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Richard Smith - RR Bowker. Princeton, NJ, US

Richard Smith Richard Smith

Sr Product Manager | RR Bowker


at RR Bowker (Identifier Services)



I've worked for a variety of start-ups that would eventually become, Waterhouse Securities’ Electronic Brokerage Services Division, and was later purchased by Reuters, and I joined the company as Director of New Products, where I was involved in the consumer media marketplace to drive the change in how media companies monetize their content in an era where media information has become commoditized.

I returned west and resumed work as a consultant for a variety of media companies and aggregators, and joined Seybold Scientific as a partner in 2008 with a focus on newer product and service offerings. In addition to my work with Seybold Scientific, I continue to advise companies ranging from startup to enterprise in an ongoing effort to grow my knowledge and share my experience.

My experience includes both B2B and B2C markets, where I have worked in conjunction with leading web brands such as Double Click, Yahoo, Google, MSN, as well as large financial service brands including Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Ameritrade, and Schwab. My expertise includes an understanding of new product development, licensing, and packaging of content and tools.

My future goals are entrepreneurial in nature. I am always developing new ideas and am vetting them with my various contacts.

My retirement plan is to teach English as a Second Language while immersing myself in other cultures. I hope to make that my retirement activity until which time I am either mentally or physically incapable of doing so.

Industry Expertise (2)



Areas of Expertise (5)


Product Management


Lead Generation

Publishing Identifiers

Education (2)

The University of Montana: BA, Political Science 1995

Western Governors University: Master's, Business Administration 2017

Affiliations (2)

  • PDMA
  • BISG

Event Appearances (2)

Society for Scholarly Publishing

Identifiers: Their Care and Feeding - Best Practices and New Developments for Scholarly Publishers  Boston, MA


Digital Discussions: eBook Publishing

Publish15  Forsyth Conference Center, Cumming GA




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