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Scholarly publishing technology provider, HighWire, today announced the appointment of Tim Bacci as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Tim joins HighWire with over 25 years of operational and transactional experience in technology companies in all stages of growth, both public and private. He most recently served as President and CEO of software and information services company Daegis, Inc., leading to its successful acquisition by OpenText, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management. Tim has extensive experience as a consultant to executive teams and venture investors in both early and later stage application-centric software companies and has deep expertise in the enterprise SaaS, infrastructure and IT segments.

Founded in 1995 at Stanford University during the early days of the web, HighWire has led the evolution of digital publishing since 1995, providing the scholarly publishing community with innovative technology and market-leading capabilities.

During its 25 years of operation, HighWire has become a strong and profitable company backed by Stanford University and leading Silicon Valley private equity firm Accel-KKR, who acquired a stake in the organization in 2014. Over the last five years, Accel-KKR has funded almost $20M to enhance HighWire’s infrastructure which now provides the most current, the most reliable and the fastest technology hosting service in the industry.

John Sack, Founding Director of HighWire and recently named to the Board of Directors, welcomed the appointment of Tim Bacci to lead HighWire into its next stage of growth: “We are delighted to have someone of Tim’s calibre and experience. In addition to being a strong customer-focused leader, he is a technology visionary with a proven track record of execution. I look forward to working with him closely as he absorbs the nuances of scholarly publishing and hits the road to meet with our valued customers in the coming weeks.”

“I am honored and excited to lead HighWire and our dedicated and talented team into our next stage of growth,” said Tim Bacci. “Balancing the partnership of technology with best practices to meet the dynamic challenges of the unique and rewarding scholarly publishing community is what HighWire does best. I sincerely believe in continuing to better enable the science and discovery of tomorrow by focusing on innovation in publishing and research, and I look forward to the opportunity to interact with our customers to better understand how HighWire can not only meet their current and future needs, but exceed them.”