David (Skip) Prichard, president and chief executive officer of Ingram Content Group announced on May 25 that he will leave the company effective June 8. Current chairman John R. Ingram will assume the role of CEO at that time.
“Five years ago, I joined Ingram in large part because I was excited about the possibilities ahead for the company,” Prichard wrote on his personal blog. “Excited to work with John Ingram, I signed up to accomplish certain goals, and those goals have all been met one by one. Ingram Content Group is better positioned than ever before to navigate all of the changes happening in the industry.”
Prichard joined Ingram in 2007, and worked to transition the company into a services provider for publishers. By 2009, Ingram’s businesses had been reorganized and integrated into a new company called Ingram Content Group. In the past three years, the businesses have been “growing significantly,” according to a company release.
“Skip rebranded and refocused our efforts within Ingram Content, and through a well designed strategy, hard work and energetic leadership repositioned our companies to succeed in the fast changing publishing environment,” Ingram said in the release.
In the near term, Prichard wrote that he is planning on consulting.
“Part of leadership is knowing when you have completed the mission,” Prichard wrote. “My timing for wanting to move to a new phase coincided with John Ingram’s desire to assume a more direct role. I’m excited for what’s ahead for Ingram and also for me as I embark on a new path.”
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