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Executive Staff

Tim Wahlberg | Morten Nicholaisen | Libby Trudell | Tim Hall | Mary Kaye Konkel | Audrey Marcus | Eddie Watkins | Chairman Emeritus Roger K. Summit

Tim Wahlberg Tim Wahlberg
General Manager, Dialog
and Senior Vice President,
Corporate Markets, ProQuest

Tim Wahlberg, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ProQuest Corporate Market Solutions, leads the corporate market business, including ProQuest Dialog®, and also heads up the enterprise-wide strategy and business development function. Mr. Wahlberg joined ProQuest early in 2011 from Thomson Reuters, where he held a variety of strategy and operating roles. As Vice President of the Thomson Reuters Corporate Segment, he was responsible for building a rapidly growing business providing information, software and services to legal and compliance departments in corporations. He was also Vice President of Global Strategy, where he helped the organization to accelerate growth, improve profitability and establish strategic roadmaps for entering new markets.

Previously, Mr. Wahlberg was a strategy consultant with Mercer Management Consulting, and served in sales, marketing and product management positions with the electronic publishing division of The Hearst Corporation. Mr. Wahlberg holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BA from the University of Minnesota.

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Morten Nicholaisen Morten Nicholaisen
Vice President
Global Sales and Account Management

Morten Nicholaisen directs and manages sales and customer relationships worldwide. He has concentrated his career in sales and management and has a long, outstanding record of achievement.

Morten rejoined Dialog in July 2008 as Executive Director of North American Sales and moved into the role of Vice President in January 2009. In the previous two years, he served as a strategic advisor to both a technology company and a global player in employer branding. His experience in the online industry spans 14 years, ranging from co-founder of M.A.I.D in Scandinavia to various senior roles at both Dialog and Thomson Reuters.

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Name Libby Trudell
Vice President
Strategic Initiatives

Libby Trudell leads a variety of cross-functional strategic initiatives. Her previous management roles at Dialog include marketing, product management, strategic planning, information professional market development and customer services.

Prior to Dialog, she worked with several consortia serving the library community, providing marketing, sales and customer training for OCLC, RLIN and other digital library services. She has served in many leadership roles with the Special Libraries Association, including as a member of the Board of Directors, and was recently recognized as an SLA Fellow.

Libby holds an MLIS from Simmons College and a BA in Music from Tufts University. She is based in Sunnyvale, California.

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Tim Hall Tim Hall
Integration and Business Operations

Tim Hall directs business integration initiatives and oversees ongoing business operations for the ProQuest Corporate Markets segment. In the past year, Tim has led DataStar and Dialog business systems migration to ProQuest, tracking critical success factors and resources across the business to enable operational success.

Prior to joining the Corporate Market Solutions division, Tim held a number of leadership positions in ProQuest Information Technology, Program and Project Management. He led numerous projects to integrate acquired businesses into ProQuest and drive operational process improvement, as well has managing software application development teams. Tim joined ProQuest as a Software Engineer in the early 1990's.

Tim holds a Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from Penn State. He is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Mary Kaye Konkel Mary Kaye Konkel
Content Strategy

Mary Kaye Konkel directs the Content Team and the Global Customer Support Team for the corporate and professional market. She joined Dialog in November, 2008 as a Senior Program Manager responsible for implementing and overseeing the program management office.

Prior to Dialog, Mary Kaye spent six years at Ford Motor Company in diverse roles in managing global information technology. Prior to Ford, she managed the technical and application support teams for Electronic Banking Systems at Comerica, Inc., developed software for a computerized ticketing company, and taught Math and Computer Science.

Mary Kaye holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a BS in Computer Science from Wayne State University. She is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Audrey Marcus Audrey Marcus
Product Strategy

Audrey Marcus directs the overall product strategy for the Corporate market at ProQuest, leading the team responsible for prioritizing product development to align with customer needs and market growth. She joined Dialog in June 2011.

Audrey comes to us from Thomson Reuters where she held a variety of Product Management and Strategic Marketing roles, successfully managing and driving growth in information products across the Legal, Compliance and Healthcare markets.

Audrey holds a J.D. from University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a B.A. in International Relations from The Ohio State University. She is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Eddie Watkins Eddie Watkins
Platform Management

Eddie Watkins directs platform management for Dialog's key product lines, Dialog and DataStar. During his tenure, he has led numerous successful product launches and projects, including DialogLink 5 and DialogClassic Web.

Eddie's experience in the information industry spans 11 years, working in public, academic, and corporate libraries before joining Dialog.

Eddie graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina Central University, where he earned his master of library science degree with a concentration in special/corporate libraries. He is currently a MBA candidate at East Carolina University. Eddie is based in Morrisville, North Carolina.

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Roger K. Summit Roger K. Summit
Chairman Emeritus

Dr. Roger K. Summit is the founder and chairman emeritus of Dialog. An expert in information systems design, Roger conducted pioneering work beginning in 1962 while at the Lockheed Corporation that led to the creation of Dialog, the first-of-its-kind online information retrieval system. Under Roger's direction, various versions of Dialog, called RECON, were installed in the 1960s for such government agencies as NASA, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and the European Space Research Organization (now the European Space Agency). Dialog is associated with several "firsts" in information retrieval milestones:

  • The first national network of terminals involving a large-scale database in 1967, via several NASA facilities accessing the NASA database of 400,000 aerospace citations.

  • The first trans-European information retrieval network in 1969 operated by the European Space Research Organization.

  • The first extensive nationwide application of a non-defense related online information retrieval service in 1969 offering the ERIC database (educational materials) to teachers and researchers via several centers around the country.

Following the commercial launch of Dialog in 1972, Roger held positions as manager, director, and president and chief executive officer of the business. He has also held respected positions on national and international advisory boards and in professional associations, and has received numerous awards. Roger has published over 100 papers and journal articles based on his knowledge of and experience with online information services.

In addition to his 40 years of involvement with Dialog, Roger has also served as a communications officer in the U.S. Navy (1952-1955), an associate professor in the Graduate School of Business at San Jose State University (1963-1965), a visiting professor at Chico State College in Chico, Calif. (1980, 1984), and as a lecturer at both Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, Calif. (1984) and the University of Michigan (1990, 1991). He is widely published and spoken of in the field of information sciences, and has been a member of several national committees dealing with information policy.

Roger holds a doctorate in management science, a master's in business administration and a bachelor's in psychology, all from Stanford University in Stanford, Calif.

For a detailed biography, including samples of articles published by and about Dr. Summit, please view his professional biography.

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