Kobo has been quietly going through a management reshuffling over the past few months, with Michael Serbinis stepping down as CEO, other senior management departing the company, and now Michael Tamblyn being promoted.
Kobo announced Thursday morning that Michael Tamblyn, one of the original members of the Kobo executive team, has now been promoted to President of the company where he will work closely with the new Kobo CEO Takahito Aiki. In related news, Cerys Goodall left her position at Kobo as head of PR earlier this year.
Having joined Shortcovers in June 2009, Tamblyn has been a member of Kobo’s executive team since before it was known as Kobo. Since then, he has led the expansion of Kobo’s publisher relationships, content catalogue, and merchandising operations around the world. Prior to joining Kobo, Tamblyn was the founding CEO of the supply chain agency BookNet Canada. Tamblyn also co-founded Canada’s first online bookstore Bookshelf.ca, purchased by Indigo Books & Music in 1998, where he also served as Vice President of Online Operations.