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March 2017

Drop in Sales at Tiffany & Co. Results in New Leadership

Michael J. Kowalski

After only 2 years, Frederic Cumenal resigned as chief executive officer of Tiffany & Co. on February 5, 2017. Chairman of the Board Michael J. Kowalski was named interim chief executive officer, returning to a role he previously held from 1999 to 2015. The management shakeup came shortly after the company reported disappointing holiday sales during November and December 2016; Tiffany’s flagship store in New York had a particularly rough holiday period. The company saw a 14% decline in sales compared to last year – a drop that the company blamed partly on “post-election traffic disruptions.” View profile ↓

 

Houghton Mifflin Appoints Permanent CEO

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company [HMH]

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, a global learning company, named John J. “Jack” Lynch, Jr. as its new president and chief executive officer, effective no later than April 11, 2017. He replaces L. Gordon Crovitz, a board member who has been serving as interim CEO since the departure of Linda K. Zecher in September 2016. In a statement, Lynch states, “Educators today are seeking solutions from companies they can trust to improve student outcomes, and HMH is well positioned to meet that need.” View profile ↓


 
 

 

 

 

  

Michael J. Kowalski  

Chief Executive Officer (Interim)

Tiffany & Co.

727 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022 

Tel: (212) 755-8000

michael.kowalski@tiffany.com

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Positions

 

Chief Executive Officer (Interim), Tiffany & Co. 

Member of the Board

Start Date: 2017

Location:

727 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022 
Tel: (212) 755-8000
michael.kowalski@tiffany.com

 

 

 

Chairman, Board of Directors, Tiffany & Co. 

Start Date: 2003

Location:

727 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022 
Tel: (212) 755-8000

 

 

 

Director [Inside], Board of Directors, Tiffany & Co. Foundation 

Start Date: 2004

Location:

200 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010 
Tel: (212) 230-5343

 

 

 

Trustee, Board of Trustees, University of Pennsylvania [Penn] 

Start Date: 2014

Location:

3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6380 
Tel: (215) 898-5000
Fax: (215) 898-5756

 

 

Bio

 

Date of Birth: March 14, 1952

Education: Wharton 1974 BSE; Harvard 1977 MBA

 

 

Career History

 

Director, Board of Directors, The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (2014-2015)

 

Chief Executive Officer, Tiffany & Co. (1999-2015)

 

Secretary and Executive Committee Member, Board of Directors, Jewelers of America

 

Director, Board of Directors, The Bank of New York Company, Inc. (2003-2007)

 

Director, Board of Directors, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (2002-2006)

 

President, Tiffany & Co. Foundation (2000-2004)

 

Chief Executive Officer, Tiffany & Co. (1999-2003)

 

President, Tiffany & Co. (1996-2003)

 

Chief Operating Officer, Tiffany & Co. (1997-1999)

 

Executive Vice President, Tiffany & Co. (1992-1996)

 

 

 


 

 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company [HMH]

 

125 High Street, Boston, MA 02110 

Tel: (617) 351-5000
http://www.hmhco.com
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Business Description: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt provides pre-K-12 educational content, services, and technology solutions across a variety of media to both educational institutions and consumers. The company's trade, general interest, young readers and reference material include adult and children's fiction and non-fiction books.

 

Ownership Type: Publicly Traded
Stock Exchange: NASDAQ
Ticker Symbol: HMHC
Number of Employees: 4,500
Annual Revenue: Over $1,372 million
Incorporated: DE

 

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AuditorPricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

 

 

Officers and Management

Chief Executive Officer (Interim) L. Gordon Crovitz

(617) 351-5000

  

Member of the Board

Start Date: 2016

Note: Until John J. Lynch, Jr. joins Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective no later than April 11, 2017.

gordon.crovitz@hmhco.com

Education: Chicago 1980 AB; Yale 1986 JD

Career: Publisher, The Wall Street Journal (2006-2007); President, Consumer Media Group, Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (2006-2007); Executive Vice President, Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (2006-2007); Senior Vice President and President, Electronic Publishing, Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (1998-2006)

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President and Chief Executive Officer John J. "Jack" Lynch, Jr.

