About Us

 

“Tomorrow’s challenges demand an agile partner that offers access to a flexible suite of solutions and expertise. We’re prepared to help our customers with what lies over the horizon.” – Scott Roessler, Naviga CEO

Our Mission

At Naviga, we combine the best thinking in content and commerce management to help you deliver the right information, amplify your message and generate new revenue in a rapidly shifting market. When you need guidance to move your business forward, Naviga can point the way. Here’s how we do it:

We accelerate progress.

Growing your business means turning smart thinking into action. We assemble leaders to tackle your problems and expand your opportunities.

We listen and respond.

Challenges evolve constantly, and our partners need solutions to match. We improve every day by providing an open channel for our partners to tell us what they need.

We constantly simplify.

Software can be both powerful and easy to use. We focus on making technology and services as intuitive as possible, because the best tools are ones you can use with confidence.

 

We can’t predict the future, but we can make sure you’re ready for it.

 

Executive Leadership

Scott Roessler is the CEO of Naviga (formerly NEWSCYCLE Solutions), where he previously served as President and COO. Scott joined Naviga in 2013 when the company acquired Atex Americas, where Scott served as CEO. He joined Atex LTD in 2007 when Atex acquired Mactive. Scott was one of the founding members and CEO of Mactive America and also served as the CTO for Mactive AB, the parent company. Prior to starting Mactive America, Scott started his career in software in the Publishing Systems Division of Harris Corporation. Scott holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from Youngstown State University.

Scott Roessler
Chief Executive Officer

Before the formation of NEWSCYCLE Solutions, Dan Paulus held the positions of President and Vice President of Sales, Americas at Digital Technology International (DTI). He joined DTI in 2007 when the company acquired Publishing Business Systems (PBS), where he served as vice president of Sales. Dan arrived at Publishing Business Systems via FirstLogic, where he served in a variety of management roles, the last being vice president of Software Business Development. Dan is a native of Wisconsin who earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

Dan Paulus
Chief Revenue Officer

Jeff left behind his work as an independent financial consultant and rejoined Naviga in December 2018 as its Chief Financial Officer.  Jeff is not new to Naviga, as he previously held the role of Vice President of Finance from the years 2015 to 2017.  Additionally, Jeff has over twenty years of experience as CFO and in other financial leadership and consulting roles serving software and technology-enabled businesses.  Jeff holds a bachelor's degree in corporate finance at Minnesota State University, an MBA from the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management and is a licensed CPA (Inactive).

Jeff Neunsinger
Chief Financial Officer

Jonas Bringle began his career as the Sales and Marketing Director for Mactive AB and was a part of the team that developed AdBase. He was promoted to Scandinavian Managing Director at Atex Group, Ltd. when the company acquired Mactive, leading business development and expansion in Northern Europe. Jonas joined Naviga (formerly NEWSCYCLE Solutions) in 2013 when it acquired Atex, where he served as Sales Manager and Vice President of Sales in EMEA. As Managing Director for Naviga’s European, Middle Eastern and African-based business, Jonas oversees sales, finance and operations for Naviga in EMEA. Jonas has a Master of Science degree in Business Economics and IT from Högskolan i Halmstad.

Jonas Bringle
Managing Director EMEA

 

Bill Mercer began his career at Harris Publishing, working on the transition from proprietary to open systems and later joining the Harris Publishing management team. Bill joined the newly-formed Mactive company in 1997 and built its customer support department from the ground up and expanded the professional services department. In 2007, Mactive was purchased by Atex, and Bill became Chief Operating Officer leading Atex’s transformation into a SaaS environment. When Naviga (formerly NEWSCYCLE Solutions) acquired Atex, Bill became Vice President of Professional Services. Currently, Bill is Executive VP of Support and Services. Bill is a Florida native and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida in Computer Technology.

