Invitation to Innovate

Gar Sydnor

Executive Vice President – Research Databases & Library Services


Gar Sydnor has executive management responsibility for EBSCO Information Services’ business lines that include Research Databases, Library Services, and SaaS. In this role, he is responsible for product budget and financial performance, market positioning, content creation, development roadmaps, product launch and customer service including support, training, and implementations. Major business areas include EBSCO FOLIO, EBSCO Discovery, EBSCO Research Databases and Linking Services, EBSCO Learning, Flipster, Novelist, BiblioGraph and Panorama.  Gar joined EBSCO in 1994 and was part of the EBSCO team that launched EBSCOhost online service in the 1990s.  He is a strong advocate of lean business methodologies and the Pragmatic Framework™ for delivering practical, measurable innovation to libraries and institutions.