Akademos Names Robert Breunig Chief Financial Officer

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Financial executive with strong direct marketing experience to join growing team.

Today Akademos appointed Robert Breunig as Chief Financial Officer, strengthening its executive team and providing for the rapid expansion of its virtual bookstore business.

“Bob’s twenty-five years of experience, the last fifteen of which were spent as a financial executive within the Time Inc. organization, brings us expert financial oversight and operational support during a period of unprecedented growth,” said John Squires, Akademos CEO. “The addition of Bob to our management team will help us serve larger institutions like Davenport University and the City Colleges of Chicago. In addition, we’re eager to utilize his direct marketing expertise to help guide our customer outreach and product development plans.”

Breunig previously served as the executive vice president and CFO of the Synapse Group, Inc., a division of Time Inc. He worked for Synapse for over fifteen years, where he helped transform the business from a start-up to a strong middle-market company that is the largest provider of subscription marketing services to the magazine industry.

“This is a great opportunity for me to help Akademos make a difference in the cost of educating hundreds of thousands of students nationwide,” said Breunig. “I’m excited by the passion and strength of the Akademos team and I’m looking forward to bringing my experience to the company.”

Bob received his degree in business administration from Bucknell University in 1988 and is a Certified Public Accountant. He resides with his family in Shelton, Connecticut.

About Akademos
Akademos offers virtual bookstore services, eLearning solutions, and an innovative textbook marketplace to schools. Its comprehensive supply-chain solution and commitment to responsive personal service make Akademos a leader in providing affordable textbooks and digital learning tools for schools. Students are able to choose from new, used, rental, and eBook options while schools can reduce costs and increase operating efficiency. Faculty can search, discover, and adopt new texts using the Akademos Textbook Adoption Tool at http://www.adoption.akademos.com. Akademos delivers the right course materials, at affordable prices, on time. Learn more about Akademos' direct-to-students ecommerce platform at http://www.textbookx.com and its offerings to partner schools at http://www.akademos.com.

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