Leadership

Meet the leadership team at Ingram Content Group

John Ingram

Chairman

John Ingram was named Chairman of the Ingram Industries Inc. Board of Directors in April, 2008, having served as Vice Chairman of the Board since 1999. He is also Chairman of Ingram Content Group Inc.

John is a graduate of Princeton University, where he received his bachelor of arts degree in English in 1984. In 1986, he received his master of business administration degree from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

John joined Ingram Industries Inc. in 1986, serving early in his career as the Assistant Treasurer and also as President of Tennessee Book Company (which became part of Ingram Content Group in 2009). He later served as President of Ingram Book Company, Vice President of Purchasing for Ingram Micro Europe, and Director of Purchasing for Ingram Micro Inc. He has been a member of the Ingram Micro Inc. Board of Directors since 1996.

John is active as a volunteer in a number of educational and charitable organizations. He is the chairman of the board of the Entrepreneur Center. He is a member of the Board of Trust of Vanderbilt University. He currently serves on the boards of Montgomery Bell Academy and The Harpeth Hall School in Nashville. He is Chair of the Western Governors University Tennessee Advisory Board. He was named by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean as Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Green Ribbon Committee on Environmental Sustainability in 2008-2009. In January 2011, he was Chairman of the Inaugural Committee for Tennessee Governor-Elect Bill Haslam. In addition, John actively supports Vanderbilt Athletics and Currey Ingram Academy.

John is married with four children.

Shawn Morin

Chief Executive Officer and President

Shawn Morin is Chief Executive Officer and President of Ingram Content Group. Shawn oversees the strategic direction of the Nashville-based company’s global operations.

Before being named CEO and president in April 2016, Shawn was Ingram’s president and chief operating officer, responsible for all of Ingram’s worldwide commercial activities, systems and operations in all markets and countries. This included leadership of Ingram’s divisions that serve publishers, libraries, booksellers and educators across the globe, as well as the information technology systems that support Ingram’s services.

Shawn joined the company in 2009 as the Chief Information Officer and was responsible for managing the IT departments and overseeing the information technology infrastructures and applications for Ingram Content Group, including Lightning Source Inc. and Ingram Book Company. In December 2009, Shawn was named President, VitalSource, where he led Ingram’s educational technology division. In June 2012, Shawn was named Chief Operating Officer and was appointed President in January of 2015.

Prior to Ingram, Shawn served as Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology with Bass Pro Shops, based in Springfield, Missouri. He has held a variety of leadership positions in the information technology field, including Chief Information Officer of Royal Numico, N.V., Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, independent Information Technology consultant to a number of businesses, business analyst for Watkins Motor Lines, and lead engineer for Lockheed Space Operations Company at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Shawn received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Computer Technology) from the University of South Florida.

Pep Carrera

Chief Operating Officer VitalSource Technologies Inc.

Pep Carrera is Chief Operating Officer of VitalSource Technologies Inc., a leading educational platform technology company.

Mr. Carrera was most recently Chief Information Officer of Ingram Content Group, responsible for Ingram's information technology systems and comprehensive content management systems that serve publishers, libraries, booksellers and educators worldwide.

Earlier this year, Pep received a CIO Award from The Nashville Business Journal.The CIO Awards recognize the top technological executives in Middle Tennessee, and honor CIOs who use IT to proactively advance company initiatives, competitive advantage and optimize business processes.

Prior to joining Ingram, Pep served as the CTO at RAPP, a leading marketing services provider. In addition to his work at RAPP, Pep led large IT systems teams at SourceCorp, a business outsourcing provider serving Fortune 100 companies. Additionally, he spent several years managing information technology for companies in the construction industry.

Pep earned a Bachelor’s degree in MIS from Florida International University, and an MBA from Texas A&M University, Commerce.

Brian Dauphin

Chief Financial Officer

Brian Dauphin is the Chief Financial Officer of Ingram Content Group, overseeing the financial planning and management for the company and its operating units.

Brian joined Ingram in 1999 as Controller for Lightning Source. He was appointed Vice President and Controller of Lightning Source in 2003, Senior Vice President for Finance in 2004 and Senior Vice President Finance for Ingram Content Group in 2012.

Before joining Ingram, Brian was the co-founder and CFO of CareLink Health Partners, which managed hospital-based skilled nursing facilities and senior health centers until it was sold to LifeTrust America in 1997. Earlier in his career, Brian worked at the public accounting firm Ernst & Young and later was a financial management specialist for Cooper Industries – a Fortune 500 diversified global manufacturing company.

Brian has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has also completed the Emerging CFO program at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Shawn Everson

Chief Commercial Officer

Shawn Everson became the Chief Commercial Officer for Ingram Content Group in June 2009. In this role, he is responsible for all commercial activities, both physical & digital, including national accounts, independent bookstores, consumer direct fulfillment, Ingram Periodicals, Spring Arbor, Ingram International, Ingram Library Services, Tennessee Book Company and our newly formed Textbook division.

