Maverick Publisher Relations

Rebecca Rinehart

CEO and Head, US Operations

Rebecca is a publishing professional who has over 40 years of experience in all aspects of scientific, technical, and medical publishing—book, journals, periodicals, and online. She is the former Publisher of American Psychiatric Publishing, a division of the American Psychiatric Association, and the world’s leading publisher of books, journals, periodicals, and online resources on psychiatry, mental health, and behavioral science. In this position, she managed acquisitions and new product development, peer review, marketing, editorial, production, rights, and distribution for print and online products, most notably the international publication of the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Psychiatric Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5).

Previously Rebecca served as Senior Director and Publisher at The Endocrine Society overseeing the publication of its four scientific journals, three periodicals, books and CME programs, and Endocrine News. In this position she launched a book program and two new periodicals as well as an online news feature.

Rebecca started her career at Harper & Row Publishers, where she held various production, editorial, and management positions before serving as Senior Medical Editor for acquisitions. She then joined The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to develop a publishing program of books, periodicals, and consumer literature that included the journal, Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Jeremy Brinton

Senior Associate

Jeremy’s three decades of experience in publishing and book retail is informed by his senior and leadership roles in UK and overseas. Appointed Head of Publisher Relations (PLS) in October 2015, he was principally responsible for managing more than 3,500 publisher relationships across the education, business and public sectors. Jeremy gained an intimate understanding of publishers’ changing business needs to ensure the development of appropriate collective licensing and rights management services for its primary stakeholders.

Following an earlier commissioning career with Informa and Thomas Telford Publishing (ICE Publishing), Jeremy built on his experience as Publishing Manager with premier Middle East trade publisher, Motivate Publishing. In 2007, he took up a new role as CEO of bookseller, Magrudy’s in Dubai. As a co-founder of Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, Jeremy led its operations team from 2009-2011. After four years, Jeremy returned to the UK to provide consultancy services to UK publishers and service providers, a role he reprised after leaving PLS in Spring 2019.

Paul Evans

Affiliate Senior Associate

Paul is a 35-year veteran in publishing with nearly 30 of that in academic publishing and B2B technology publishing with multiple product and service types. He has worked for 3 of the top 5 global academic publishers in various roles latterly as Director with Nature Research for China (Springer Nature) and prior to that as Managing Director for SAGE Publications Asia Pacific doubling revenues at both organizations. In quarter of a century with RELX (Elsevier) he has worked in general management, publishing, marketing, IT and external relations including being global director of publishing for engineering and materials science before becoming Senior Vice President in Academic Relations, after setting up Elsevier’s China office for science publishing. He was an open exhibitioner at St Peter’s College, Oxford and gained MA (hons) then BSc (hons), MBA and PhD, the latter three part time while working in publishing.

Henry Pettit

Senior Associate

Henry joins Maverick with 25 years’ worth of experience at management level in business intelligence and news publishing, as well as collective rights management and copyright licensing.

Henry joined NLA media access in 2016 as Head of Sales and Licensing, NLA is a publisher owned rights licensing and publisher services business, representing newspapers and magazines in the UK. Henry project managed the design, price modelling, and launch of a brand-new simplified copyright licence, while also driving the licensing revenues through 4 years of unprecedented growth to £40 million per year. He was also responsible for NLA’s licensing of schools, FE, and HE education sector in the UK, involving sector partnerships with the likes of CLA, and multi-year government contracts. His experience of content licensing, serving publisher bottom lines, as well as content management database solutions, could serve publishers, collective rights owners and media monitoring organisations well.

Prior to that Henry was Managing Director for Russia’s Interfax News Agency in London.  With a successful sales career established, including 4 years running the Hong Kong office, Henry spearheaded the London sales team which was primarily involved with selling subscriptions to business and financial news products to corporate subscribers, in banking, government, and corporate sectors such as oil and gas.  He also pioneered growth in Interfax’s compliance and anti-money laundering due diligence database service.

Henry brings to a Maverick a wealth of experience in B2B publishing strategy development, operational management and business transformation.  This also includes extensive outsourcing sales projects, which he can also offer to Maverick’s clients.

