional Publishing Certificate from Stanford University.
Akademos offers a turnkey virtual bookstore and marketplace. 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. Faculty can search, discover and adopt new texts using the Akademos Textbook Adoption Tool, which can be accessed at http://www.adoption.akademos.com. Akademos delivers the right course materials, at an affordable price, on time. Learn more at http://www.Akademos.com and http://www.textbookx.com.
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