Bill Mercer
Executive VP of Services and Support

Bob joined Naviga (formerly NEWSCYCLE Solutions) from Digital First Media where he served as Chief Technology Officer. Previously, he was also CTO of Journal Register Company and impreMedia and served as the head of technology for La Opinión. He was the architect and primary executor of technical strategy, overseeing software selection, implementation, operations, training, systems architecture and software development. While at Naviga, Bob has established cybersecurity as a priority, recruiting top security talent and implementing companywide standards and best-in-breed tools. He has dramatically reduced operating costs, improved service levels, and leveraged new technologies to increase efficiencies.

Bob Mason
Executive VP of Cloud Operations and IT

Products and Technology Executive Leadership

Karin Söderlund joined Naviga (formerly NEWSCYCLE Solutions) from the Infomaker acquisition, where she was CEO. She started her first company, Camedia, at the age of 28. It became a trusted partner for the publishing and media industry in the Nordic region, with customers like Canon, Adobe, and Schibsted Media Group. In 2004, Karin founded Onmedia, which provided online training for the media industry. In 2010, Karin joined Infomaker as a partner and Director of Professional Services. She became COO in 2014 and CEO in 2017. Karin has a master’s degree in graphic engineering from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and studied leadership at Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education.

Karin Söderlund
President and General Manager Content

Leo Brunnick brings to Naviga (formerly NEWSCYCLE Solutions) decades of experience covering the full life-cycle of a business from inception to exit. He’s perhaps best known as the founder of Patheos.com, which he grew into a world-known website for religion opinion and news with over 15 million unique readers per month. However, he’s also served in various executive roles at Vignette, founded The World Table, a SaaS experience management platform for Media companies, and has served as board member and strategy officer for several companies. Leo is a graduate of Harvard University and a former Marine Corps officer.

Leo Brunnick
Chief Digital Officer

Patrick joined Naviga (formerly NEWSCYCLE Solutions) from Marketing G2, which he founded. He has over 25 years of industry knowledge, expertise and digital technology know-how to the area of customer engagement His leadership and experience have helped clients build data-driven reader revenue strategies. His insight on the needs of the new subscription economy has led to the development of our customer engagement and eCommerce platform. Patrick has held management positions in marketing, research and advertising, including Director of Subscriber Marketing for The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. Patrick has degrees in marketing and finance from Temple University.

Patrick Glennon
President and General Manager Audience Products

Jeff Shine was the co-founder and CEO of the Media Services Group Ltd (MSGL). An engineer by trade, Jeff and his team created a modern, cloud-based advertising sales and management system that handles both digital and print advertising. The software is used by many media organizations including National Geographic, The Economist and the American Medical Association. Over $2bn per year of advertising is booked through it. When Naviga (formerly NEWSCYCLE Solutions) acquired MSGL, Jeff became a member of its executive team and heads up the Advertising products group. Jeff was born and raised in London but is now living in Los Angeles.

Jeff Shine
President and General Manager Advertising

Brad Scher joined Naviga (formerly NEWSCYCLE Solutions) from the Acquire Media acquisition where he served as CEO. Previously, he worked as lead engineer for GE’s implementation of MILSPEC 217e, as Head of Software Development for Memory Technology Incorporated (MTI), and as a Senior Consultant in the Investment Dealers Digest division of Dow Jones. Brad has designed and managed, from both the development and operations side, dozens of high-profile, enterprise-class news messaging and distribution systems with user communities in the millions, processing hundreds-of-thousands of news stories a day. He holds a joint bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Economics from the University of Colorado.

Brad Scher
President and General Manager Data

Bill Everitt is an operational and engineering executive whose vast business experience has made him a great asset to Naviga (formerly NEWSCYCLE Solutions). He serves as the General Manager of the Book/E-commerce Division. Bill began his career as an electrical engineer at New York Air Blake and at ABB, then moved to GE Transportation where he became Program Manager/Director of Engineering. Desiring a change, he joined a startup software company for the news industry, Atex, and helped it grow into an industry leader. When that company was acquired by Naviga, he brought his expertise in management and problem-solving that has propelled this company into a trusted leader as well. Bill has a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo.

Bill Everitt
General Manager Book and Commerce