Alina Lourie

Senior Associate

Alina is an experienced Managing Director who has worked across a variety of publishing sectors from medical and academic to legal and professional markets.  Adept at setting strategy and commercial direction, she has led teams ranging from 20 – 100 and has driven change, digital transformation, and revenue and profit growth. With over 20 years of senior leadership experience, Alina has held significant operational roles in the profit and not-for-profit with a particular focus on digital transformation, most recently as Managing Director of the publishing arm of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society – and previously, as Digital Business Director for the UK Legal division of Thomson Reuters.

From her various roles, she has experience of a wide range of publishing and business models, from print to digital, including print and online journals and magazines. Business model experience includes subscription, licensing, digital advertising and sponsorship. Working with a range of Government departments and large international corporates in the legal, pharmaceutical and health sectors, Alina has also negotiated large contracts with Government departments, particularly the NHS. Over the last six years Alina has taken on several Board positions. Working as a Non-Executive Director, Chair and Advisor to the Board, her skills lie in being able to respect a variety of stakeholder views while achieving agreement through clarifying issues, advocating solutions and facilitating decision-making.  Current Board commitments include the Royal Society of Chemistry; Manchester University Press; the Institute of Engineering and Technology; the Royal Pharmaceutical Society; and Thrive – the Horticultural Therapy Charity.

Julia Brockley

Senior Affiliate Associate

Julia combines content development and list building expertise with partner relationship management skills acquired from over 25 years of experience in academic and scholarly publishing. With creativity, market insight and a flair for anticipating emerging disciplinary trends, Julia has held senior-level publisher/commissioning roles in at a number of companies including, Palgrave Macmillan, (Springer-Nature), Routledge, (Taylor & Francis), Chadwyck Healey, (ProQuest), SAGE Publishing, and Berg Publications, (Bloomsbury Academic).

During her career, Julia has commissioned and managed journals, (including society-owned ones), digital resources and books, spanning all product categories, (textbooks, major reference works, and monographs). She approaches the process of content development with creativity and commercial judgement, and a keen eye to strategic list development. Many of her textbooks are now in their fourth or fifth edition, and a number of her launch journals including New Media & Society, (1999), and The Journal of Visual Culture, (2002), helped define their respective disciplines and continue so to do.

Julia believes passionately in the social value of publishing and is inspired and excited by the pace of change in the industry. In professional terms this translates into the pursuit of a sustainable Open Access model for HSS book publishing.

Julia’s skills span all the content development functions including pre-commissioning research, competitor and market analysis, author/editor selection, advisory panels and peer review, business case development, financial and investment appraisal. In addition, she can offer a board range of team management experience developed both within publishing as well as outside the industry.

Tao Tao

Affiliate Associate, China Specialist

Tao Tao’s entire career has been in scholarly publishing and communication. She started as an Associate Editor of the Chinese Medical Journal, the oldest Chinese academic journal published in English.

Later she joined the Charlesworth Group, a UK publishing services company, and helped establish their first overseas office in Beijing from scratch. There she held the position of General Manager for 15 years, before moving to the US office and taking the position of Vice President China Sales. In 2018 Tao became an Independent Consultant focusing on China market research and development. In this new role she helps both western organizations to explore and further penetrate into China, as well as Chinese publishers to grow their impact internationally.

She is also an active member and volunteer of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (as a member of the Community Engagement Committee) and is also a Scholarly Kitchen chef.

Charly Nobbs

Senior Affiliate Associate, Supply Chain, Distribution and Logistics
With over 40 years Industry experience, Charly specialises in Supply Chain Optimization, delivering significant and sustainable improvements across local, regional and global publishing supply chains. He has considerable experience reviewing logistics arrangements and distribution operations, delivering increased productivity and improved accuracy, whilst at the same time reducing time to market and overall costs. He has also helped many publishers increase their revenue by working with them to develop fully integrated solutions to allow them to transition to lean inventory models by exploiting the latest short and ultra-short print capabilities. Additionally, he specializes in warehouse design, redesign and automation as well as systems selection, integration and upgrading. He can also assist with the review, selection and negotiation with domestic, international and global freight suppliers.

