GUILFORD, Conn., May 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sightlines, a leader in helping academic institutions better manage their facilities and capital investment strategies, today announced that Mark Schiff has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the company.
The announcement was part of a corporate reorganization announced by David Kadamus, the founder of Sightlines and its only CEO since its inception in 2000. Kadamus will step into a new role of executive chairman and founder at Sightlines, where he will focus on engaging with clients on a more strategic level and on new thought leadership initiatives designed to increase Sightlines' visibility in the higher education community.
"Over the past 14 years, our company has been in pursuit of a mission to help colleges and universities provide campus environments that are conducive to learning over a long period of time," said Kadamus. "Having developed the best-in-class process for analyzing facilities assets, we've experienced extraordinary business success and rapid growth. Now is the time for us to take the next step in our evolution as a company and Mark is the ideal person to assume the day-to-day leadership of Sightlines."
Schiff joined Sightlines in 2013 as executive vice president and chief operating officer. He has deep expertise in developing and marketing data-based tools and services to professional markets, an area of particular importance to Sightlines as the company attempts to move deeper into providing robust information services to universities that will help them better manage their facilities investments.
Prior to joining Sightlines, Schiff was president of Hubbard One, a business within Thomson Reuters Corporation that provided business development tools to lawyers. Schiff was charged with transforming the business, repositioning it in the market, as well as launching innovative data-fueled products and services. Prior to Hubbard One, Schiff served as vice president of product marketing for Thomson Reuters' Legal division, where he was responsible for their largest and most successful product launch in company history.
Schiff earned a bachelor of arts degree from Duke University and an MBA with Distinction from New York University's Stern School of Business.
"I'm grateful to David for this exciting opportunity to assume the day-to-day leadership of Sightlines and look forward to partnering with him as we work together to explore new market opportunities, forge new industry partnerships and find new ways to mine our industry-leading database in order to deliver even deeper and broader insights to the higher education market," said Schiff.
Founded in 2000, Sightlines works with more than 500 college and university campuses each year. Their ROPASM (Return-on-Physical-Assets) service provides a holistic approach to defining capital needs and provides an independent view of campus performance, reliably benchmarked against peer institutions. Academic institutions use ROPASM to defend budgets, secure additional funds, evaluate new construction, rebalance budgets, assess maintenance backlogs, determine proper staffing and service levels, and successfully present budgets to boards. Sightlines was named to the 2013 Inc. 5000 list, an annual report from Inc. Magazine of the fastest growing privately owned businesses in the U.S., for the fifth consecutive year. For more information, please call 203.682.4952, go to http://www.sightlines.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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