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Our Team

Noel Capon - Chairman

Noel Capon received his BSc and PhD in chemistry from the University College, London University; Dip BA from Manchester Business School; MBA from Harvard Business School; and PhD from Columbia Business School.

Professor Capon previously held faculty positions at UCLA and Harvard Business School before joining Columbia in 1979.  He served as Chair of the Marketing Divisions at both UCLA and Columbia. He  is currently Chair of the Managerial Marketing Division at Columbia.  He has been visiting professor at INSEAD (France), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai, PRC.

Professor Capon teaches marketing, and sales and strategic account management courses to MBA and EMBA students at Columbia.  In addition, he has taught at many educational institutions as a visiting professor. He also contributes to Columbia Business School's Executive Education and has designed, directed, and taught in a wide variety of marketing, sales management, and strategic and global account management programs. He also designs, directs and teaches in numerous custom programs for major corporations globally. Professor Capon co-founded The Chief Sales Executive Forum, now in its 14th year and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA).

 

Paul Capon - CEO

Mr. Capon graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2006 with a B.S in Management, and received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.  Mr. Capon served as a  logistics officer based out of Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom.  During his time in service, he completed two tours in Afghanistan.  In Kandahar, he was in charge of logistical operations for NATO construction projects throughout Afghanistan.  During his second tour, Mr. Capon deployed to Kabul where he served as convoy commander for over 120 convoys and the commander of an embedded training team.  His team was responsible for training and aiding the Afghanistan National Police in the development of their national logistics infrastructure.

In 2011 Mr. Capon left the Air Force as a Captain and enrolled in the Executive MBA 2013 Global Program where he received an MBA from both London Business School and Columbia Business School.  While attending business school, Mr. Capon focused on investing and operating distressed companies and start-ups.  He is currently the CEO of Wessex Press, and within one year, increased the company's revenue by 2.5X and turned the company profitable for the first time in over 7 years.  Additionally he is the founder of LunaCap Ventures, a hybrid growth capital fund, and led an investment round in a $5MM revenue company that enabled them to increase their revenue by over 40% in 7 months after the investment.  Mr. Capon also restructured a non profit hospitality group, saving them from bankruptcy.

Mr. Capon is a founding member of the New York City Military Officers Club, and also sits on the board of Comply First.  He remains active in the United States Air Force as a reserve Officer.

 

 Tim Burgard

Timothy Burgard -Lead Editor

Mr. Burgard received his B.A. degree from Bucknell University in 1991. He has extensive experience in editing corporate finance and accounting books for the professional and academic marketplace. As an Acquisitions Editor for John Wiley & Sons, Mr. Burgard has developed content across an array of disciplines covering executive/strategic viewpoints, technology best practices, core finance and accounting concepts and best practices, and business performance management strategies and solutions.

 


 

Lyn C. Maize - Editor

Lyn is an experienced business publishing and learning executive and consultant, with a passion for the design of innovative technology-enabled learning solutions. She is former senior executive at Xerox, VP eLearning Solutions at ProQuest and PRIMEDIA and the former Editor in Chief of the Dryden Press at Harcourt Brace Publishers. She has a reputation for bringing energy, ideas and process to the launch of innovative products and services. She has helped launch first generation technology enabled marketing and accounting programs in higher education; a virtual university for Sub Saharan Africa for the World Bank; and turned Senior Managers into avatars at EY. She is currently an equity participant in a cutting edge learning venture, Café Learn, a transformational course redesign and learning platform for higher education.

She has authored and contributed to articles for the AACSB, AMA and AAA in higher education, workplace learning periodicals such as Chief Learning Officer magazine, ASTD blogs and articles, Training Industry events and publications as well as being a contributor to a 2012 book "Engaging the Avatar; New Frontiers in Immersive Learning". She received the “2011 Innovative Product of the Year” Award from Xerox for her collaboration on designing strategies for interactive, engaged learning in 3D environments. She has a BA in Art History from Illinois State University and certificates from The University of Salzburg and Northwestern University.

Janet Garraty - Copy Editor

Janet Garraty is a seasoned publisher, content consultant, editor and writer. in 2006 Janet founded and launched a local print magazine dedicated to providing compelling editorial content for a subscriber base of approximately 15,000 monthly readers. Converting that experience to a digital format three years later, Janet re-launched the publication online called Go Jane News.

With extensive copy writing, editing and development experience, Janet now helps businesses improve their brand recognition by creating attention-getting content that attracts, engages and converts audiences to clients.

Her content services called Write It Like You Mean It, include audience identification, web writing, email marketing, presentations, editing and writing for both digital and print marketing materials.

 

Anna Botelho - Graphic Designer

Anna started her career as a computer programming pioneer in the late 1970's in the planning department of a major UK catalog firm. After moving to the US in 1981, she became a typesetter and worked on the A&M Addressograph. Anna also worked with the Varityper (also known as the Vari-Typer or VariTyper) which was a highly ingenious "word processor" of the pre-digital age. Anna apprenticed in true graphic design and even worked with the Compugraphic, which was at the vanguard of what was then considered to be a revolution in the graphic arts: "cold type." Today, Anna is a big fan of the Mac.
With over 35 years in the graphics design business, Anna has literally experienced the evolution of graphic design in itself. We are honored to work with someone who is such a master at her craft.

 

Judi Gibbs - MLS, Indexer

Judi has been indexing since 1999. One of her early clients was Microsoft, which hired her to index an encyclopedia and Speech Server documentation. Over the years, she has indexed a wide range of scholarly, technical, and trade books. Since 2007, she has been indexing marketing books for Noel Capon—the founder of Wessex Press.

Before becoming an indexer, Judi was a librarian and a medical and technical writer. Her work as a writer often included usability testing of documentation. Her indexes reflect her usability experience and her experience as a reference librarian in university and company libraries.

Judi has been a member of the American Society for Indexing since 1998. In 2012, she served as president of the Pacific Northwest Chapter. She is currently secretary for ASI national.

 

Alisa Matlovsky - Account Manager

Alisa has been with Wessex Press for the past seven years, serving as the company’s principal point of contact and overseeing much of its administrative and logistical operations.  Her role has included expanding brand recognition, developing a client network, and implementing initiatives to underscore the company’s commitment to innovation in education. She has a background in event planning and producing, honed during her years as an assistant director in film and television.  

Alisa has her Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and her Masters’ from Sarah Lawrence College and the George Washington University.  She was a co-founder of the Princeton Women’s Network of Los Angeles and currently chairs the service group of the PWN of NY.    

Alisa is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Stage Directors & Choreographer’s Society, and currently serves as the Volunteer District Leader for New York’s 10th congressional district for the Humane Society of the United States.

 

Wee Sang Jong - International Sales

Wee Sang Jong is based out of Malaysia and is responsible for all sales in the Asian market and co-publishes some of our international editions. He began his publishing career in 1988 and has 27 years of experience in the publishing industry. Throughout his publishing years, he held numerous senior positions and responsibilities at several publishing corporations in Malaysia. In March 2014, he founded SJ Learning, a startup publishing company based in Malaysia.

During his career he spent over 14 years at Cengage Learning Asia division, where he received numerous awards and recognitions. He also spent several years at Harcourt Brace and Company Asia PTe Ltd., the Times Mirror International Publishers and Addison Wesley Publishers. Sang Jong holds a Bachelors of Economics degree from National University of Malaysia (UKM).