Vital Source Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1994 with a vision of bringing learning and development resources into the digital age. Vital Source was acquired by Ingram Industries in 2006 as part of the formation of Ingram Digital Group. 


Today, Vital Source is Ingram's fastest-growing business, and our Bookshelf® platform is the most preferred and most used e-textbook delivery system in higher education with over 3.25 million registered users on 6,000 campuses in 200 countries and territories worldwide.


With the acquisitions of VPG Integrated Media in 2011, and CourseSmart in 2014, Vital Source offers an expanded digital textbook catalog and content enhancement capabilities that enrich the classroom and bring instructional content to life. Whether through interactive learning objects, e-textbooks, animation, and video, Vital Source transforms content into a dynamic and engaging learning experience.


Our e-textbook distribution systems have been designed to support learning and built to scale for dramatic growth. We have long-standing relationships with more than 300 of the best-known publishers around the world with years of proven experience helping them expand their digital business.


Combining the education and technology background of the Vital Source team with the book industry resources and visionary leadership of Ingram, Vital Source is firmly positioned as a market leader in the digital learning space.  



Shawn Morin, President

Kent Freeman, Chief Operating Officer

Al Issa, Chief Technology Officer

Patti Randall, Vice President, Finance and Administration

Willie Abrams, Vice President, Software Development

William Chesser, Vice President, Business Development

Michael Hale, PhD, Vice President, Sales

Rick Johnson, Vice President, Product Management and Sales Engineering 

Doug Latham, Vice President, Operations

Chip Price, Vice President & General Manager, Media Services

Andrew Alfers, Vice President, CourseSmart Operations

Cindy Clarke, Vice President, Marketing



La Vergne, Tennessee

Raleigh, North Carolina

Boston, Massachusetts

San Mateo, California

VitalSource + CourseSmart

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