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Kent Freeman

Kent Freeman

Kent Freeman is the Chief Executive Officer of VitalSource Technologies. Kent was named the President of VitalSource in 2019 and led VitalSource through the successful sale to Francisco Partners in 2021. He previously led VitalSource from 2009 to 2016, guiding the company through its transition to become the leading education technology company it is today.

Kent has decades of experience as a digital content supply chain expert and innovator having served in a variety of positions for Ingram Content Group over 30 years including Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Ingram Digital Group, Senior Vice President for Business Development of Ingram Book Group, and Chief Technology Officer of Ingram Book Group. 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.

Recent Posts from Kent Freeman


Welcoming Akademos

March 20, 2023 • 1 minute read

Today we announced that VitalSource has acquired Akademos, a privately held company in Norwalk, CT and a leader in building technology to create efficient, cost-effective course...


Exciting News about VitalSource’s Future

June 1, 2021 • 1 minute read

Today, June 1, VitalSource has officially been acquired by Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm focused on investments in technology and technology-enabled...


Reflecting with Gratitude

December 21, 2020 • 1 minute read

In a year that has brought so many unexpected challenges, the VitalSource team wishes to express our deepest gratitude to those in the education community who have worked...


VitalSource Reaffirms Commitment to Accessibility

August 17, 2020 • 1 minute read

I’m honored to share that VitalSource recently earned a maximum ASPIREscore of 100% for high-quality accessibility standards, and our company now sits at the top of the ASPIRElist...


What We Cannot Afford to Forget

May 18, 2020 • 2 minute read

As colleges and universities near the end of a truly remarkable spring semester, institution leaders around the world are preparing for the possibility that students may not be...


Commitment and achievement in accessibility

February 27, 2020 • 1 minute read

I’m proud of VitalSource’s commitment to excellence in accessibility and the recognition our team has recently received. In September 2019, we were awarded the DAISY Consortium...


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