Video Interview: Linda Zecher, President & CEO, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Veteran business journalist Jill
Bennett joins Linda Zecher, CEO, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [HMHC], to discuss
the company's industry, strategy, financials and positioning.
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Linda Zecher, President & CEO:
Linda K. Zecher joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in September 2011 as
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, bringing with her a strong
track record of business transformation and results. Her extensive sales,
marketing and technology experience contribute to her ability to successfully
lead HMH's transformation into a global leader in educational content and
media. Previously, Ms. Zecher served as Corporate Vice President of
Microsoft's $8 billion Worldwide Public Sector organization.She led a team of
nearly 2000 sales and marketing professionals serving government, education
and healthcare in more than 100 countries.Under her leadership, this sector
delivered eight years of consistent growth and received the Microsoft Industry
of the Year Award for three consecutive years.
Prior to joining Microsoft in 2003, Ms. Zecher held leadership positions with
Texas Instruments, Bank of America, PeopleSoft, Oracle and Evolve Corp.In
each role, she led major change.At PeopleSoft she helped develop sales and
marketing capabilities which contributed to revenue growth from $500,000 to
over $35 million in three years, resulting in a successful IPO.As CEO of
Evolve she managed changes leading to the company's acquisition.
Ms. Zecher has served on numerous boards including the Intelligence National
Security Association (INSA), U.S. State Department's Board for Overseas
Schools and the James Madison University's Board of Visitors. She currently
serves on the Board of Cradles to Crayons.
About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [HMHC]:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Nasdaq:HMHC) is a global learning company with the
mission of changing people's lives by fostering passionate, curious learners.
Among the world's largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions and one of
its longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge research,
editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and
learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges.
HMH's interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by 50
million students in over 150 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels,
non-fiction, children's books and reference works are enjoyed by readers
throughout the world. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com.
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