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Ken Dunn

Chief Executive Officer

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Rod Larrivee

President/Chief Operating Officer

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Ken Dunn

Chief Executive Officer

Throughout the 1990s, Ken developed skills in business management and leadership through education at Seneca College, Algonquin College, and the Canadian Police College, while serving as a police detective. In 2000, Ken founded KPLJ Investments, an independent finance and mortgage origination company, and led a dynamic team responsible for the funding of over $300 million in residential and commercial mortgages over a 4 year period. In 2002, Ken entered the direct-selling industry. For more than a decade, he traveled the world, building teams and teaching sales and marketing strategies. Ken has been personally responsible for building teams that have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for their associated companies.

Ken self-published his first book, Being the Change, which has sold over 100,000 copies. His second book, The Most Important Minute, met even greater success. By the time Ken partnered with three colleagues to publish his third book, MLM CPR, Ken was starting to see a flaw in the self-publishing business world. In 2012, while studying at his home in Toronto, Canada, Ken began lamenting over the virtualization of books and the millions of legacies that would be lost. The vision for Next Century Publishing was born!

As NCP’s founder and CEO, Ken is focused on leading a team that is committed to changing the book-selling industry and providing the highest level of service and support in the publishing industry. NCP is a customer-driven company that prides itself on successfully meeting its authors’ needs and goals.

Ken lives with his wife, Julie, and children, Matthew and Laura, in Toronto, Canada.

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Rod Larrivee

Chief Operations Officer

Rod has been involved in the Internet technology field for more than 20 years. He started building computers and setting up some of the first web-sites online in the early to mid-1990s. He spent much of his working life developing and maintaining an advanced worldwide office and warehouse networks and e-commerce websites in a multi-million dollar import/wholesale company, where he served COO and CTO until 2006. For the last 6 years, Rod has owned and operated his own search engine optimization and online e-commerce consulting business, with clients in North America and throughout the globe. He has also been involved in the conversion of tens of thousands of public domain works into digital formats that can be read on any e-book reader. Rod also works with his clients to develop a new online presence, or to take an existing website and redevelop it, resulting in a more efficient business with greater goals and increased customer service and satisfaction, resulting in more business.Rod has years of experience working with graphic designers, programmers, webmasters, dedicated servers, and all other technologies needed to develop and launch a world-class website. Rod’s projects and clients’ sites have been responsible for millions of dollars of online sales.

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Tiffany Magner

General Manager

Tiffany has over 25 years of experience in sales, advertising, and management. Living in Orlando, Florida, Tiffany owned and operated her own company as a 3rd party vendor with Pepsi -Co. After the successful sale of that business, she spent many years in sales within the hospitality industry, responsible for building long-term partnerships and ensuring total client satisfaction.

After moving to Las Vegas in early 2004, Tiffany went on to work in sales management with The Las Vegas Review-Journal, the largest newspaper in Nevada, with a circulation just shy of 400,000. She also ran a team of sales reps for a nationwide Trade Show Publication and was personally responsible for the advertising sales of a 16 state territory. From there, she returned to Pepsi-Co; this time as part of the staff in field management and successfully grew the greater Las Vegas metropolitan area territory.

During this same time, Tiffany has always had a passion for helping others in her community and regularly volunteered through her church with outreaches to feed the homeless and also conducted classes at the local jails. In her spare time, Tiffany created, designed and branded an online Christian magazine concept, Covenant Connection Magazine.

Since joining the executive team in the beginning of 2014, Tiffany has been a centrally instrumental part of Next Century Publishing and Reader’s Legacy’s growth. Tiffany serves as the General Manager and is responsible for the day-to-day leadership, client relations, and sales projections. In this role, Tiffany has helped establish both businesses as respected, recognized publishing industry providers, both regionally and nationwide. Further, her responsibilities and influence extend throughout all areas of the organizations including strategic planning and execution, corporate management, product development, technology deployment, and customer appreciation. Tiffany lives in Las Vegas, NV with her husband, Ron, and has two daughters.

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Shannon Lutz

V.P. Marketing

Shannon has been with Next Century Publishing since its inception in Las Vegas, NV in early 2014. Bringing over 5 years of direct experience in new and traditional marketing, she spearheads the Marketing Department as the V.P. of Marketing. Shannon’s primary focus is to continually increase global exposure and create eminence and brand awareness to help drive business results for Next Century Publishing and Reader’s Legacy. She has daily oversight of all client and proprietary web sites, video channels, social media profiles, thought leadership content, as well as manages a staff of 7 employees on a daily basis. An adept researcher, she also keeps abreast of industry trends and challenges and provides business intelligence to the company.

Simon Presland

Editor in Chief

With over 14 years in the editing business, Simon brings a wealth of experience and oversight to the editing staff. He has ghostwritten, co-authored, and/or edited hundreds of manuscripts, both fiction and nonfiction. He also has an extensive article-writing background in multiple genres. As a teacher and speaker, Simon has originated, developed, and taught two semi-annual 12-week writing courses: “Writing Newspaper and Magazine Articles: Becoming a Freelance Writer” and “What to do with Your Idea for a Book.” He has taught writing workshops in the USA and Canada, and is also a member of several prominent writing organizations and conferences. Simon has loved writing since he was a young boy. In grade 9, his English teacher gave him a “12 out of 10” for a story he wrote. By the grade 11, he was writing term papers for his friends. One of those friends received a note from a teacher that said, “Stop asking university students to write your papers.” Over the years, his passion for writing has increased, and his great love is to help others get their “message to the masses.” Along with his wife, Trish, Simon is the dean of CCI, Christian Counseling Institute, a State of Michigan licensed and accredited counseling school, where he teaches counseling courses. He has a B.A. in Christian Studies, a Masters in Pastoral Counseling, and is pursuing a Doctorate in Christian Counseling. Simon and Trish currently reside in Clinton Township, Michigan, where they love to spend their free time riding around in their 1986 Camaro IROC-Z.

Colin Ellis

IT Director

Colin is a technologist and business-startup enthusiast. He is an open-source advocate and loves the challenge of new technologies and learning new disciplines. He enjoys programming and has many years of experience with systems, design, and administration. For several years, Colin handled the Internet hosting for high-volume websites. He has previously worked for a well-established social network website with clients such as the BBC, the Guardian, Red Bull Racing, and Sky Sports. During this time he helped implement a system for self-published audiobooks, which is in use by many people, including amateur bloggers, well-known authors, and celebrities. He successfully helped expand the Internet server platform to handle the rapid growth of the business, serving millions of web pages each month. Outside the office, Colin is an avid mountain biker and holds a keen interest in electric vehicles and solar technology.

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