Quark appoints Shepherd as new CEO

Victor Shepherd.
Victor Shepherd.

Quark Software (Denver, Colorado), a leader in content services and graphic design software, has announced that tech industry veteran Victor Shepherd has been appointed new Chief Executive Officer. Shepherd joins Quark from its parent company, Parallax Capital Partners, where he served as an operating partner. In his new role, Shepherd will lead the organic and inorganic growth of Quark’s solutions for content automation, sales enablement, sales asset management and graphic design software. Raymond Schiavone, former Quark President & CEO, has stepped down to focus on personal priorities. He served as Quark CEO for more than a decade and was instrumental in establishing Quark as a leader in enterprise software.

“In my years of driving growth and profitability at a variety of tech companies, I’ve never been more excited than I am about the opportunity we have at Quark to get to the next level,” said Victor Shepherd, Quark CEO. “When we combine Quark’s existing solutions for content automation and multi-media design with the acquisition of Docurated for SaaS-based sales enablement, we have an incredibly compelling set of solutions for enterprise organizations that need to transform their approach to business-critical content. We will continue to focus on and leverage our SaaS and AI capabilities to capitalize on a content services market that’s growing exponentially.” James Hale, Managing Director of Parallax Capital Partners, added: “Victor is a perfect fit for Quark, where he can call on his vast experience to help expand the company’s market presence and achieve even more operational excellence.”


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.