Unbound Concepts Announces New Board Appointments and Chief Operating Officer

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Unbound Concepts Appoints Experienced Executive, Joe McAvoy, to oversee Expansion and Operations

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"We’re making it possible to match the meaningful books and resources that publishers have to offer with the specific needs of schools, libraries and students.”

The Board of Directors of Unbound Concepts announced the appointment of Joe McAvoy as a Director of the firm, effective September 2016. Additionally, Mr. McAvoy will serve as the head of the company’s compensation committee as well as filling the role of Chief Operating Officer.

“Joe’s 25 years of experience in implementing pro-growth strategies for emerging companies will add a valuable perspective to both our Board of Directors as well as our day to day operations,” said Katie Palencsar, Chairman and CEO. “As Unbound Concepts has evolved from a product concept to a post revenue organization, Joe’s experience in sales, software and services packaging and marketing, as well as high performance low cost service delivery will benefit Unbound Concepts’ customers, employees and investors.”

Mr. McAvoy most recently served as SVP, COO and President of a global IT, healthcare and engineering solutions and human capital management company. Previously, Joe served in a senior leadership role as the Vice President of Corporate Development and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Moodlerooms, a venture backed leader in learning management systems and educational technology. He has served in various roles within large privately held businesses in human capital solutions, technology services and staffing.

Joe has also been recognized on a national and local level for his contributions to small disadvantaged and minority owned businesses.

“Unbound Concepts is providing enormous value to both educational institutions and the publishing industry. We’re making it possible to match the meaningful books and resources that publishers have to offer with the specific needs of schools, libraries and students,” said Mr. McAvoy. “There is a significant opportunity to bridge the gap between two markets that rely on each other but have historically acted on different and disparate data.”

About Unbound Concepts
Unbound Concepts is a technology company founded by educators to improve the way teachers, librarians and curriculum buyers search, browse, catalog and discover the content that best serves their students and patrons. Its flagship platform, Artifact AccessTM, tags publishers’ content using an extensive Artifact taxonomy created by its experienced team. These Artifacts identify topics, themes, educational characteristics, literary elements and teaching standards, going far beyond traditional metadata. Artifacts inform and support the discovery of books, and serve as pre-reading tools and post-reading strategies for readers. For more information, visit http://www.unboundconcepts.com.

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