Meet our team of enterprise information management specialists.

Founded by Julie Sue Auslander more than 25 years ago, we’re proud to be a highly recognized woman-owned enterprise. Our leadership has expanded to include leading authorities on content management and technology, all working together to deliver client-centric solutions that help businesses stay at the forefront of the information age. Over the years, cSubs has grown to serve major global corporations in every industry, with our enterprise information management products and services appearing on the desktops of almost 400,000 registered users — and counting.

Julie Auslander

Julie AuslanderPresident, Chief Cultural Officer

In 2012, Julie was honored to be named one of 16 national Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Stars, reflecting her commitment to use her voice and experience to support the advancement of other woman-owned businesses.

Julie Sue Auslander is the company’s Chief Cultural Officer or Corporate Evangelist and avoids the traditional “President” persona. These terms better reflect her commitment to a process of insight and discovery — a process that shaped her role as a leader of a successful woman-owned business.

Julie kicked off her career as a teacher and moved on to an assistant principal. Eventually, she joined corporate America but didn’t expect her “baby” to develop into one of the fastest-growing companies in the country. Year after year, Julie’s leadership earns cSubs national recognition including a spot on Inc 5000 and “Top 50 Women Owned Business” in New Jersey. She was also named a WBENC National Star in 2012.

Julie discovered a need to manage her own magazine subscriptions, and she found a similar need with her friends and business associates. The budding business began with Julie knocking on doors, mailing flyers, and making cold calls. She wanted to shape a business that allowed her to be authentic, financially provide for her family, and ensure her employees worked in an environment that delivered something far more than a “job.”

As in all startups, there were challenges around every corner. From money to medical coverage, Julie persevered and created a platform for a business that would never be cookie-cutter, nor compromise its ethos of “doing well by doing good.”

With a little luck and a guiding hand from a supportive purchasing agent, Julie opened her first big corporate account in 1986.

The company grew steadily, managing subscription programs for corporate and professional subscribers, and negotiating with publishers to reduce the amount of money her clients spent on books and periodicals. 

Auslander developed a customer-centric ecosystem by listening to clients’ needs while focusing on how the cSubs team can provide a collaborative and high-value service. Recognizing empowerment as a vital element of the modern business environment, Julie created a culture that fosters total employee engagement — believing that if given what they need to succeed, her employees would drive the customer experience. cSubs clients experience the same culture of participation and contribution.

Julie commits to her principles of ethics and interest in the well-being of others. She treats her employees as though they are valued clients and acknowledges them as sustainable resources.

At a time when the phrase “corporate culture” barely existed, she created employment opportunities that balanced work and life by offering benefits like flex time to ensure members of the cSubs team would not miss a child’s school play, basketball game or bedtime story. Other employee perks include telecommuting and family vacation incentive programs, honoring the company’s commitment to transforming each employee’s office experience.

With the same vigor applied to her business, Julie’s passion for supporting and helping women is ongoing. Her desire to transform the landscape for women entrepreneurs is a constant in her life. She mentors them and serves as a source of encouragement.

Auslander was honored with the “2008 Enterprising Woman of the Year” recognition and made the Women’s Enterprise list of 2008 top businesses in the U.S. She earned her MA and MEd from Columbia University and a BS from Pace University in New York. For fun, she practices yoga, plays golf, and enjoys cooking for her vegetarian family.

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David Rifkin

David RifkinExecutive Vice President, Chief Client Officer

Innovation and creative problem-solving are the cornerstones of David’s successful career. An integral part of professional teams that have redefined aspects of their industries, David continues to bring groundbreaking ideas to life.

Before Corporate Subscriptions and cSubs, David Rifkin was a founder and Senior Vice President of LoJack of New York/New Jersey Corporation, responsible for marketing a stolen vehicle recovery system linked to Federal and State Police crime computers and patrol cars located throughout the metropolitan area.

Earlier in his career, David served in developmental marketing and advertising capacities at NYNEX Corporation, where he was directly involved in the nation’s first launches of cellular service. He was also on the Western Union Corporation team, where he was responsible for promoting the company’s largest and most prestigious telecommunications services.