(617) 351-5000

  

Member of the Board

Start Date: 2017

Note: Effective no later than April 11, 2017.

Education: Boston U BA

Career: Chief Executive Officer, Renaissance Learning, Inc.; Member, Executive Board, Wolters Kluwer NV (2007-2012); Senior Vice President, Business Development, Wolters Kluwer NV (2006-2007); President and Chief Executive Officer, Pearson School Technology Group; Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, New York, bigchalk.com; President, CCH Legal Information Services, Inc.

  

Chief Financial Officer Joseph P. "Joe" Abbott

(617) 351-5000

  

joe.abbott@hmhco.com

Education: Naval Acad BS; Kellogg MBA

  

Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel William F. "Bill" Bayers

(617) 351-5000

  

Start Date: 2008

bill.bayers@hmhco.com

Education: Harvard

Career: Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (2007-2008)

  

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Brook Mickey Colangelo

(617) 351-5000

  

brook.colangelo@hmhco.com

Education: George Washington 2000 BA

Career: Member, Chief Information Officers Council, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President; Chief Information Officer, Office of Administration, Executive Office of the President (2009-2012); Chief Information Officer, 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee, Inc., Democratic National Committee

  

Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President, Product Planning, Development and Marketing Mary Cullinane

(617) 351-5000

  

mary.cullinane@hmhco.com

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Education: Col New Jersey BA; Columbia MPPA

Career: Director, Board of Directors, Software & Information Industry Association

  

Chief Platform Architect and Executive Vice President, Engineering Martin Davy

(617) 351-5000

  

Start Date: 2016

martin.davy@hmhco.com

Education: Kent (UK) BS, MS

Career: Vice President, Worldwide Product Engineering, Pegasystems Inc.; Senior Vice President, Asset Management Division, FMR LLC

  

Executive Vice President, Professional Services Rose Else-Mitchell

(617) 351-5000

  

Start Date: 2015

Education: Oxford (UK) BA; Sydney (Australia)

Career: Executive Vice President, Scholastic Education and Publisher, Global Education, Scholastic Corporation (2014-2015); Senior Vice President and Publisher, Scholastic Education, Scholastic Corporation

  

Executive Vice President, Chief of Consumer Brands and Strategy CJ Kettler

(617) 351-5000

  

cj.kettler@hmhco.com

Education: Smith BA

Career: Managing Director, Solera Capital LLC; Director, José Limón Dance Foundation

  

Executive Vice President, Global Sales Lee Ramsayer

(617) 351-5000

  

lee.ramsayer@hmhco.com

Career: Senior Vice President, Sales, Monster Government Solutions, LLC; Member, 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Advisory Committee, Policy, Management and Budget, United States Department of the Interior (2011-2012)

  

Senior Vice President, Human Resources (Interim) Marianne Congdon-Hohman

(617) 351-5000

  

Start Date: 2016

marianne.congdon-hohman@hmhco.com

Education: Michigan BA, JD

Career: Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company; Associate, Employment & Labor Group, Sidley Austin LLP

  

Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller Michael Dolan

(617) 351-5000

  

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs Bianca Olson

(617) 351-3841

  

bianca.olson@hmhco.com

  

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations Brian S. Shipman, CFA

(212) 592-1177

  

Start Date: 2017

brian.shipman@hmhco.com

3 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 

Education: Albion BA; Oregon MBA

Career: Vice President and Head, Investor Relations, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.; Group Vice President, Investor Relations, Gartner, Inc.; Senior Equity Research Analyst, Jefferies & Company Inc.; Senior Equity Research Analyst, UBS Securities LLC

  

Vice President and Executive Director, Publicity Lori Glazer

(212) 420-5840

  

Lori.Glazer@hmhco.com

3 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 

  

 

 

Major Subsidiaries and Divisions

 

 

Heinemann Publishing 

361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801 
P.O. Box 6926, Portsmouth, NH 03802-6926 (Correspondence & Orders) 

Tel: (603) 431-7894
Tel: (800) 225-5800 (U.S. Only)
Fax: (603) 431-2214
Fax: (877) 231-6980 (U.S. Only)
custserv@heinemann.com
http://www.heinemann.com
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Business Description: Heinemann is a publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational services for teachers, kindergarten through college.

