Industry Innovator Rafael Sidi Joins Board of Directors

  • January 1, 2021
Jan 1, 2021, InfoReady announced that information industry leader Rafael Sidi will join its board of directors, effective immediately. A thought leader and innovator in the world of research information workflows, data analytics and SaaS solutions for higher education, Mr. Sidi brings valuable product and market expertise to the company. He joins the board at a pivotal moment for InfoReady, as the company is rapidly expanding into new industries in the world of research administration.
“We are delighted to have Rafael join our board,” stated Bhushan Kulkarni, CEO of InfoReady. “We welcome his deep knowledge of information technology used by research institutions around the globe. His constructive advice and wisdom will be valuable to us in our rapid growth cycle.”

“I am excited to join InfoReady’s Board. Bhushan and his talented team developed a great workflow solution in helping institutions to efficiently manage funding and resources for scientific innovation”, stated Mr. Sidi. “InfoReady provides a critical value-add and solves an important pain point in the value chain of the research administration in higher-ed, corporate and government institutions. I look forward to contributing to the expansion and growth of their solutions.”

Mr. Sidi is a senior information industry executive recognized for leading digital transformation in research information and education technology businesses and creating world class innovative information solutions and analytic SaaS products. He served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for ProQuest Information Solutions, the largest ProQuest business unit and the leading research information research platform focused on developing information and analytics solutions to improve researcher's and librarian's outcomes in global academic and education technology markets.

Mr. Sidi joined ProQuest in 2013 after a dozen years at Elsevier, where he held several senior management positions, including head of product management and development for many of the company's largest, most successful, and innovative information solutions. Prior to Elsevier, Mr. Sidi was director of e-commerce operations for Bolt Media Inc., a social network platform. Mr. Sidi also presently sits on the board of Underline Science, the world’s first aggregation platform for cutting-edge scientific lectures, research, discussions, and conference live-streaming. Mr. Sidi holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Istanbul's Bosphorus University and an MA from Brandeis University.

InfoReady Corporation is an Ann Arbor-based technology company dedicated to streamlining critical decisions about research funding and research portfolios. The company’s platform revolutionizes the way research organizations manage proposal collection and review processes. The company serves research institutions, biotecth companies and government agencies. InfoReady presently serves over 150 research organizations worldwide. To learn more, visit

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