Executive Vice President – Research Databases & Library Services
Gar Sydnor has product management responsibility for EBSCO Information Services’ business lines that include Research Databases, Library Services, and SaaS. In this role, he is responsible for product budget and financial performance, market positioning, content creation, development roadmaps and product launch and implementations. Major business areas include EBSCO Research Databases and Linking Services, EBSCO FOLIO, EBSCO Discovery, EBSCO Learning, Flipster, Novelist, BiblioGraph and Panorama.
Gar joined EBSCO in 1994 and was part of the EBSCO team that launched EBSCOhost online service in the 1990s. He later served as Senior Vice President at The Library Corporation and was involved in its strategic direction and growth, helping to launch several library systems and lean business startups. Gar is a former public library board member and frequent speaker in the library market, highlighting ways to implement and integrate the latest technologies into libraries to produce better user experiences and valuable outcomes to staff, students and library patrons. He is a strong advocate of lean business methodologies and the Pragmatic Framework™ for delivering practical, measurable innovation to libraries and institutions.