I'm Ryan Pugatch. I currently work for Hachette Book Group, one of the "big 5" publishers in the U.S. and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world (Hachette Livre,) as Vice President, Strategic Technology. I lead Hachette's Strategic Technology Group and work on engaging readers in new ways and helping them discover Hachette's books and authors. The Strategic Technology Group consists of five product teams centered on developing products for Hachette's consumers as well as global internal business users and distribution customers. I previously worked as Vice President, IT Operations at Hachette Book Group, Director, Systems Engineering / IT at Shoebuy.com, an IAC/InterActiveCorp company, and before that as Manager, Information Technology at TripAdvisor. Prior to working at TripAdvisor, I spent many years working as an IT consultant and working with and for small to medium sized businesses.
I am a business leader with an extensive technology background and expertise in digital innovation. My focus is on digital transformations, leveraging technology in consumer web, mobile, business intelligence, and digital analytics and taking a data-driven approach to iterative innovation.
I am originally from Stoughton, Massachusetts and spent time in Florida before settling back in Boston.
Drawn portrait courtesy of Hanna Bliss.