David earned his MBA with Distinction from New York University’s Leonard Stern School of Business, and his B.Sc. from Temple University in Philadelphia.

An active contributor to his community, he’s served as a village trustee, school board trustee, zoning commissioner and deputy mayor, and has volunteered with his therapy dog, Greta, to work with injured soldiers at West Point. He has also coached baseball and took on the role of president for his town’s little league.

David is an avid skier, a frequent (but alas, quite average) golfer, a certified (perhaps certifiable) diver, and a very mediocre bridge player. He strives to be better, though, in his roles as devoted husband and father of two college-age children.

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Kenneth Redler

Kenneth RedlerChief Technology Officer

Kenneth’s approach to systems improvement extends to the human element of business. He was recently featured in a breakout panel at SAP Ariba Live titled, “Advocacy in Action: An Invitation for Men to Support Gender Equality,” where he discussed strategies for businesses to unlearn implicit biases that negatively impact success and profitability.

Ken Redler has been conceiving, building, and shipping web software since 1994. Ken brings a designer’s sensibility to software engineering, and a software engineer’s pragmatism to design. His passion is making products, and teams that make products, informed by art, science, and market opportunity. At cSubs Ken heads up technology, product strategy, and research and development. Ken is a frequent speaker at conferences and events worldwide, both as an industry expert and as an evangelist for cSubs products and services. Prior to cSubs, Ken was CEO and co-founder of Comvision, a web software firm in New York City, and built several web-based services and companies. Ken is also on the board of directors of FwdCode, a non-profit Hackathon organization that helps bring the passion and creativity of tech to the collegiate market. Ken holds an AB in English from Dartmouth College.

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Nicholas Collison

Nicholas CollisonDirector, Content and Library Support

Nick’s prestigious nomination by the Special Libraries Association (SLA) as a 2019 President Elect candidate demonstrates his recognition by peers as a global leader and innovative thinker in the field of information management.

Nick Collison has worked in the information industry for more than 20 years, and currently serves as Director of E-Content and Procurement Support. Originally from the United Kingdom, Nick moved to the United States 12 years ago to meet the challenges of the US market. Nick has been a member of the Special Library Association for over a decade and served on the SLA Centennial Committee, Finance Committee, and has been SLA’s Treasurer and on the Executive Board for the past three years. Nick is currently running for 2019 President Elect for SLA.

Nick is extremely passionate about his craft, and works primarily with business information, knowledge, research & development and libraries across multiple disciplines . Nick has an extensive industry expertise and a considerable network of contacts that provide customized services and negotiation for market data, e-licenses, and all high ticket online products and services.

Nick has a BA in Business Marketing, and is seen as a “thought leader” among his peers within the industry. In Nick’s spare time, he is an art collector, a foodie, and an enthusiast cook which he takes great pride in.

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Carol Hill

Carol HillVice President, Account Management

Carol has extensive experience overseeing some of the most prestigious accounts in the world. A data analysis professional, she combines her passion with wide-ranging industry knowledge to elevate client service.

Carol has over 21 years experience in account management working with multi-national organizations. Carol’s prior role was with The Nielsen Company where she led some of their top accounts including Colgate-Palmolive, Mondelez International and Schering-Plough CHC (now Bayer CHC). She also led consumer panel engagements across Nielsen’s Retail Services Group. Prior to The Nielsen Company, Carol was the account coordinator for Grosvenor Marketing (Twining’s Tea) and Category Management Analyst with A&P.

Carol has vast experience across solution sets and data analysis and is an expert at linking both her account management experience and industry knowledge with every client.

Outside of work, Carol’s passion is her family and friends and football (Notre Dame College; and global football aka: soccer). Carol is an active soccer referee and former soccer coach. She has 2 sons; Casey, an Eagle Scout and college sophomore; and Alex a high school sophomore, talented soccer player and aspiring Eagle Scout. Her husband Doug is a shop teacher in a school for gifted students and BSA Scout Master. The Hills are also proud owners of their new Sheepadoodle puppy Ruby, although they’re pretty sure Ruby’s actually in charge.

Carol joined the cSubs team in Summer 2018.

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