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 EU Sales 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
Mario Rüppel Sales Director

Mario Rueppel is responsible for content workflow solutions in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Mario joins the team having previously worked for Frost & Sullivan and IHS Markit with a focus on business development and key account management. He is based near Darmstadt.


Phone: +49 174 2428059
Email: mrueppel@rightsdirect.com
Languages: German and English