Shawn joined Ingram in August 2000 as the Director of Operations at Publisher Resources Inc., a 3rd party distributor for book publishers. In May 2002, he was promoted to the role of Vice President of Operations in the LaVergne Distribution Center. In 2005, Shawn became the Vice President of Global Transportation for Ingram Book Group and later headed up Ingram’s International division. In May of 2007, Shawn became the President of Ingram Periodicals Inc.

Prior to joining Ingram, Shawn worked for OshKosh B’Gosh. He spent the first 15 years of his professional career at United Parcel Service (UPS) working in a variety of roles as an Industrial Engineer, Project Engineer and Operations manager.

Shawn earned his MBA from Vanderbilt University and a BS in Mathematics from Lipscomb University.

Kent Freeman

Chief Strategy and Development Officer

Kent Freeman was named Chief Strategy and Development Officer for Ingram Content Group in February of 2016.

Kent was previously Chief Operating Officer of VitalSource Technologies Inc., guiding the company through its transition to become a leading education technology company.

Kent has been with Ingram for more than 30 years. Prior positions with Ingram include Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Ingram Digital Group, Senior Vice President for Business Development of Ingram Book Group, Chief Technology Officer of Ingram Book Group, President of Ingram Customer Systems, and President of Ingram Fulfillment Services. He has served as Chair of the Book Industry Study Group, a non-profit organization that provides research and standards development for the book industry, and as Chair of the Book Industry Systems Advisory Committee.

Kent attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems and Accounting from Middle Tennessee State University.

Wayne Keegan

Chief Human Resources Officer

Wayne Keegan is Chief Human Resources Officer for Ingram Content Group Inc. and has been with the company since 2000.

With more than 30 years of experience, Wayne previously served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Vanstar Inc., a publicly traded technology company; Global Vice President of Human Resources for the London International Group; Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for The ERTL Company, Inc.; and Director of Human Resources for Eastco Hand Tools.

Wayne earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Baltimore.

Phil Ollila

Chief Content Officer

Phil Ollila is Chief Content Officer of Ingram Content Group Inc. Phil is responsible for Ingram Content Group’s publisher facing business and has been instrumental in leading the transformation of Ingram from a traditional wholesale service provider into a fully integrated and relevant solutions company for clients.

In his role as Chief Content Officer, Phil leads a number of Ingram business units including wholesale merchandising, Lightning Source®, Ingram Publisher Services and digital distribution through CoreSource®.  Phil also heads Ingram Content Group marketing. 

Phil previously served as Senior Vice President of Ingram Book Group Inc., President of Ingram Publisher Services Inc., and as President of Ingram Library Services Inc. 

Prior to joining Ingram, Phil spent 12 years with Borders Group in Ann Arbor, Mich. His last position with Borders was Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising. 

Phil spent 16 years in active and reserve positions with the U. S. Army.  He received his master of business administration degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

David Roland

Chief Venture Capital Officer

David Roland is Chief Venture Capital Officer for Ingram Content Group. David leads Ingram Content Group’s investment activities, which include identifying and providing early stage funding for emerging technologies and services that are core to Ingram’s businesses. In addition, he leads Ingram Content Group’s merger and acquisition activities.

David joined Ingram Book Group in 2000 as Assistant Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. In 2002, David was named Vice President and General Counsel for Ingram’s print-on-demand business unit Lightning Source. In 2005, he added the role of General Counsel for Ingram Digital Group, Ingram’s digital solutions business unit that included Ingram’s educational content delivery platform Vital Source Technologies, Inc. Most recently, David held the role of Senior Vice President and Deputy Chief Legal Officer for Ingram Content Group.

Prior to Ingram, David practiced with the Nashville firm Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald, specializing in corporate mergers and acquisitions work. Before relocating to Nashville, David held the position of General Counsel with Braun Intertec Corporation, an engineering and environmental consulting company.

David received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Minnesota in 1982, graduating summa cum laude. He received his juris doctor in 1987 from the University of Minnesota Law School, graduating cum laude.

John Secrest

Chief Logistics Officer

John Secrest is Chief Logistics Officer, Global Operations, for Ingram Content Group. John started with Ingram Book Company in 1976 and worked his way up the career ladder to key positions.

He has held positions such as Stocker; Forklift Operator; Shipping Supervisor; Manager Product Maintenance; Director, La Vergne Distribution Center; Assistant Vice President of Operations; Vice President of Logistics, Planning/Development; Vice President of Distribution; and, most recently, Senior Vice President of Logistics of Ingram Book Company, Chairman of the Board of Ingram Transportation Company, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ingram Fulfillment Services Inc., and Chief Executive Officer of Tennessee Book Company.

John is a graduate of the Executive Master of Business Arts Program at the Kellogg School of Business.

Working at Ingram

Named one of the coolest places to work in Nashville, yeah, we know how to have a good time, but a career at Ingram also means playing an important role in something bigger than ourselves—making the world a better place for books.