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John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global research and education company, today announced that Jay Flynn will take on the new role of Chief Product Officer for Wiley’s Research business. In addition to his current duties leading the Research publishing group, Mr. Flynn will now be responsible for Wiley’s society portfolio, as well as digital product strategy for the business. Jay will drive innovation and be evaluating the larger Research strategic roadmap to ensure Wiley meets the evolving needs of our market.

“Researchers are our North Star and our success is measured by our ability to meet their needs,” said Judy Verses, Executive Vice President of Research at Wiley. “Jay’s new role helps us to provide researchers with the critical tools necessary to advance their research.”

Mr. Flynn began his online publishing career in the mid-1990s at Elsevier Engineering Information, where he worked on database products for the German-speaking market. He later transitioned to New York to work on the launch of Elsevier’s Science Direct and has held senior roles at Wolters Kluwer Health and Cengage Learning. Jay has been at Wiley since 2010, serving most recently as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Research Publishing.

“Now more than ever, we need to pay careful attention to where research and technology trends are taking our industry,” Mr. Flynn said. “Researchers are communicating in amazing new ways and using new tools to share their work. At Wiley, we will continue to focus obsessively on helping researchers make a bigger impact, not just in their chosen fields but far beyond. I’m excited to lead Wiley’s great team of product managers, editors, data scientists and publishers as we bring a renewed focus to the subject communities we serve.”