Gary Kimberley joins Maverick to extend Client Support in Retail and Trade

Maverick Outsource Services Ltd (MOSL), the specialist outsource solutions company for the publishing industry, today announced that Gary Kimberley has joined as Senior Associate, Retail and Trade to support MOSL’s recent client growth in this sector.

Gary has over 20 years experience in commercial publishing covering all formats including digital, books, magazines and journals. He has joined MOSL’s expanding senior associate consultancy team to provide in-depth expertise and support for its increasing roster of trade and retail clients. With a focus on both top level strategic development as well as sound commercial advice, Gary will consult on digital publishing and e-distribution strategies including product and content development, sales and marketing and online channel choice. He will also assist clients in the exploration of emerging technologies, multimedia and digital marketing techniques as well as vendor selection, partner choice and management.

Prior to joining Maverick, Gary’s previous roles included Group Director at Haymarket Publishing and Sales Director at The Stationary Office. At Haymarket Gary was responsible for publishing many of the top 100 consumer magazines in addition to running their research and development department. During his tenure at TSO, Gary grew the publishing services business by 40% and identified and developed many new revenue streams including online products and services.

Since 2001 Gary has been an independent consultant supporting many publishing organisations including Continuum Books, The Royal Mail Group and The Institute of Engineering & Technology. He also spent 2 years assisting the Random House Group, first as Business Development Director and latterly as Digital Services Director with a remit to develop publishing services for the company’s client publishers.

“I am delighted to be able to offer my experience of the retail and trade sectors to Maverick clients and help them overcome some of the challenges this rapidly changing market sector has presented,” said Gary Kimberley. “At the same time, I look forward to helping Maverick provide its consultancy and outsourced support services to an increasing number of retail publishers who I know will greatly benefit from them.”

Martin Marlow, Principal of Maverick Outsource Services, added, “Over the last 12 months we have recognised a noticeable rise in service enquiries from retail and trade publishers. The rapidly changing commercial dynamics and plethora of digital distribution options in the sector is sometimes bewildering. To have someone of Gary’s calibre join the team enables us to assist our customers with premium level support and advice, as well as increasingly share experiences and information across all the publishing sectors we serve. We are privileged to have him on board.”

Gary and the rest of the Maverick team will be attending the London Bookfair (Earls Court, London, UK) between April 11th-13th. He can be reached on gary@maverick-os.com.

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