Executive Biographies

Jonathan Karp
President and Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Karp was named President and CEO of Simon & Schuster in May 2020. In this role, he leads Simon & Schuster’s numerous publishing groups as well as its international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Karp first joined Simon & Schuster in June 2010 as publisher of the company’s flagship imprint. During his tenure, he oversaw the publication of bestselling authors such as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Doris Kearns Goodwin, John Irving, Walter Isaacson, David McCullough, Susan Orlean, and Bob Woodward, while launching acclaimed books by Jonah Berger, Bill Browder, Rinker Buck, Lisa Halliday, Chip and Dan Heath, Adam Higginbotham, Siri Hustvedt, Saeed Jones, Naomi Klein, Jessica Knoll, Samin Nosrat, Vaddey Ratner, Matthew Thomas, and Rebecca Traister. Other notable authors and cultural figures brought to the imprint’s list during Mr. Karp’s tenure include Tom Brady, Stephen Colbert, Ray Dalio, Clive Davis, Nelson DeMille, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Brian Grazer, Sam Lipsyte, Gucci Mane, Chris Matthews, John McCain, Martha Nussbaum, Jerry Seinfeld, Bruce Springsteen, Howard Stern, and Herman Wouk.

Among the highlights of Mr. Karp’s ten years as publisher were the publication of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, What Happened by Hillary Clinton, Fear by Bob Woodward, Frederick Douglass by David Blight (winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History), Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen, In One Person by John Irving, The Library Book by Susan Orlean, and the launch of Mobituaries by Mo Rocca, an acclaimed book and podcast co-produced with CBS Sunday Morning. In 2020, three books published by Simon & Schuster played a significant role in the national conversation about the 2020 election: Rage by Bob Woodward, The Room Where It Happened by John Bolton, and Too Much and Never Enough by Mary Trump.

In 2018, Mr. Karp was named President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, encompassing the company’s New York–based adult trade publishing: Atria Books, Gallery Books, Scribner, Simon & Schuster, Touchstone and their associated sub-imprints and lines. During his tenure, the adult group launched a successful new imprint, Avid Reader Press, and established the Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau.

Prior to joining Simon & Schuster, Mr. Karp was Publisher and Editor in Chief of Twelve, an imprint of the Hachette Book Group, which he founded in 2005. At Twelve, Mr. Karp published numerous highly-acclaimed bestselling works, including True Compass by the late Edward M. Kennedy, God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens, Losing Mum and Pup by Christopher Buckley, Columbine by Dave Cullen, Nurtureshock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, and War by Sebastian Junger.

Prior to founding Twelve, Mr. Karp was Editor in Chief of Random House, where he began his publishing career in 1989 as an editorial assistant and worked for sixteen years. At Random House, Mr. Karp acquired and edited an eclectic and diverse list of bestselling fiction and nonfiction titles including Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand, Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson, What Should I Do With My Life? by Po Bronson, Thank You For Smoking by Christopher Buckley, Faith of My Fathers by John McCain and Mark Salter, Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham, The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean, The Last Don by Mario Puzo and The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl.

He has also edited fiction by Steven Bochco, Elizabeth Frank, Eric Garcia, Neil Gordon, Rupert Holmes, C.J. Hribal, David Ignatius, David Liss, and Mark Winegardner; and works of nonfiction by Alan Alda, Henry Alford, Marcia Angell, Sally Bedell Smith, Buzz Bissinger, Alex Berenson, Joel Glenn Brenner, Vicki Constantine Croke, Gregg Easterbrook, David Frum, Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose, John Harris, Gary Hart, Miles Harvey, Constance Hays, Donald Katz, David Kushner, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Eric Liu, Jeffrey Rosen, David Plotz, Kenneth Pollack, Gary Rivlin, Jim Rogers, Ron Rosenbaum, Jonathan Schwartz, Billy Shore, Carol Spinney, Mike Stanton, Donna Summer, Kara Swisher, John Taylor, Andrew Tobias, Donald Trump, Paul Wellstone, Juan Williams, Michael J. Wolf, and Mitchell Zuckoff.

