Brian Napack Joins Board of Isolation Network, Parent Company of Digital Distribution Companies, INgrooves & INscribe Digital
Brian Napack, former president of book publisher Macmillan, has joined the Board of Directors for Isolation Network, the parent company to e-book distributor INscribe Digital and digital music distributor INgrooves. Napack fills a board seat held by majority owner, Shamrock Capital, a leading private equity fund focused on media, entertainment and communications. Shamrock Capital made a significant investment in Isolation Network in 2010 that allowed the company to expand its e-book distribution platform for INscribe Digital and fueled the acquisition of Fontana Distribution by INgrooves.
“Brian Napack has a distinguished record of creating and managing the digital transformation of businesses in media, entertainment and education, and a deep understanding of how to invest for growth,” said Robb McDaniels, CEO and Founder of Isolation Network. “We share his belief that the Isolation Network is well-positioned to meet the needs of music labels, book publishers and content owners around the world.”
“Brian brings extraordinary industry perspective to the team and we look forward to his insight as we pursue new growth opportunities,” said Anne Kubek, Executive Vice President/General Manager at INscribe Digital.
“Robb and his team at Isolation Network are doing a great job solving the increasingly complex distribution problems faced by the content industries,” said Napack. With INgrooves for music, and now with INscribe for books, they are leveraging their world-class platform to turn digital distribution from a problem to a competitive advantage.”
ABOUT BRIAN NAPACK
Brian Napack joined Providence Equity Partners LLC as a senior advisor in 2012, after serving as president of Macmillan, the global publisher, in the U.S. from 2006 to 2011. During his tenure at Macmillan, Mr. Napack oversaw businesses in education, consumer books, digital media and magazines, and managed the growth of Macmillan’s digital businesses. Prior to Macmillan, Mr. Napack was a partner at global management consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting, and was founder and CEO of ThinkBox, an educational software company. Previously, he worked for The Walt Disney Company and held senior roles at Simon & Schuster and at the consulting company A.T. Kearney. Mr. Napack currently serves on the board of Ascend Learning, Blackboard, Education Management Corp. and Zero-to-Three, a national advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of infants and toddlers.
ABOUT ISOLATION NETWORK
Isolation Network is a leading global digital media infrastructure company comprised of three divisions: INgrooves, a global leader in music distribution, INscribe Digital, a leading digital publishing services provider and ONE Digital, an enterprise software solution for global media distribution. Established in 2002, Isolation Network has its headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Los Angeles, London and Victoria, BC.