OUR TEAM

DAVID FARNSWORTH

CEO

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With more than 30 years in the publishing business, including senior sales roles at Greenhill Books, Lund Humphries Publishers and Combined Publishing, David founded Casemate in 2001. David directs the overall strategy of the Casemate Group, working closely with the UK Managing Director, the three Vice Presidents, the group Publishing Director and the group C.F.O. Since its inception, Casemate has been client-focused and sales-driven and has remained committed to these priorities throughout its expansion. This direction reflects David’s personal priorities and has resulted in many longstanding business relationships. This ongoing strategy informs the way the whole group interacts with our clients; always maintaining regular, close contact to stay in tune with our clients’ needs and requirements, whilst striving to future-proof the business and achieve the best possible results for them, worldwide.

Simone has been with the company since 2007, having previously worked at fellow Oxford publishers, Osprey Publishing, and content distribution company, Ingram Content Group. Simone understands the importance of personal relationships and communication between publisher and distributor, and is responsible for the integration of new publishers into the Casemate Group, on-going client management, client acquisition, developing new revenue opportunities, publishing and strategic partnerships and new business strategy.

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SIMONE DRINKWATER

VP, Business Development

UK TEAM

ALAN MABLEY

Managing Director, Casemate UK, Oxbow Books & Casemate Art

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Alan has worked in publishing for over 20 years, working at a number of leading publishing houses, including history and heritage publisher, Amberley Publishing. Alan manages the Casemate Group’s UK operation, with overall responsibility for the performance, budget, efficiency, and strategic direction. Alan directly manages the sales, marketing, editorial, production and finance teams, and is a member of the group executive team.

Helen is an extremely experienced head of sales and marketing, formerly working for Oxford University Press and Taylor & Francis, with qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Helen works with our clients to develop and execute all aspects of sales, marketing and PR strategy. Helen is responsible for the UK sales and marketing budget and managing the UK sales and marketing teams.

Alongside our dedicated Sales Managers, Helen and her team are ably backed up by: Elisa Rosolin, Sales Executive, Rebecca Watson, Oxbow Marketing Executive, Tom Bonnington, Casemate UK Marketing Executive, Daniela Lipscombe, Marketing Assistant, Mike Schurer, Direct Sales Manager, Steve Potter, Logistics & Operations Manager.

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HELEN BOYD

Head of Sales & Marketing, Casemate UK, Oxbow Books & Casemate Art

JEAN-MARC EVANS

Trade Sales Manager, UK, Europe, ROW

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Jean-Marc Evans has over 30 years trade sales experience, and has worked for the Casemate Group for over 10 years. Having previously worked at prestigious publishing houses including Greenhill Books, Lund Humphries and Art Books International, Jean-Marc manages the UK trade’s key accounts, develops trade sales strategy and works with client publishers to drive sales growth. With extensive field sales experience he looks after his own bookshop, museum and gallery accounts in London and Paris, and is responsible for the management of the trade sales’ field reps throughout the UK.

Martin Ashworth has over 25 years of experience in book publishing sales roles with I.B.Tauris, Oneworld Publications and F+W Media International. Martin manages the UK academic & specialist accounts, develops sales strategy and is constantly working to find new markets, customers and expand our sales channels. He is also responsible for the management of the direct to consumer channel and the UK’s academic sales’ field reps. Martin manages our extensive network of international agents and works with client publishers on creative ways to drive sales growth across all territories outside North America.

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MARTIN ASHWORTH

Academic & Specialist Sales Manager, UK, Europe, ROW

CLARE LITT

Group Publishing Director

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Clare has worked in the publishing industry for over 20 years, having previously worked at Duckworth and British Museum Press. Clare is responsible for publishing of both the trade and academic lists of the Casemate Group, overseeing the strategic development of all imprints and the continued growth of both Oxbow Books and Casemate Publishers. She heads up commissioning and management of the editorial team, as well as managing rights sales for the Group. Clare is actively engaged in looking for new publishing partnerships, and is a member of the group executive team.

Ruth has over fifteen years’ experience in military history publishing. An Oxford-educated historian she began her career at Osprey Publishing, rising to become commissioning editor on their General Military list. After a period as a freelance editor, project manager and author working with clients in the US and UK, she joined the Casemate Group in 2016. Her remit covers the creation of strong, varied publishing programs for the US and US lists, working closely with authors and other contributors throughout the publishing process to ensure our titles are top quality.

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RUTH SHEPPARD

Group Commissioning Editor

JULIE GARDINER

Publisher, Oxbow Books

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Julie holds a PhD in Neolithic landscape archaeology but has worked in academic publishing for 35 years. She edits the international Journal Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society and was previously Managing Editor for East Anglian Archaeology, the Council for British Archaeology and Wessex Archaeology before joining Oxbow in 2009. She is responsible for commissioning titles across the Oxbow and Windgather imprints, developing new monograph series, heads up the editorial team and author liaison and oversees peer review and academic editing.

US TEAM

CURTIS KEY

VP, Digital Services and Publishing Operations

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Curtis has been with Casemate since 2010 and was responsible for developing Casemate’s robust ebook conversion and distribution program. He manages the group’s digital distribution channels and actively seeks out new global retail opportunities. Curtis works with Casemate’s digital distribution clients, advising them on strategic growth opportunities through digital. Throughout the years, Curtis has gained unique insight into cutting edge publishing technologies through working closely with leading experts in the field, bringing new publishing workflow systems into place for both Casemate and the clients it serves.

Joining Casemate full time in 2011, Michaela oversees the sales and marketing strategy for the US Group and is the primary North American contact for our clients. She knows that a strong distributor-publisher relationship is key to a publishing list’s success and works with publishers to understand their goals. She manages the sales and marketing departments and is responsible for their overall direction and tasking. In addition to these responsibilities, she is a member of the group executive team.

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MICHAELA GOFF

VP, Sales, Marketing & Client Relations

JANE GRAF

US Group Sales Director

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Jane has over 30 years’ experience within publishing, book-selling, and international communications. She was a regional director for Barnes & Noble for five years before joining International Publishers Marketing in 2000. She has been with Casemate since 2015. As US Group Sales Director, Jane is responsible for delivering sales and maintains our relationships with key accounts in North America, as well as managing the relationship with our sales rep groups. One of Jane’s keys strengths lies in her longstanding relationships with our customers who trust her knowledge of the books and her assessment of their strength in the North American market.

Sam joined Casemate in 2017 bringing over 20 years of industry experience from his former positions at the Franklin Mint, Running Press, Rowman & Littlefield, and Skyhorse Publishing. He manages the US marketing team and is responsible for developing and executing marketing and publicity plans for clients. Sam understands the importance of targeted marketing and PR to maximize a book’s reach and impact and works with clients to identify what makes their books stand out and how to position them with the media.

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SAMUEL M. CAGGIULA

US Group Marketing & Publicity Director

WILL FARNSWORTH

Sales Executive, North America

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Will has been with the company since 2016 and is focused on specialist sales. He is constantly looking for new sales opportunities for the books we represent, in addition to creative ways to get the books into the market. Prior to coming on board at Casemate, he worked in the customer service industry where he honed his skill in managing customer needs.