Mr. Karp earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and his Master of Arts degree from New York University. He has written for The New York Times Magazine, The American Scholar, and The Washington Post and contributed a chapter to What Editors Do: The Art Craft & Business of Book Editing (The University of Chicago Press). He also wrote the book and lyrics to a musical, How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes, which premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival and had a brief Off-Broadway run.

Jon Anderson
President and Publisher
Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division

Jon Anderson was named President and Publisher of the Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division in October 2013. Mr. Anderson joined the company as Executive Vice President and Publisher of the Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division in January 2009.

Mr. Anderson is responsible for the overall operations for the Children’s Division including editorial, design, production, publicity, marketing and licensing activities, while overseeing a publishing portfolio that serves every category of the children’s publishing business from toddlers to teens, while maintaining an extensive backlist that includes numerous Newbery, Caldecott and National Book Award winners.  Recent award-winning titles include a 2020 Newbery Honor for GENESIS BEGINS AGAIN by Alicia D. Williams, a 2018 Newbery Honor for LONG WAY DOWN by Jason Reynolds, a 2017 Newbery Honor for FREEDOM OVER ME by Ashley Bryan, and the 2014 Caldecott Medal winner LOCOMOTIVE by Brian Floca. Best-selling titles and series include the #1 New York Times bestsellers SULWE by Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, FIVE FEET APART by Rachel Lippincott and Mikki Daughtry, the TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE trilogy by Jenny Han, the ARC OF THE SCYTHE trilogy by Neal Shusterman, THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS series by Cassandra Clare, and the DORK DIARIES series by Rachel Renee Russell, as well as Caldecott Honor-winner CREEPY CARROTS! by Peter Brown and Aaron Reynolds, and its sequel CREEPY PAIR OF UNDERWEAR, and the multi-million-copy-selling OUT OF MY MIND by Sharon Draper, as well as the modern LGBT classic ARISTOTLE & DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE WORLD by Benjamin Alire Saenz.

In addition, Mr. Anderson oversees the ongoing publication of numerous  beloved high-profile continuing characters, franchcises and classics including ELOISE, OLIVIA, PEANUTS, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, NANCY DREW, THE HARDY BOYS, CHICKA, CHICKA, BOOM BOOM, CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS and ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE HORRIBLE NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY, among hundreds of other timeless children’s stories.

Prior to joining Simon & Schuster, Mr. Anderson was the President and Publisher of Running Press Book Publishers, a division of Perseus Books Group.  Before that, Mr. Anderson was at Penguin Putnam, Inc., where he was Vice President and Publisher of Price Stern Sloan and Penguin’s DreamWorks publishing program. Prior to Penguin, Mr. Anderson spent seventeen years at B. Dalton Booksellers/Barnes & Noble in positions ranging from sales clerk while in high school to head of the chain’s childrens’ buying division.

Mr. Anderson is an active member of the children’s book publishing community, and sits on the board of the National Coalition Against Censorship.

He is also the author of many children’s books under the pseudonym William Boniface, with cumulative sales of more than two million copies.  He lives in Connecticut.

Jennifer Bergstrom
Senior Vice President and Publisher
Gallery Publishing Group

Jennifer Bergstrom has been the Senior Vice President and Publisher of the Gallery Books Group since August 2017. She is responsible for overseeing the various and varied imprints that comprise Gallery, including the flagship, Gallery Books; the literary imprint Scout Press; the conservative imprint Threshold Books; the mass-market publisher Pocket Books; and the Star Trek and HALO novel divisions, devoted to the beloved media franchises. Under Bergstrom’s direction, in 2021 the Gallery Books Group launched a new imprint, 13A, which publishes Black American voices in culture and politics.

Bergstrom began her publishing career at G.P. Putnam’s Sons in 1991. She joined Simon & Schuster in 1998 as the founding Editorial Director of Simon Spotlight. In 2009, she was appointed the founding Editor in Chief of Simon & Schuster’s newly formed Gallery Books Group, supervising its conception and implementation. She was named Vice President in 2013.

