After graduating with a library science degree from the University of Toronto, Leslie started her library career as a cataloger at York University Libraries in Toronto. She has remained associated with library technical services for the last 30+ years, working within companies that serve libraries including Coutts Library Services, UTLAS and Innovative Interfaces. In 2006 she retired from Innovative as VP of Worldwide Sales after 21 years with the company, mostly in the areas of sales, marketing and product management. In 2009, she was invited to lead SkyRiver through its infancy to full production mode .
Vice President for Operations
Georgia Fujikawa is a librarian with an MLIS degree from San Jose State University. She has held positions in various libraries including Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where she was involved in an early electronic publishing initiative. In 1997 Georgia joined Innovative Interfaces as a Library Training Consultant and over the last five years has been Manager of Training Programs for Innovative. In 2009 she participated in the exploratory R&D project that evolved into SkyRiver and has been a resource person to SkyRiver since its inception.
Michael Markwith’s career began at the Richard Abel Company with various management responsibilities related to approval plans. He then became the Head of Acquisitions & Serials at Binghamton University in NY, responsible for all aspects of acquisitions including pre-order cataloging. From there he returned to the commercial side of libraries where he held sales and management positions with Blackwell North America, YBP, Faxon, and Swets. He was President of TDNet, Inc., responsible for establishing its U.S. office and overseeing both sales and operations. Markwith held a senior sales position with W.T. Cox prior to joining SkyRiver with responsibility for sales and developing new products for academic and public libraries. He has been a steadfast contributor to the library community as an active member of ALA and NASIG, speaking on library/vendor relations, and publishing many articles.
Kathleen has over 15 years experience working in public, academic, and special libraries. She received her MLIS from San Jose State University. Prior to joining Innovative Interfaces Inc. in 2007 as a Systems Librarian in the Union Databases Department, Kathleen was Associate Librarian at the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Kathleen joined SkyRiver in January, 2010.