John Sargent

John SargentJohn Sargent
Vice Chair

Chief Executive Officer

John Sargent is the CEO of Macmillan; the global trade division of the Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck based in Stuttgart, Germany. Macmillan Publishers has major trade publishing operations in the US, the UK, Australia and Germany with smaller operations in South Africa, India and China.

Previously John ran the US operations of Holtzbrinck, including all the trade companies, the Macmillan Higher Education group, St. Martins Scholarly and Reference, Hanley & Belfus medical publishers and Scientific American. He started at Holtzbrinck as CEO of St. Martin’s Press.

Prior to that he had been the CEO of Dorling Kindersley Inc. and the President of the Children’s Book Division of Simon & Schuster. He serves on the executive board of the Association of American Publishers. He has been on the executive committee of Graham Windham, a New York foster care agency for over 20 years including four years as its Chairman.

John received a B.A. in Economics from Stanford and an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia. John lives in Brooklyn with his wife Connie and their two children.