Gallery’s author list covers the American cultural landscape, from reality TV and YouTube stars to accomplished musicians, comedians, athletes, and opinion makers. In nonfiction, Bergstrom has published the bestselling memoirs of, among other notable figures, Britney Spears, Amy Schumer, Stanley Tucci, Tiffany Haddish, Chelsea Handler, Stephen A. Smith, Grace Jones, Jackie Chan, and Hunter Biden; New York Times bestsellers by Mike Rowe, Allie Brosh, America Ferrera, and Jamie Kern Lima; and #1 bestselling White House tell-alls by Omarosa Manigault Newman and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff.

In fiction, Bergstrom has shepherded novels to print by a variety of New York Times bestselling authors, among them Ruth Ware, J. A. Jance, Catherine Coulter, Kristin Harmel, J. R. Ward, Christina Lauren, Anna Todd, Bill Clegg, Rebecca Roanhorse, Jackie Collins, Iain Reid, Jennifer McMahon, Stephen Graham Jones, Karen Hawkins, and Kristy Woodson Harvey.

Bergstrom holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Barnard College at Columbia University. She splits her time between New York City and New Jersey.

Ian Chapman
Chief Executive and Publisher, Simon & Schuster UK and International

Ian Stewart Chapman was named Chief Executive and Publisher, Simon & Schuster UK and International in July 2013. In this position, Chapman has full responsibility for the publishing, editorial, marketing and sales functions of Simon & Schuster UK, which publishes a full range of adult, children’s and audio titles in both printed and digital formats. The company currently publishes about 200 titles per year in first format, of which 20 percent originate from the parent company.

Chapman also holds overall responsibility for Simon & Schuster Australia and in 2011 added responsibility for Simon & Schuster India.

Chapman joined the company in January 2000 as Managing Director and CEO of Simon & Schuster UK. During his tenure notable authors and books include Chronicles by Bob Dylan, Wilson by Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg, Hard Choices and What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen. The company is home to numerous bestselling and critically acclaimed fiction authors including #1 bestseller Philippa Gregory, Nicci French, Chris Carter, Ruth Ware, Milly Johnson, Colleen Hoover, Tom Rob Smith, Graham Swift, John Irving, Alice Roberts, Hari Kunzru, Cho Nam-joo, Martin Cruz Smith and Rachel Hore. The company has also enjoyed great non-fiction success including the one million copy UK bestseller The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, Phil Knight, Walter Isaacson, David Grann, Bob Woodward, Bill Browder, Bob Mortimer, John Nichol, Rupi Kaur and Dave Grohl.

Under Chapman’s direction, Simon & Schuster UK’s children’s books division publishes an array of award-winning and bestselling authors and illustrators. In picture books, stand-out successes include Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet’s million-copy selling Supertato series, Benji Davies’s The Storm Whale sequence, and internationally bestselling author and illustrator Steve Small. In fiction commercial hits include Ben Miller, one of the UK’s fastest growing children’s authors, Skandar and the Unicorn Thief  by A. F. Steadman, one of the most successful debut launches of all time, and the hit Dragon Realm series by Katie and Kevin Tsang. The YA list is one of the most successful in the market publishing Adam Silvera, Tracy Deonn and Cassandra Clare and award-winning UK authors Danielle Jawando and Benjamin Dean.

Chapman led the UK company to win the highly coveted Publisher of the Year Award in the 2021 and 2022 British Book Awards, and Children’s Publisher of the Year in 2022.

Prior to joining Simon & Schuster, Chapman was Managing Director of Macmillan General Books, with overall publishing responsibility for the Macmillan, Picador, Pan and Sidgwick & Jackson imprints. He has also held editorial and publishing positions at Pan Macmillan and Hodder & Stoughton, and in the United States at William Morrow, Berkley and Doubleday. Chapman was a member of the Publishers Association Council for eight years and is an acting member of the Trade Publishers Council. He is also a Trustee for the Book Trade Charity (BTBS).

Chapman is a graduate of Durham University. He lives in East Sussex.

David Snow
Vice President, Human Resources

Dave Snow has overall responsibility for Simon & Schuster Human Resources, Facilities and Office Services globally across the United States and in each of our four international subsidiaries. He is responsible for all Human Resources functions, systems and programs, including diversity and inclusion initiatives, staffing, benefits, compensation, professional development and all Human Resources operations.

