Who Is Infobase?

Who Is Infobase?

We are a community of learners who are proactive and fearless in our curiosity.

For 80 years, Infobase has created and curated exceptional content for educators, librarians, and learners across the globe. We are proud of our rich history in publishing, from supplying facts on the set of Jeopardy!, to the newsroom with Walter Cronkite, to the bookshelves of the Oval Office. Infobase brands such as Facts On File, Credo, Films On Demand, Learn360, The World Almanac® for Kids, Vault Law, Firsthand, The Mailbox®, and many others have long since been trusted resources in the lives of journalists, presidents, teachers, and career seekers just like you!

Today, we are an educational solutions provider who facilitates the connection between content, people, and the learning experiences that empower you to evolve personally and professionally throughout your life.

A Quick History Of Infobase

MAKING TEACHING & LEARNING MORE EFFICIENT

The use of technology in the classroom or during the act of learning is not meant to replace the relationship between teachers and students, or mentors and mentee, but rather to enhance it.

When technology is used properly, it can improve personalization and access to resources, maximize and inspire learning, increase efficiency, and improve learning outcomes.

Today, Infobase is passionate about creating a launchpad for collaboration and the exploration of new ideas through connection, trusted content, and always putting the right tools in the hands of people who love learning.

Making Teaching & Learning More Efficient

The use of technology in the classroom or during the act of learning is not meant to replace the relationship between teachers and students, or mentors and mentee, but rather to enhance it.
When technology is used properly, it can improve personalization and access to resources, maximize and inspire learning, increase efficiency, and improve learning outcomes.
Today, Infobase is passionate about creating a launchpad for collaboration and the exploration of new ideas through connection, trusted content, and always putting the right tools in the hands of people who love learning.

Meet Our Leadership Team

A culture of innovation, inclusion, and driving people toward their personal passions—which includes developing available career paths within the business, and giving our employees a platform to share ideas, problems, and solutions. We are a company built for change, eager to provide efficiency, and prove that taking risks was a crucial part of our future success.
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Paul Skordilis

CEO

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Jim Housley

CFO

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Alexander Pereira

CTO

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Amanda Shea

Senior VP of Marketing

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Chris Plapp

VP of Product Management & Strategy

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Laurie Likoff

Editorial Director and Head of Content and Product Development

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Eric Stutzke

SVP & General Manager, Vault/Firsthand

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Paul Skordilis
CEO

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Jim Housley
CFO

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Jim Housley
Chief Financial Officer
Joined Infobase in 1997

  • 30+ years of experience in finance, operations, HR and IT systems
  • Completed 8 acquisitions and integrations while with the company
  • Served as Controller of Sunburst Communications, an educational publisher
  • M.B.A. from Pace University and B.A. in Accounting and Computer Information Systems

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Alexander Pereira
CTO

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Alexander Pereira
Chief Technology Officer
Joined Infobase in 2020

  • 30+ years in IT and product leadership experience
  • Responsible for architecting and building products that have generated over $500M in Revenue
  • Specializes in M&A technology due diligence, technology-debt mitigation, and tech-stack rationalization
  • Previously worked as Senior Vice President of Product and Innovation for Pearson

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Amanda Shea
Senior VP of Marketing

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Amanda Shea
Senior Vice President of Marketing

  • Spent 20 years leading marketing strategy in education and data analytics industries
  • Specializes in revenue generation, corporate messaging, content marketing, and marketing and sales alignment
  • Responsible for B2C, B2B and go to market strategies, sales enablement the optimization of buyer journeys for all subscribers and adoption of data and automation across the enterprise
  • Amanda is lover of sports, a mother of 5 children, and the daughter of teacher

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Chris Plapp
VP of Product Management & Strategy

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Chris Plapp
Vice President of Product Management and Strategy
Joined Infobase in 2012

  • 18+ years in technology, digital media, and cloud-based online solution development experience
  • Known for identifying opportunities and strategies to drive future product growth
  • Directs and oversees all aspects of the product lifecycle management that meet market and user requirements that facilitate rapid development and implementation of new products and enhancements

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Laurie Likoff
Editorial Director and Head of Content and Product Development

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Laurie Likoff
Editorial Director and Head of Content and Product Development

  • 30+ years in publishing, instrumental in transitioning Facts On File from a highly-regarded publisher of print reference titles into a solutions-based provider of digital content known world-wide for its curated and award-winning databases and streaming video collections.
  • Directs the content of Bloom’s Literature, Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center, World News Digest, Issues & Controversies, The World Almanac® for Kids, and Films On Demand.
  • Her career in the Educational publishing sector reflects her lifelong passion for learning, including positions as Vice-President, College Division, HarperCollins Publishers, Editor-in-Chief at McGraw-Hill International, and Managing Editor at Oxford University Press, ELT Division
  • Laurie is happily married and the proud mother of two grown sons. She enjoys yoga, cycling, walking and reading and volunteers in her Westchester community.