Follett today announced that Nader Qaimari has been named Senior Vice President of Content Services and Solutions for Follett School Solutions, the leading provider of integrated content and technology solutions to the PreK-12 education space. Succeeding Todd Litzsinger, who was elected Follett Corporation Chairman of the Board in January 2014, Qaimari will oversee Follett's content services and solutions, including publisher relations, textbook and supplemental materials, early childhood, digital products, library collections, and online classroom products.
"Nader's leadership experience in publishing has given him a well-rounded, first-hand perspective of the challenges and opportunities we face in our PreK-12 market," said Tom Schenck, president of Follett School Solutions. "Together with his team, Nader will drive the strategic alignment of all of our content services and solutions to best meet the needs of educators."
Qaimari brings 15 years of education experience and a proven track record of success in driving inventive digital product and service solutions in the publishing and technology arena. Qaimari comes to Follett from Cengage Learning's Gale business, serving in a variety of roles with progressive responsibility. Most recently, he was senior vice president of sales and marketing, where he leveraged a centralized product management and development organization to meet the needs of clients.
Qaimari holds a Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College in Ohio and is pursuing his Master of Business Administration at the University of Michigan's Stephen Ross School of Business.
About Follett's PreK-12 Business | FollettLearning.com
Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.
About Follett Corporation | Follett.com
For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to preK-12 schools, colleges and campus bookstores, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach, students to learn and fans to celebrate. A leading provider of education technology, services and physical and digital content, Follett currently works with 70,000 schools and operates more than 1,250 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores. With the 2016 acquisition of Baker & Taylor, LLC, Follett's reach also extends into the public library and global retail markets. Today Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Follett is a $3.6 billion privately held company headquartered in Westchester, Illinois.