Mr. Snow joined the company in December 2010. In his time at Simon & Schuster, Mr. Snow and HR staff have implemented numerous employee retention & development programs, leadership training, performance management, compensation tools and strategies. They have also worked closely with various divisions throughout the company develop a culture of inclusion and innovation, positioning the company to serve our best-in-class employees and ultimately our esteemed authors.

Previously Mr. Snow held senior Human Resources positions at Omnicom Group, LG Electronics, and other major media organizations including The Nielsen Company, Time Warner, and Scholastic Corporation.

Mr. Snow received a Master’s degree from Columbia University in Organizational Psychology, a Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He lives in Irvington, New York with his family.

Karen Cooper
Vice President and Publisher
Adams Media

Karen Cooper, Vice President and Publisher of Adams Media, joined Simon and Schuster in November of 2016, simultaneous with Simon & Schuster’s acquisition of Adams Media from F + W Publishing. In her position she has responsibility for overseeing the publishing activities of over 125 non-fiction titles yearly.

Adams Media is best known for publishing audience-driven, highly targeted, practical lifestyle content to support readers in everyday life. Adams Media is home to several bestselling titles in categories including cooking, health and wellness, self-help, witchcraft, astrology, personal finance, and parenting, among others.

Since joining Simon & Schuster, Ms. Cooper has enjoyed successful collaborations with various Paramount franchises, including Star Trek, Yellowstone, and Jane the Virgin, publishing the bestselling series tie-in novel, Snow Falling. Under her leadership, the bestselling Unofficial Cookbook series has expanded to include 12 titles with over 3 million copies in print. Additionally, she has overseen the expansion of product offerings to include top-selling gift formats such as coloring books, card decks, sticker books, journals, wall art, and more.

Prior to joining Adams Media, Ms. Cooper led the marketing efforts for Pearson’s digital fundraising vertical, Schoolcash.com.

Ms. Cooper began her career in the marketing department at Putnam & Grosset in New York, working with such legendary authors as Tomie dePaola, Peggy Rathmann, Eric Carle, Patricia Polacco, and her childhood favorite, Paula Daniziger.

Ms. Cooper studied at The University of Massachusetts, Amherst as well as The University of Seville in Spain. She lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts with her husband and their two children.

Dawn Davis
Senior Vice President and Publisher
37 INK

The Poets & Writers 2019 Editor of the Year, Dawn Davis is the founding publisher of 37 INK, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. She has edited many prize-winning and New York Times bestselling books, including one of the 2023 New York Times’ 10 Best Books of the Year, Master Slave Husband Wife by Ilyon Woo; The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan; Never Caught, a finalist for the National Book Award, by Erica Armstrong Dunbar; The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton; The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, by Issa Rae; Tough Love by Ambassador Susan Rice; I Can’t Make this Up by Kevin Hart, and various books by weight loss expert JJ Smith, including the 10 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse

In 2020, Davis was named Editor in Chief of the Condé Nast magazines, Bon Appétit and Epicurious. She returned to Simon & Schuster in 2023.

Prior to first joining Simon & Schuster, Davis was publisher of Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins, where she edited The Known World by Edward P. Jones, which won the Pulitzer Prize; Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which was one of the best-selling books of the decade; and The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner.

She lives in New York City.

Jofie Ferrari-Adler
Vice President and Publisher
Avid Reader Press

Jofie Ferrari-Adler was named Vice President and Publisher of Avid Reader Press, a standalone imprint of Simon & Schuster of which he was co-founder, in November 2018.

Under Mr. Ferrari-Adler’s leadership, Avid Reader released its first book, Lisa Taddeo’s #1 New York Times bestseller Three Women, in July 2019. In the four years since then the imprint has published more than twenty-five New York Times bestsellers, including Jeff Benedict’s LeBron, Andy Borowitz’s Profiles in Ignorance, Frank Bruni’s The Beauty of Dusk, Ray Dalio’s Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order, Michaeleen Doucleff’s Hunt, Gather, Parent, Patricia Engel’s Infinite Country, Garrett M. Graff’s The Only Plane in the Sky, Ezra Klein’s Why We’re Polarized, T. J. Newman’s Falling, Tunde Oyeneyin’s Speak, Alan Shipnuck’s Phil, Christie Tate’s Group, Chris Wallace’s Countdown 1945, and Billy Walters’s Gambler. In May 2023, two Avid Reader titles were named finalists for the Pulitzer Prize: Chloé Cooper Jones’s Easy Beauty and Garrett M. Graff’s Watergate.

