Advancing discovery in Open Access for scientists, by scientists

Our Values

The values of our business are based on the same ones that any scientist applies to their research. We have created a culture of respect, collegiality and collaboration within a relaxed, friendly and progressive atmosphere.

  • Integrity - We are consistent and dependable, always striving for precision and accuracy in the true spirit of science.
  • Openness - We communicate honestly and transparently. We’re open to constructive criticism and committed to learning from it.
  • Disruptiveness - We are hungry for discovery, for new ideas and for progression. We approach our work with creativity and determination, with a clear vision that drives us forward. We look beyond today and strive for a better tomorrow.

Our Team

Co-founded by Alex Lazinica, and Vedran Kordic, we care about the advancement of science. As Ph.D. researchers in Vienna, we found it difficult to access the scholarly research we needed, and we enthusiastically created IntechOpen with a goal to put the academic needs of a global research community before the business needs of publishers. Our team is now global and consists of additional scientists, publishers, experts in disseminating your research, and business people.

But, one thing we have in common is -- we are all scientists at heart!

Anke Beck

Dr. Anke Beck, an accomplished leader in the publishing and academic world, joined IntechOpen as the CEO in August 2018. Her reputation and deep understanding of international scholarly communications are an asset for the company, and her proven ability to anticipate market demands will drive our digital expansion. Anke has full operational responsibility for IntechOpen; her focus will be maintaining our market-leading position, expanding our geographic reach and extending the publishing scope. 


Dan Brooker

Dan Brooker joined IntechOpen in May 2019 as the CFO with over 14 years of experience in finance and auditing. Dan is a chartered accountant and having trained with Deloitte moved into industry, holding various finance and investor relations roles at Temenos, Fremantle Media and Lonrho Plc. Following these roles Dan worked for 5 years for the private equity firm Lyceum Capital where he was responsible for monitoring the portfolio and helping to drive growth through the implementation of processes, KPIs and more stringent reporting. Recently Dan has been working as an independent consultant helping businesses going through debt and equity raises to maximise their value and complete transactions to the agreed timeframes.

Sara Uhac

Sara Uhac was appointed Managing Director of IntechOpen at the beginning of 2014. She directs and controls the company’s operations. Sara joined IntechOpen in 2010 as Head of Journal Publishing, a newly introduced department yet to be strategically developed at that time. After obtaining a Master's degree in Media Management, she completed her Ph.D. at the University of Lugano, Switzerland. She holds a BA in Financial Market Management from the Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, where she started her career in the American publishing house Condé Nast and further collaborated with the UK-based publishing company Time Out. Furthermore, Sara was awarded a professional degree in Publishing from Yale University (2012). She is a member of the professional branch association of "Publishers, Designers and Graphic Artists" at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.

Adrian Assad De Marco

Adrian Assad De Marco joined the company as the Publishing Process Director in 2017. With his longtime experience in management, acquired while working for regional and global leaders, he took over direction and control of company's publishing processes. Adrian holds a degree in Economy and Management from the University of Zagreb, School of Economics, Croatia. As a former sportsman, he continually strives to advance his skills through professional courses and specializations such as NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming).

Chris Felder

Chris Felder joined IntechOpen in 2018 as Head of IT.  As an experienced software developer and project manager, who worked with global companies such as British Airways, JPMorgan, and Microsoft, he brings relevant expertise that will facilitate further development of our IT department. Chris is both tech-savvy and business oriented and holds a degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and a Master's degree in International Business from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

IntechOpen Board Members

Alex Lazinica

Alex Lazinica is the co-founder and Board member of IntechOpen. After obtaining a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, he continued his Ph.D. studies in Robotics at the Vienna University of Technology. Here he worked as a robotics researcher with the university's Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Group as well as a guest researcher at various European universities, including the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). During this time he published more than 20 scientific papers, gave presentations, served as a reviewer for major robotic journals and conferences and most importantly he co-founded and built the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems- world's first Open Access journal in the field of robotics. Starting this journal was a pivotal point in his career since it was a pathway to founding IntechOpen - Open Access publisher focused on addressing academic researchers needs. Alex is a personification of IntechOpen key values being trusted, open and entrepreneurial. Today his focus is on defining the growth and development strategy for the company.

Vedran Kordic

Vedran Kordic is the co-founder and Board member of IntechOpen. After obtaining his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering he continued his education at the Vienna University of Technology where he obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2004. He worked as a researcher at the Automation and Control Institute, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Vienna University of Technology until 2008. His studies in robotics lead him not only to a Ph.D. degree but also inspired him to co-found and build the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems - world's first Open Access journal in the field of robotics. Vedran's background and experience remain crucial for the company's development as he is continuously engaged in overseeing the IT department.