Andrew Savikas Leaves Safari Books

By Dianna Dilworth Comment


Andrew Savikas has left his post as CEO of subscription-based digital library Safari Books.

Savikas had been the chief officer of the company since November 2011, according to his LinkedIn page. He headed the company when O’Reilly Media acquired Pearson’s half of the company back in 2014. According to a report in The Digital Reader, Savikas’ departure comes amid mass layoffs. Check it out:

…his departure was described by O’Reilly spokesperson Sarah Winge as part of a period of restructuring, “O’Reilly acquired full ownership of Safari in 2014, and as of January 2016, we are integrating the two businesses. They are quite complementary, and we see lots of opportunity ahead,” she told me by email. “Today‚Äôs restructuring announcements are about aligning O’Reilly’s resources with its strategy, now that O’Reilly and Safari are one company. That company is in great shape, and we’re excited about the future.”