Innovative Appoints Shaheen Javadizadeh as CEO

Tallman Assumes Role as Executive Chairman

EMERYVILLE, Calif. MAY 6, 2019 – Innovative, a leading provider of library software, today announced its board of directors has appointed Shaheen Javadizadeh as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Jim Tallman is appointed to the role of executive chairman. Javadizadeh has been with Innovative for three years and previously served as the executive vice president of global sales and marketing.

“I am honored and excited to take on the responsibilities as CEO on the heels of launching the most exciting software product, Inspire Discovery, in the library software industry in decades,” said Javadizadeh. “We will continue to drive investment into our in-market products, services offerings, and customer support while we blaze new trails with the Inspire platform. We are grateful to Jim for his leadership and look forward to his continued support as he takes on the role of executive chairman.”

Javadizadeh has more than two decades of software technology experience, including executive sales and market development positions with Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions and Mitratech, both software solutions companies serving the legal industry.

Innovative unveiled Inspire™ in April, a new platform for libraries that delivers experiences designed to meet people’s expectations of modern media and software solutions. Inspire Discovery, the first module to debut on the platform, is the most advanced Discovery tool in the market. At the root of the technology, Inspire Discovery takes valuable library data and transforms it to deliver contextually relevant information, displaying results in an intuitive visual interface.

For more information about Inspire Discovery and other Innovative solutions, visit the Innovative website,, or call 510-619-3566 to request a demonstration.



Innovative ( provides leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of library automation products on the market today, serving academic, public, national, corporate and special libraries and consortia. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative has a global presence—serving thousands of libraries in 66 countries and offices worldwide.

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