Kudos strengthens leadership team, appoints Michael Tadman as Sales Director

April 9 2019 / By Charlie Rapple

New hire brings extensive experience of sales leadership and business development in the academic and educational sectors

Kudos (www.growkudos.com), the award-winning service for accelerating research impact through strategic communications management, is delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Tadman as Sales Director.

Michael has over twenty years of sales experience, with a decade in senior executive positions. His previous roles have included Sales Director at Elsevier and Vice-President Higher Education Services at Pearson. More recently, Michael has been developing international sales of exam software directly with university assessment offices and faculty. He joins Kudos as part of a £2.2m investment, led by Mobeus Equity Partners, to spearhead the launch of a cutting-edge new platform for planning, tracking and reporting on research engagement and impact activities. 

“Michael has experience that is very hard to find,” commented Melinda Kenneway, Kudos CEO. “Our market is an incredibly complex one, so understanding how publishing works – the currency of research communication to date – is really important. At the same time, universities are focusing on more strategic communications around their projects and programmes, and funders are requiring Principal Investigators to undertake more communications work with broader audiences outside of academia. Kudos’s new communications and impact management service meets these emerging needs. Michael’s blend of experience of selling publications, online databases and SaaS products gives him a very strong foundation on which to assist Kudos in developing business opportunities based on a deep understanding of how universities and research teams work.”

“I’m really excited to be joining the leadership team at Kudos,” added Michael Tadman. “Opportunities like this don’t come along that often. Kudos has already proven itself as one of the most innovative and respected companies in the research sector. I am looking forward to helping realise the potential of this fast-growing company to help researchers and publishers engage new audiences and demonstrate the critical role of effective communication in accelerating research impact.”

Michael will lead sales strategy and business development for Kudos across publisher, academic and corporate sectors, globally, and will be recruiting a number of additional sales roles in support of this expansion.

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Contact: Charlie Rapple • charlie.a.rapple@growkudos.com • +44 1865 872527

About Kudos
275,000 researchers use Kudos for managing communications around their publications – across multiple publishers and tools. Kudos has over 100 publisher, institutional, society and corporate customers around the world. Kudos is shortly launching a new communications and engagement toolkit for research groups that enables them to collaborate and communicate about their work from the earliest stage of a project. Through this new service, research groups and departments can showcase their projects, create and action a communication plan, and track reach and engagement with broad audiences, within and outside of academia – all in one place. For more information: https://www.growkudos.com/about/research_groups

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