In addition to the authors mentioned above, Avid Reader is the publishing home of many well-known, bestselling and award-winning writers including Michael Bamberger, Gregory Boyle, Adrienne Brodeur, Rinker Buck, Ian Caldwell, Tom Coyne, Lori Gottlieb, Emily Gould, Chip and Dan Heath, Adam Higginbotham, Susan Orlean, Matthew Quick, Michael Riedel, Brando Skyhorse, Andrew Sullivan, Gillian Tett, Lynn Vincent, and Eric Weiner, as well as emerging talents including Kaliane Bradley, Daniel José Camacho, Craig Fehrman, Haley Cohen Gilliland, Myriam Gurba, Antara Haldar, Julia May Jonas, Christina M. Li, Doug Westerbeke, and Yael van der Wouden.

Mr. Ferrari-Adler joined Simon & Schuster in 2010 as Senior Editor. Previously he worked at Grove Atlantic, Viking Penguin, and the independent publisher Four Walls Eight Windows, and before that as a bookseller. Raised in a small town south of Pittsburgh, he is a former golf professional, a contributing editor to Poets & Writers magazine (where he started the “Agents & Editors” series of conversations with publishing insiders), and he served for a decade on the Association of American Publishers’ International Freedom to Publish Committee.

Libby McGuire
Senior Vice President and Publisher
Atria Publishing Group

Libby McGuire is Senior Vice President, Publisher of the Atria Publishing Group. She manages the business, editorial and publishing strategies of the many imprints of Atria, which include Atria Books, Atria Español, Black Privilege Publishing, Emily Bestler Books, One Signal Publishers, Simon Element, and Washington Square Press. Within these imprints, Libby oversees a wide range of authors including Colleen Hoover, Brad Thor, Lisa Jewell, Jack Carr, Maggie Smith, Rebecca Serle, Janet Evanovich, Brian Stelter, and Fredrik Backman.

Libby began her career as a marketing assistant at HarperCollins. In 1998 she joined Simon & Schuster as a national account salesperson, was named publisher of Ballantine Books in 2006, and remained there until 2015. She worked as a literary agent at The Gernert Company prior to rejoining Simon & Schuster in her current role in 2018.

Dennis Eulau
Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer

Mr. Eulau has oversight for the company’s book production, distribution and supply chain, information systems and technology, and for its distribution client business. In addition, he shares joint responsibility for the Simon & Schuster Sales Division.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Eulau had served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Simon & Schuster from 2012 until 2024, having previously served as Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer since 2009. He first joined Simon & Schuster in 1995 as Business Manager for the company’s Trade Division before being named Senior Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Adult Publishing Division in 2001 and then Executive Vice President, Operations in 2007. Mr. Eulau has also held positions at Random House, Weight Watchers, and J. Walter Thompson.

Mr. Eulau holds M.B.A. and B.A. degrees from Pace University.  He lives in New York City and on Long Island, New York.

Nan Graham
Senior Vice President and Publisher

Nan Graham was named Senior Vice President and Publisher of the Scribner imprint in 2012.  In her position she is responsible for all the publishing and editorial activities of the Scribner imprint.  


Ms. Graham joined Scribner in 1994 as Editor in Chief. During her time at Scribner, she has edited a vast roster of acclaimed and bestselling works. Her list of award-winning publications includes the Pulitzer Prize-winners ANGELA’S ASHES by Frank McCourt, THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES: A Biography of Cancer  by Siddhartha Mukherjee and ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr, the National Book Award-winner THE NOONDAY DEMON: An Atlas of Depression by Andrew Solomon, and the Carnegie Medal-winner MANHATTAN BEACH by Jennifer Egan, as well as many books shortlisted for major awards, including Don DeLillo’s UNDERWORLD, Dana Spiotta’s EAT THE DOCUMENT, Colm Toibin’s BROOKLYN, Monica Ali’s BRICK LANE, and Rachel Kushner’s THE FLAMETHROWERS


Ms. Graham has been Stephen King’s editor since he joined Scribner and Simon & Schuster in 1996, and has worked with him on dozens of books. Other authors she has edited and published through the years include Dorothy Wickenden, Ann Beattie,  Amy Hempel, Miranda July, Steve Martin, Ruth Rendell, M.L. Stedman, Kate Walbert and Jeannette Walls.   Ms. Graham was also the editor of the #1 bestselling White House memoirs SPOKEN FROM THE HEART by Laura Bush and LIVING HISTORY by Hillary Rodham Clinton.   


