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 am responsible for consumer web and marketing technology, business intelligence and digital analytics, digital publishing technology, and global product management. 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 business.
I am a seasoned senior executive 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.