November 18, 2017

Skip Prichard Named CEO and President of OCLC, Will Take Over July 1

Skip Prichard was named the next President and CEO of OCLC, effective July 1. (In the meantime, he will serve as President-elect, effective June 3.) Prichard will succeed Jay Jordan, who will retire June 30, after 15 years as OCLC President and CEO.

Prichard most recently served as President and CEO of Ingram Content Group, a position he left just shy of a year ago, saying he’d met the goals he came to achieve. Previously, he was President and CEO of ProQuest Information and Learning, a position he vacated after the business was sold to Cambridge Information Group in 2007.

Skip Prichard to Depart Ingram Content Group

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.”