About Us

DPP is led by Managing Partners with extensive experience and relationships in the publishing, media and entertainment, technology and information services industries:

Neil Posner, Managing Partner

A senior executive with over 25 years of experience, Neil played a leading role transforming business and pricing models for companies moving from print to electronic information distribution in the journal, book, software and information services, financial services and professional publishing industries. Prior to co-founding Digital Publishing Partners, Neil was responsible for the formulation and implementation of winning pricing strategies, tactics, and processes to drive profitable growth and value capture at such major international companies as Avaya, Elsevier and American Express. As a pricing strategy consultant, Neil helped clients in the digital publishing arena break into new market segments and secure multi-year contracts by utilizing a structured approach to commercializing product/service offerings.

From 2004 to 2007, Neil was VP Pricing Strategy at Avaya - a $5 billion telecommunications leader, where he created the pricing function and built a team to guide worldwide corporate pricing strategy. Neil moved the company toward a pricing model emphasizing greater value capture from software and intellectual property through both direct and indirect sales channels. Neil spent 7 years as VP Pricing for Elsevier, the world's largest scientific, technical and medical publisher where Neil successfully introduced and evolved the pricing for Elseviers´ ScienceDirect platform which included over 1,500 journals as well as a full range of electronic products, scientific and health databases, major reference works, advanced search tools and software.

Prior to joining Elsevier, Neil managed pricing for merchant card acceptance at American Express and in addition, held various pricing and financial management positions at Research Institute of America (a division of Thomson Corporation) and at Revlon's health and beauty aids division. Neil began his career doing intangible asset valuations with Arthur Andersen & Co. Neil holds an MBA from Fordham University, was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society, and has a BS in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany.

Andy Weissberg, Managing Partner

Andy has over 20 years of digital media experience spanning the publishing, information services, and health sciences industries. Prior to co-founding DPP, Andy served as Vice President of Identifier Services at Bowker, a member of the ProQuest family of companies. At Bowker, Andy was responsible for the operations of the US ISBN Agency as well as several ISO information services, identification and meta-data standards agencies and products. In addition to creating new social media and title management platforms for publishers and authors, Andy played a key role in the development and commercialization of Bowker's bibliographic search and discovery offerings for the retail, library and education markets. He is former member of the International ISBN Agency and International ISTC Agency Boards of Directors, and currently spearheads the Search Engine and Social Network Optimization Workgroup for the Book Industry Study Group.

Prior to joining Bowker, Andy served as the General Manager of Electronic Media for Advanstars´ Life Sciences Group. At Advanstar, Andy commercialized and launched ModernMedicine.com, a leading clinical and practice management decision-support, CME and knowledge resource for physicians and healthcare professionals. Andy served in various senior-level marketing communications and electronic media roles in the pharmaceutical and healthcare advertising agency space. Andy earned his B.S. Degree in Communications from the University of South Florida and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Publishing at Pace University.

Erik Christopher, Senior Advisor

Erik is a seasoned digital publishing and information services professional with over a decade of experience in developing, launching, commercializing, selling and managing print and electronic solutions and service offerings for the academic library, K-12, corporate library and public library market sectors. Erik's experience includes serving as Digital Services Sales Manager-ebooks for Blackwell, where he led strategic sales of eBooks and Blackwell's electronic resources. Throughout his career, Erik has been engaged to develop and execute effective and collaborative sales strategies utilizing market data to sell into untapped opportunities, consult on ordering workflows and the integration of electronic content offerings for numerous enterprise library media and information services platforms. Erik earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Cloud State University (MN), May 1999.

Teri Mendelsohn, Senior Advisor

Teri Mendelsohn specializes in the creation, design, implementation and launch of online information products and their enhancements. Her experience includes various senior-level roles at leading information services and strategic consulting firms. Teri served as Director of Clinical Markets at Ovid Technologies, a Wolters Kluwer NV company and leading provider of biomedical full-text and citational databases. Also at Ovid, she was Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development. Before that, Ms. Mendelsohn was an Associate in the media practice of the global strategic consulting firm Mitchell Madison Group. At MIT Press, she was Coordinating Editor, Cognitive Science before becoming Assistant Acquisitions Editor, Philosophy. Ms. Mendelsohn received her MBA from Columbia Business School and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Executive Board of the Longevity Council at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a Practitioner on the Sounding Board of the Entrepreneurship Program at Columbia Business School.

Renee Register, Practice Leader, Metadata Services 

Renee Register is an information professional specializing in the creation and organization of metadata to optimize content discovery. She has over 20 years’ experience in building and growing innovative metadata systems, products, and services for libraries, content vendors, and the publisher supply chain. Her consulting and advisory services focus on analysis, interpretation, and implementation of best practices and systems for metadata creation, acquisition, and maintenance.Renee holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky and was named as U.K. Library and Information Science Alumna of the Year in 2009. Her experience includes 10 years with Ingram Book Company, first as Manager of Cataloging Services for Ingram Library Services and then as Director of Classification and Bibliographic Control with Ingram Customer Systems. At Ingram, her responsibilities included oversight of policies and practices relating to both library metadata in MARC format and publisher supply chain product description metadata in ONIX and other formats. She then moved to OCLC where she spent 6 years as Manager of Contract Cataloging Services and as Senior Product Manager with OCLC Metadata Services and Applications, specializing in partnering with publishers and vendors.