AUGUST 17, 2023
Minnesota, August 17, 2023 – Bibliotheca, a global leader in library solutions, is thrilled to announce the exciting updates to its executive team with the return of Matt Bellamy as President of the Americas. Bellamy will officially begin his role on August 28th, marking his comeback to the Library Industry after a three-year hiatus. Additionally, Bibliotheca is delighted to introduce Craig Holmes as the new Chief Financial Officer, who will take up his responsibilities on August 21st.
Bellamy’s return to Bibliotheca brings with it a wealth of industry experience and a deep-rooted commitment to advancing libraries. His journey in the library industry began at 3M, where he demonstrated his dedication and passion for the field. Over the course of nearly 20 years, he played a pivotal role in shaping the company’s growth and success. Bellamy’s global insights and strategic vision were further showcased during the merger with Bibliotheca, solidifying his reputation as a prominent figure in the industry. After a three-year break, his reentry into the field has generated considerable excitement and anticipation among his peers.
Joe Grillo, CEO of Bibliotheca, expressed his enthusiasm for Bellamy’s return, stating, “We are excited to welcome Matt Bellamy back to the Bibliotheca family. His extensive background, coupled with his unwavering commitment to the library community, makes him an invaluable asset to our executive team. We look forward to the fresh perspectives and innovative ideas he will bring as we continue our journey of shaping the future of libraries.”
“I am thrilled to be returning to the library industry and rejoining the Bibliotheca team.” said Bellamy. “The vital role that libraries play in our communities is more evident than ever, and I am excited to contribute to the continued evolution of libraries. Together with the dedicated professionals at Bibliotheca, I am confident that we will build upon our legacy of innovation and enhance the library experience for users around the world.”
Accompanying this exciting announcement is the introduction of Craig Holmes as the new Chief Financial Officer. With significant leadership experience in growing companies organically and through M&A in industrial and technology markets, Holmes brings a wealth of financial expertise and strategic insights to Bibliotheca. His track record of success includes leading highly successful liquidity events at six companies, as well as spearheading IPOs and substantial inbound M&A, equity market, and debt market initiatives.
“I am excited to join Bibliotheca as the CFO,” said Holmes. “I am truly impressed by the organization’s dedication to innovation and its profound impact on society. I look forward to contributing my financial acumen to further enhance the company’s growth trajectory.”
These strategic additions to the executive team mark a significant milestone for Bibliotheca, solidifying its position as a pioneer in library technology and solutions. The collective expertise of Matt Bellamy and Craig Holmes is set to invigorate Bibliotheca’s vision and drive its continued success in the evolving library landscape.
Bibliotheca is dedicated to the development of innovative technologies and library management solutions that help sustain and grow libraries around the world. Bibliotheca reimagines how libraries function, using integrated technology to inspire and delight all kinds of people, wherever they are: at home, on the move, or within the library walls.
Bibliotheca employs 400 people across 21 countries, partnering with 30,000 libraries to make the library experience—physical and digital—seamless, intuitive, and inclusive.
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