Mark Hester joins Kudos as Head of Business Development

May 30 2018 / By Lauren McNeill

For immediate release, May 30th, 2018 –– Kudos (, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Hester as Head of Business Development. Mark is no stranger to the scholarly information sector, most recently managing international sales and client services at Ingenta, Aries and Atypon.


At Kudos, Mark will take responsibility for the company’s continued growth from its current base of more than one hundred publisher, society, institutional and corporate clients.

“We’re excited to have Mark join our team,” said Melinda Kenneway, Executive Director of Kudos. “Mark is widely known and respected in the industry. I’ve personally known him for many years and I know he’ll be a great asset to us and our customers.”

“I am delighted to join the Kudos team with its fantastic profile in the academic community, and exciting vision for boosting the performance of research,” adds Mark Hester.“I’m thrilled to be joining them and helping to augment the whole scholarly communications experience, from researcher to reader

Mark will be speaking at the upcoming EASE conference in June. Mark can be contacted at

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About Kudos

225,000 researchers have signed up to use Kudos’ free platform for managing communications around their publications – across multiple publishers and tools. They explain work in plain language and generate trackable links for sharing via email, web and social networks; these enable communications to be directly mapped against views, downloads, altmetrics and citations. Kudos thereby provides researchers, and their publishers and institutions, with a rich understanding of which channels and activities are most effective for broadening reach and impact. Kudos has over 100 publisher, institutional, society and corporate customers around the world. Recent analysis of Kudos data indicates that growth in full text downloads on the publisher site is 23% higher when the Kudos toolkit is used. Kudos was named Best New End User Product at the 2014 Charleston Advisor Readers’ Choice Awards and won the 2015 ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing. It has been named in Outsell’s “Ten to Watch” for three consecutive years and was voted one of the Top 3 emerging companies in the global information industry at Outsell's Signature Event in 2017. To find out more about Kudos, visit

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