Charly’s earlier career started in 1975 with Grantham Book Services where he ran the warehousing operation. In 1988 he joined Cambridge University Press, working predominantly at their UKDC, but also spending time at all their other operations around the world. In 2003 he moved to Wiley, becoming responsible for Distribution and Customer Services in the UK, Singapore and Australia. Promoted to Vice President, Global Supply Chain in 2014, he was responsible for the global distribution and inventory management of all Wiley book and journal products in print. He developed optimal logistics arrangements globally to support their network of distribution centres, ensuring consistent provision of a cost effective and market leading service to all internal and external customers.

Clare Painter

Affiliate Associate
Clare Painter is a well-known rights and licensing professional, helping publishers and content-owning organisations to manage digital licensing and reduce copyright risk, especially where licence terms need to be both effective and practical.

She has a particular expertise in digital rights, and works with an unusually wide variety of clients: book and journal publishers, professional membership associations, NGOs, microbusinesses, business schools and universities, case study providers, information professionals and university presses.

She acts as copyright and permissions consultant at Oxford University Press Journals, and associate at award-winning digital licensing agency Attwooll Associates. She writes regularly on copyright issues for information professionals on the Jinfo subscription service.

Clare was involved with digital rights from the early days in the 1990’s, as Rights Director at multi-platform reference publisher Helicon Publishing, a pioneer in electronic and multimedia publishing. In 2002 she became independent, first on a freelance basis and then setting up Clare Painter Associates Ltd, so as to offer practical and commercial copyright management practices both to publishers and to others using content online.

Clare combines strategic overview, market knowledge and an eye for contractual detail. Her focus is on copyright audits, digital rights strategy, licensing contracts and permissions.

Emile Blomme

Affiliate Associate Continental Europe
Emile started his publishing career over 25 years ago as a publisher in a small international trade magazine publisher in the Netherlands that was soon after acquired by United Business Media. International publishing has been his passion ever since, having worked in various senior management positions but mostly as the CEO of publishing companies in Italy, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. After Morgan Grampian (UBM) Emile worked for Reed Business in Brussels and Mainz. He then worked in Italy for 11 years for Reed Business, Schibstedt and Elsevier. Back in the Netherlands he started as a consultant and worked on assignments for Wolters Kluwer, Karnov (Denmark), and various smaller publishers in the Netherlands.

His experience reaches from trade magazines and their databases to online publishing (for consumer as well as professional audiences) to events and training (CME, both online and face-to-face) and consumer magazines, with a special emphasis on strategy and marketing.

He has been in the lead for various acquisitions and divestments following the revision of strategic plans and brings a creative mind to the team. Emile is fluent in English, Italian, German and Dutch.

Donna Sanzone

Affiliate Associate
Donna brings to Maverick more than 30 years of executive-level experience in academic, reference, educational, and trade publishing, specializing in strategic planning, new product development/management, publisher/partner relations, and the transition from print to digital for both commercial and not-for-profit companies and organizations. Over the course of her successful career, she has provided the vision as well as strategic direction for many publishers, often working in close collaboration with educational/cultural institutions and scholarly societies (for instance, the Getty Art History Information Program, Smithsonian Institution, and the American Studies Association).  Her background and extensive experience have given her unique insight into the business requisites of commercial publishers as well as the mission of scholarly/not-for-profit organizations, resulting in the development and execution of successful, high-quality, market-driven, and profitable products and programs for a wide range of publishers and organizations.

Career highlights include:  Executive Editor at Macmillan Reference (developing and implementing large-scale reference/academic programs); Editor in Chief at Grolier Academic Publishing (developing and managing a new Grolier division of academic print and digital products); Executive Editor at HarperCollins (creating and directing the joint Smithsonian-Collins imprint); VP of new product development at M.E. Sharpe (developing, implementing, and distributing new digital products and academic databases); and Consultant/Project Manager at Choice/Association of College and Research Libraries (developing and managing a new review database).

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