Jabin White                                                     

 

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106 Quaker Lane                                                                                                       Home: (610) 525-1803

Villanova, Pa. 19085                                                                                                            jabin@jabin.com

 

Summary

Senior Electronic Publishing Executive with a unique blend of technical, management and communication skills.  More than 12 years of demonstrable experience in electronic publishing.

  • Frequent public speaker on XML (extensible markup language) and related technologies.
  • Deep experience in publishing technologies, markup languages and content management.
  • Co-Founder, Philadelphia XML Users Group.
  • Chair, MedBiquitous Consortium Point of Care Learning Working Group
  • Strong reputation and contacts within the STM publishing community

 

Professional Experience

 SILVERCHAIR, Inc., Villanova, PA                                                   February 2006-Present

Vice President for Product Development (Feb. 2006-October 2007)

Vice President of Marketing (October 2007 to present)

  • Work in a strategic leadership role to help customers evaluate their content assets, advise on relevant technologies, and collaboratively determine product and process development opportunities.
  • Lead Silverchair’s strategy development for delivering content into digital healthcare workflow tools.
  • Work to promote Silverchair services to both current and potential clients, including explaining and educating clients on the value of Silverchair’s semantic markup capabilities

 

Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA                                                              October 2000-January 2006

Executive Director, Electronic Production

Led US-based Electronic Production operations for health sciences division of global publisher

Managed teams that support the content and application management of such platforms as MD Consult, Mosby’s Drug Consult, and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) production system

Helped define company’s content structures and standards in XML and related content standards

  • Completed re-organization and improved service levels of multimedia production group from a two-location, two-process paradigm to a seamless department with one process in multiple locations
  • Helped organize Elsevier DTDs (Document Type Definitions) into a modular framework from which multiple DTDs could be authored, creating cost savings and lowering maintenance effort
  • Managed transition of processes of US Electronic Production group (Harcourt) to more closely align with the processes of the existing Elsevier infrastructure
  • Established company’s first handheld publishing capabilities, for Palm and PocketPC platforms

 

Unbound Medicine, Media, PA                                                                             May 2000-October 2000

Content Specialist

  • Oversaw all aspects of company’s use of XML and related standards
  • Wrote DTD for company’s first “Unbound” family of products
  • Served as content liaison between authors and company
  • Charged with building authoring system to allow authors to submit structured content for a variety of products

 

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA                                                   August 1997–May 2000

Senior Manager, SGML/XML Group

  • Initiated and oversaw company's SGML/XML initiative, including education/marketing program on SGML for all employees
  • Conceptualized and led design of customized version of MS Word (internally called Edit2000) to enable SGML tagging by non-SGML editors
  • Managed SGML conversion project consisting of 151 medical and nursing journals for output on platforms such as Ovid and HighWire, and for internal use

 

Mosby, St. Louis, MO                                                                                         August 1995–August 1997

Database Publishing Editor; and Editor I

  • Managed all aspects of Mosby’s GenRx CD-ROM, including production, assistance with marketing strategies, and coordination of technical support
  • Designed and implemented Mosby's first "unlockable" CD-ROM product
  • Named Mosby "Star Performer" in September, 1996

 

Current Medicine, Philadelphia, PA  1994-1995

Editorial Assistant

  • Assisted in development of new projects, including Wooliscroft: Current Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Responsible for all administrative aspects of two projects; Mandell: Atlas of Infectious Diseases and Yanoff: Atlas of Ophthalmology

Education

 

Bachelor of Arts, History, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Masters in Business Administration, Pennsylvania State University, Great Valley/Malvern, PA

 

Presentations & articles

 

 

Technical Training/skills

 

Office Productivity Software

Microsoft Office Expert, MS Project, MS Visio                         WordPerfect

Quark Xpress                                                                           Adobe PhotoShop

HTML Editors                                                                         Web Pages Designed

Alaire HomeSite                                                                       www.jabin.com

HotDog Pro                                                                             www.billrettberg.com

Coffee Cup HTML                                                                   www.simply-funds.com

Microsoft FrontPage                                                                 Others available on request

XML/SGML Editors                                                                Programming

XMetal                                                                                    PERL

XML Spy                                                                                 ASP (Active Server Pages)

FrameMaker+SGML                                                                Visual Basic Studio

ArborText Adept (Epic)                                                           SQL (Structured Query Language)