Lincoln, Neb. — Nebraska Book Company | Neebo, operator of more than 200 college stores nationwide and one of the largest distributors in the wholesale textbook industry and a leading provider of collegiate retail systems supporting more than 2,000 college related stores, has named an interim president and CEO.
Former President and CEO Steve Clemente has resigned from his position, effective February 20, 2015. Clemente will continue working with the company as a member of the board of directors.
Ben Riggsby, senior vice president and chief strategy officer, has been appointed interim president and CEO by the company’s board of directors. Riggsby has worked closely with Clemente over his past 2 years with the company.
Riggsby joined NBC | Neebo in his current role in 2012 from Steelhead Enterprises where he was co-founder and general manager. Prior to Steelhead, Ben was an executive with Movie Gallery/Hollywood Video, an international media retailer with more than 4,000 locations.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the NBC | Neebo team as we continue to re-shape the course of collegiate retail,” says Riggsby.
Nebraska Book Company, Inc. was founded 100 years ago with a store near the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. The company pioneered used textbook distribution and expanded to campuses across the country and is today a leader in solutions for the college store marketplace, supporting more than 2,000 college-related retail stores. It is now owned by Neebo, Inc., an online retailer and operator of more than 200 college stores across the nation. For more information, visit www.nebook.com or www.neebo.com.
SOURCE: NBC | Neebo