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Skip Prichard

President and Chief Executive Officer

Skip Prichard

Skip is the fifth president of OCLC since its founding in 1967. Attracted to OCLC’s public purpose, he joined OCLC in 2013 after leading several multi-national organizations that provide a variety of services and content to libraries around the world.

Before joining OCLC, Skip was President and CEO of Ingram Content Group Inc., a leading global content and services provider. During his time at Ingram, he expanded Ingram’s international locations to continental Europe and Australia, strengthened its digital offerings, and repositioned the company as a services provider. Prior to his leadership at Ingram, he was President and CEO of ProQuest Information and Learning, a respected global publisher and information provider serving library, education, government and corporate markets with offices around the world. Skip led a successful transformation at ProQuest. Earlier in his career, he held a number of executive positions with LexisNexis.

Among Skip’s many passions is his Leadership Insights blog where he interviews authors and thought leaders, and shares his views on a number of topics. His views on the future of books, publishing, and libraries have been featured in various national and international media. He is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences around the world.

Skip received his Bachelor of Science degree from Towson State University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

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O: 614.764.6368
T: 800.848.5878
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