June 3, 2021 – Los Gatos, CA – Tony Alves is now part of the Executive Leadership Team as Senior Vice President, Product Management at HighWire. Alves has 30 years of experience in scholarly communications including 20 years leading Product Management at Aries Systems.
Alves leads HighWire’s product team and has full responsibility for advancing HighWire’s product portfolio and directing future innovation. Alves is well-positioned with expertise successfully developing solutions for editorial and production workflow management, and soliciting and integrating new product ideas and new market opportunities from key stakeholders. In addition, Alves’ active and engaged participation in the broader scholarly publishing ecosystem has earned him a reputation for facilitating collaboration across organizations, leading the Manuscript Exchange Common Approach (MECA) initiative, for example, alongside HighWire Founder John Sack.
“We’re delighted to have Tony Alves on board, as his years of deep Product Management expertise, as well as his active participation in the industry will benefit the Company, and will also prove invaluable to the communities we serve,” says Rahul Arora, CEO of MPS and HighWire.
“From the earliest moments collaborating with Tony on the MECA initiative, Tony’s talents were very clear to me,” commented John Sack, HighWire Press founder. “Tony is superb at partnering — MECA was challenging because it was a partnership of competitors — and many of us look forward to having a new colleague with these skills and broad industry knowledge and participation.”
“Joining this team to help shape the future of HighWire innovation is very exciting,” commented Alves. “Both MPS and HighWire have such rich histories and reputations as forward-thinking and supportive partners to their constituent communities, and I look forward to fusing customer insight with the strong capabilities of our product and development teams to optimize our platforms for cutting edge applications.”
About MPS Limited MPS was established as a subsidiary of Macmillan Limited in 1970 to change the way the world learns. After a change of majority stake in 2011-12 and with an entrepreneurial mindset, MPS developed significant momentum as a result of consistent reinvestment in the business and seven acquisitions in seven years.
MPS now provides platform, learning, and content solutions and is a global partner to the world’s leading enterprises, publishers, learning companies, educational institutions, and content aggregators. MPS is listed on major Indian stock exchanges; nearly 2,500 associates power MPS across seven development centers in India, three subsidiaries in Europe, and five client offices in North America. MPS has been at the forefront of market changes, introducing new ways of learning and driving impact from each learning experience through engaging content and advanced platforms.
About HighWire HighWire is an industry-leading global provider of digital publishing tools and platform solutions across all aspects of the publishing life cycle, including content management and hosting, e-commerce, analytics, access and identity management, manuscript submission and tracking.
HighWire was born out of Stanford University, shaped the early stages of digital scholarly publishing, and is now celebrating its 25th year since it was founded. This combination of deep domain publishing and academic expertise makes HighWire the technology partner of choice for the leading global commercial and academic publishers.