President and Chief Executive Officer
Weiss brings nearly three decades of sales, marketing, technology, and leadership experience to his role as chief executive officer of Author Solutions. He is the former CEO of Simdesk, a SaaS market pioneer, and former president of McAfee, Inc., a computer security and antivirus company.
As president of McAfee, Weiss assumed leadership of sales, channel development, partnerships, services, and customer support, as well as corporate, field, and product marketing. He has previously held senior management positions at Ariba, Bindview, and BMC Software, and has spent more than fifteen years at IBM Corporation. Weiss graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Princeton University in 1979.
Kevin G. Gregory
Chief Operating Officer
Gregory has more than 19 years of finance experience, the last seven as chief financial officer of publicly traded companies. He most recently served in various senior executive positions with Pomeroy IT Solutions—a technology services and solutions provider. As senior vice president and COO, his responsibilities included financial, legal, human resources, procurement, and logistics functions for the NASDAQ-traded company. In 2007, he served as Pomeroy's interim president and chief executive officer.
Prior to that, he spent eight years in progressive financial roles including senior vice president and CFO of a NYSE-traded educational and commercial content publisher. He started his career in public accounting roles with Price Waterhouse and Ernst & Young. Gregory, who holds a J.D. and L.L.M from DePaul University and a B.A. in accounting from the University of Notre Dame, is also a certified public accountant.
Senior Vice President, Production Services and Output Operations
Becher has led service organizations from a variety of executive positions throughout his career. His leadership background ranges from serving as an associate partner at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and a national partner at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting to the vice president of professional services and program management for PowerWay, Inc. Becher earned a degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame. As senior vice president of production services and output operations at Author Solutions, Becher leads production, customer service, digital content management and distribution.
Senior Vice President, World Wide Sales
Prior to joining Author Solutions, Seitz served for eight years as the executive vice president of a large commercial print company. He also has held chief executive officer and chief operating officer posts for several companies and spent more than a decade in leadership positions with IBM.
Seitz holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree from Princeton University. As senior vice president at Author Solutions, Seitz leads sales efforts for Author Solutions' core brands as well as partner brands.
Chief Information Officer
Davis joined Author Solutions from Klipsch Group where he led the worldwide transformation of the global business systems unit from an ad-hoc / reactive organization to one that was business-focused and goal oriented. During his tenure, Davis integrated Klipsch’s sales, marketing, service, manufacturing and logistics from a systems perspective leading to a more effective use of technology, resources, and process to transform Kilpsch's business.
Davis also has held leadership positions at Sigma-Micro Corporation, Powerway, and Applied Systems.
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Ogorek's career in marketing ranges from account service to creative director and vice president of new product development. He has held executive positions with various organizations and advertising agencies, including St. Joseph Bank and Trust, McCaffrey and McCall, and Bates World Wide, an agency with offices in 84 countries. He later worked as a communications consultant for churches, nonprofits, agencies, and businesses, including AuthorHouse. Ogorek is also the author of A Clear View, which he published through AuthorHouse, and he writes an industry thought-leader blog called Indie Book Writers.
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Bunner has a varied and extensive background in sales and sales management. Since 2001, he has worked in publishing sales, sales management, product development and marketing for AuthorHouse's predecessor 1st Books, AuthorHouse, Author Solutions and Xlibris. Before joining Author Solutions he worked in various sales management positions including both business to business and business to consumer fields. His experience in self publishing and book marketing adds depth to the services Xlibris provides to authors worldwide.
Vice President, Marketing
As vice president for core and international markets, Tracey Rosengrave oversees all online assets and customer acquisition activities for Author Solutions. She drives the development of a portfolio of products and services that target seven countries with 10 imprints across the globe. With more than 10 years of Internet marketing and management experience, Rosengrave spearheads the company's expansion in terms of global marketing, lead acquisition and reputation management.
Before joining Xlibris in 2005, Rosengrave worked as an account executive for a Japanese ad agency and as a finance manager in the Canadian automotive industry. Tracey holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Prior to coming to Author Solutions, Inc., Dillon served as the General Counsel of Indiana Grand Casino (formerly known as Indiana Live! Casino) in Shelbyville, Ind., which is an enterprise earning approximately $250 million in annual revenue at the time of his departure. He holds a law degree from the Indiana University School of Law at Bloomington, and an MBA degree from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University. Dillon received undergraduate degrees in both economics and psychology from The State University of New York at Binghamton.
Ahuja brings 17 years of experience in business process management, large-scale expansion, international quality standards implementation, and process consulting to his position as general manager of Author Solutions, Inc., operations in the Philippines.
He began his career in business outsourcing with British Airways and later worked with Bank of America centers in India. In his last assignment, Ahuja worked with InterGlobe Technologies where he was instrumental in the expansion and management of the company’s delivery centers in the Philippines. Proteek has established a credible track record in solutions design, migrations, training management, contact center design and automation. He is a certified project management professional from PMI. His education also includes a bachelor’s in commerce and a degree in international business management from the All India Management Association.