ProQuest Names Jonathan Collins CFO

Aug 14, 2013, 10:00 ET from ProQuest

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest has promoted Jonathan Collins to Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Mr. Collins, who has been interim CFO since May, oversees all ProQuest's financial functions, including financial operations, accounting, procurement, facilities, treasury, taxation and investor relations.

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"Jonathan's experience and abilities have made him a vital contributor at ProQuest," said Kurt Sanford, ProQuest CEO. "We're delighted to have his strong financial leadership across our entire enterprise."

Mr. Collins joined ProQuest in 2010 as Vice President of Global Financial Operations.  Prior to joining ProQuest, he was the Executive Director of Financial Operations for the $2.5 billion North American and Asian businesses at International Automotive Components (IAC), a privately owned full service supplier of interior components to global automobile manufacturers.  Prior to that role, Mr. Collins spent five years with Lear, a publically traded Fortune 150 company, in various financial roles in offices throughout the world. Among his positions at Lear was Director of Finance for the North American Electrical Distribution Systems Division, a $1 billion portion of the company's global Electrical & Electronics business.  Before joining Lear, Jonathan was a financial analyst with Accenture.

Mr. Collins earned his MBA from the University of Michigan, where he graduated with distinction and was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma.  He holds a BA from Cedarville University.

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