Senior Vice President and General Manager Vicki Boyd

(603) 431-7894

  

Start Date: 2015

vicki.boyd@heinemann.com

Fax: (603) 431-2214

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Fax: (877) 231-6980 (U.S. Only)

Education: Antioch U MS

Career: Director, Professional Development, Heinemann Publishing; Special Assistant for Education Policy, Office of the Governor, State of New Hampshire

  

 

 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing 

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Business Description: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing publishes novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference works.

President Ellen L. Archer

(212) 420-5800

  

Start Date: 2015

ellen.archer@hmhco.com

3 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 

Education: Hamilton BA

Career: President and Publisher, Hyperion (2008-2013); Senior Vice President and Publisher, Hyperion (2005-2008); Vice President and Publisher, Hyperion (2001-2005); Vice President and Associate Publisher, Hyperion (1999-2001)

  

Senior Vice President and Publisher, Books for Young Readers Catherine Onder

(212) 420-5800

  

Start Date: 2017

catherine.onder@hmhco.com

3 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 

Career: Editorial Director, Bloomsbury Children's Books, Bloomsbury Publishing

  

 

 

Board of Directors 

Daniel M. "Dan" Allen

Director

  

Start Date: 2016

(617) 351-5000

Education: Skidmore 1990 BS; Fuqua MBA

  

L. Gordon Crovitz

Director [Inside]

  

Start Date: 2012

(617) 351-5000

gordon.crovitz@hmhco.com

Education: Chicago 1980 AB; Yale 1986 JD

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Lawrence K. "Larry" Fish

Chairman

  

Start Date: 2011

(617) 351-5000

Date of Birth: October 9, 1944

Education: Drake 1966 BA; Harvard 1968 MBA

  

Jill Anne Greenthal

Director

  

Start Date: 2012

(617) 646-2900

greenthal@blackstone.com

Affiliation: Senior Advisor, The Blackstone Group L.P.
  Exchange Place, 53 State Street, Boston, MA 02109 

Education: Simmons 1978 BA; Harvard 1983 MBA

  

John F. Killian

Director

  

Start Date: 2011

(401) 865-1000

Fax: (401) 865-2057

Education: Providence 1977 BS; Bentley Col MBA

  

John J. "Jack" Lynch, Jr.

Director [Inside]

  

Member of the Board

Start Date: 2017

Note: Effective no later than April 11, 2017.

(617) 351-5000

Education: Boston U BA

  

John R. "Jock" McKernan, Jr. (R)

Director

  

Start Date: 2012

(207) 775-3414

Affiliation: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, McKernan Enterprises, Inc.
  1 Canal Plaza, Portland, ME 20777 

Date of Birth: May 20, 1948

Education: Dartmouth 1970; Maine Law 1974 JD

  

Brian A. Napack

Director

  

Start Date: 2016

(202) 638-1144

Fax: (202) 638-0851

Affiliation: Senior Advisor, Providence Equity LLC
  Nine West 57th Street, Suite 4700, New York, NY 10019 

Education: Middlebury BA; Columbia MBA

  

E. Rogers Novak, Jr.

Director

  

Start Date: 2012

(240) 479-1910

Fax: (240) 223-0255

Affiliation: General Partner, Novak Biddle Venture Partners
  East Tower, 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1380, Bethesda, MD 20814 

  

Tracey D. Weber

Director

  

Start Date: 2016

(917) 913-6348

tracey.weber@ibm.com

Affiliation: Chief Client Officer and Vice President, Transformation, Cognitive Engagement, International Business Machines Corporation [IBM]
  New Orchard Road, Armonk, NY 10504 

Education: Harvard 1989 AB; Wharton 1995 MBA