Kevin M. Guthrie is an executive and entrepreneur with expertise in high technology and not-for-profit management. He was the founding president of JSTOR (1995) and Ithaka (2004). JSTOR and Ithaka merged in January 2010 to form a new organization (ITHAKA) with a mission to help the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. ITHAKA provides three externally facing services: JSTOR, the research, teaching and learning platform; Portico, the digital preservation service; and Ithaka S+R, the strategy and research enterprise focused on helping the scholarly community make a successful and sustainable transition to digital and network technologies. ITHAKA has offices in New York, N.Y., Princeton, N.J., and Ann Arbor, Mich.
Previously Guthrie started his own software development company serving the needs of college and professional football teams, and later served as a research associate at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where he authored The New-York Historical Society: Lessons from One Nonprofit’s Long Struggle for Survival (Jossey Bass). His diverse background also includes experience as a professional football player, a sports broadcaster and producer, and a consultant for an Oscar-winning motion picture.
Kevin holds a B.S.E. in civil engineering from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. He lives in New York City with his wife, Sari Chang, and their three children.