RightsDirect Team

Kim Zwollo General Manager

Kim Zwollo leads the RightsDirect organization, building key relationships globally and driving growth of international content workflow and licensing sales. Prior to joining RightsDirect, Kim worked for Springer Science and Business Media in various international roles. Kim is also a member of the management team at Copyright Clearance Center. He is based in Amsterdam.


Phone: +31 610910942
Email: kzwollo@rightsdirect.com
Languages: Dutch, English, German
Toshiyuki Tomii Managing Director, RightsDirect Japan

Toshiyuki Tomii manages CCC’s relationship with Japan Academic Association for Copyright Clearance (JAC) and other local collecting societies, and develops solutions to meet market needs. Most recently, Toshiyuki served as Managing Director, IP Solutions at Thomson Reuters Professional KK, where he was responsible for the Intellectual Property Solutions business in Japan. He is based in Tokyo.


Phone: +81-3-6202-7236
Email: ttomii@rightsdirect.jp
Languages: Japanese, English
Kate Alzapiedi Business Development Director

Kate Alzapiedi is responsible for content workflow and licensing solutions across Europe. She has an extensive background in STM publishing, having worked in business development and management roles for more than 15 years at Elsevier Publishing and Excerpta Medica Medical Communications. Kate is a Board Member of the LWH Foundation for pancreatic cancer. She is based in Amsterdam.


Phone: +31 620496846
Email: kalzapiedi@rightsdirect.com
Languages: English, Dutch
Joerg Weizendoerfer Business Development Director

Joerg Weizendoerfer is responsible for content workflow and licensing solutions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Joerg joined the RightsDirect team from LexisNexis where he worked 9 years. He has extensive experience with consultation-intensive services and products and a track record of developing and establishing business in new markets. He is based in Munich.


Phone: +49 1723147060
Email: jweizendoerfer@rightsdirect.com
Languages: German, English
Joost Kollöffel Senior Marketing Manager

Joost Kollöffel is responsible for understanding the needs of the corporate market in Europe and creating RightsDirect’s communication strategy. Joost has worked in the scientific information and publishing industry for 20 years, from global publishers such as Elsevier to a small start-up focusing on online continuous medical education. He is based in Amsterdam


Phone: +31 6 46 29 89 24
Email: jkolloffel@rightsdirect.com
Languages: Dutch, German, English
Marco Castellan Sales Manager

Marco Castellan is responsible for content workflow and licensing solutions in Southern Europe. Prior to Infotrieve, which was acquired by CCC, Marco was with Taylor & Francis, Cambridge University Press, Ovid and at publishing sales consultancy PCG. Marco is Italian and speaks fluent French and Spanish. He is based in London.


Phone: +44 7788 271 542
Email: mcastellan@rightsdirect.com
Languages: French, Italian, English, Spanish
Gavin Lewis Sales Manager

Gavin Lewis is responsible for content workflow and licensing solutions in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Nordic region. He has extensive sales experience, both in the STM publishing industry and other sectors. Prior to Infotrieve, which was acquired by CCC, Gavin managed UK corporate clients for Swets. He is based in the UK.


Phone: +44 7825 109382
Email: glewis@rightsdirect.com
Languages: English
Inez van Leuzen Account Manager

Inez van Leuzen is responsible for content workflow and licensing solutions across Benelux and DACH countries, and manages license renewals for customers across Europe. She has extensive experience in information research and solution organizations, including Elsevier, and has held leadership roles in account management, account development and training. She is based in Amsterdam.


Phone: +31 622529455
Email: ivanleuzen@rightsdirect.com
Languages: Dutch, English, German
Kristen Danckert Senior Marketing Specialist

Kristen Danckert is responsible for managing marketing programs for RightsDirect, including educational programming, events, customer communications, and digital marketing. Her experience includes sales and marketing for small and mid-size organizations. Kristen is American and speaks fluent German. She is based in Danvers Massachusetts USA.


Phone: +1 978 646 2886
Email: kdanckert@rightsdirect.com
Languages: English, German