In her role, Ms. Graham has oversight of the imprint’s publishing program for its iconic backlist authors including Ernest Hemingway, Alan Peyton, John Knowles, Edith Wharton and F. Scott Fitzgerald. She has also overseen the publications of Scribner’s many recent award-winning authors, including Jesmyn Ward, Kiese Laymon, Sarah Smarsh, and S.G. Gwynne.


Prior to working at Scribner, Ms. Graham held positions at Viking Penguin, where she was Executive Editor, and Pantheon Books. Authors she worked with prior to joining Simon & Schuster include Simone de Beauvoir, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Hanif Kureishi and Salman Rushdie.     


Ms. Graham is the 2011 recipient of the Maxwell E. Perkins Award, presented by the Center for Fiction. She serves on the executive board of the Center for Fiction.  She holds a B.A. in English from Yale University and an Honorary Doctorate from Marymount Manhattan College. She lives in New York City.  

Chris Lynch
President and Publisher
Simon & Schuster Audio

Chris Lynch was named President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster Audio in October 2013. In his position, Mr. Lynch has overall responsibility for Simon & Schuster’s audio publishing business and its Pimsleur Language Program.

Mr. Lynch began his publishing career in 1989, when he joined the Simon & Schuster Audio Division as an Assistant Editor, and after a series of promotions was named Editorial Director in 1998, and Associate Publisher in 2001 and Executive Vice President and Publisher in 2003.   During his time at Simon & Schuster Audio, he has shepherded audio’s transition to a digital-first business, greatly expanding the number of audio titles published as consumer interest in audiobooks has exploded.

He has published numerous Grammy and Audie Award winners and finalists including Anthony Doerr’s ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, Bruce Springsteen’s BORN TO RUN,  Benjamin Alire Saenz’s ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DIVE INTO THE WATERS OF THE WORLD, Stephen King’s FAIRY TALE, Garrett Graff’s THE ONLY PLANE IN THE SKY, and Jason Reynolds’ STUNTBOY, IN THE MEANTIME.

Under his direction, Simon & Schuster Audio has published numerous bestselling original audiobooks from, Jimmy Carter, Stephen Graham Jones, Stephen King, William Kent Krueger, Christina Lauren, Julie Chen Moonves, J.R. Ward and Bob Woodward.

Mr. Lynch has overseen Pimsleur’s transformation to a direct-to-consumer, subscription-driven language learning business, expanding the number of languages it publishes and enhancing the learning experience by regularly adding new features to its Pimsleur app.

Mr. Lynch is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.  He lives in Westchester County, New York, with his family.

Veronica Jordan
Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Veronica Jordan was named Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Simon & Schuster, Inc., in 2019.  She oversees the company’s legal affairs and leads a legal team responsible for all aspects of Simon & Schuster’s legal policies and strategies around the world.

Since first joining Simon & Schuster in 1995,  Ms. Jordan has provided counsel on myriad ground-breaking projects, from the launch of the company’s initial website in 1998 to playing a key role in the success of the company’s ventures into digital publishing, e-commerce and new business models for creating, marketing and distributing digital content. She shepherded Simon & Schuster’s earliest forays and most recent advances in e-commerce, including the launch of its Pimsleur Language Program’s subscription service, and has been its in-house legal expert and advisor on the complex and ever-evolving privacy landscape.

Before joining Simon & Schuster, Ms. Jordan practiced corporate law at Davis Polk & Wardwell. Upon receiving her Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law, Ms. Jordan clerked for the Honorable Stanley S. Brotman, U.S. District Court (U.S. