Brian Napack is president and CEO of John Wiley & Sons, a global leader in scholarly research and education. He joined the Company in December of 2017 as the 14th CEO in Wiley’s 212-year history.
Brian also serves on the boards of Burning Glass, a leading data and analytics software company focused on the labor markets, and Zero To Three, a science-based early childhood advocacy group dedicated to ensuring that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life.
Brian has devoted his career to the education, information, publishing, and media industries. Before Wiley, Brian was a senior advisor with Providence Equity, one of the world’s leading private equity investors. During this period, he was an active director of companies including Ascend Learning, Blackboard, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Ingram Industries, EDMC, myON, RB Media, HotChalk and Synergis.
From 2006 to 2012, Brian was president of Macmillan, the global publisher, overseeing businesses in education, consumer books, digital media and magazines. During this period, he served as chairman of Scientific American. Before Macmillan, Brian was a partner at L.E.K. Consulting, a global management consulting firm, serving corporate and private equity clients in media, publishing, entertainment, and education.
Brian founded and was CEO of ThinkBox, a digital media company focused on preK-12 education. At The Walt Disney Company, Brian founded and ran Disney Educational Publishing and was a co-founder of Disney Interactive. Earlier in his career, he held senior roles at Simon & Schuster, the large diversified publishing company, and at A.T. Kearney, a leading management consulting company.
Brian received a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College.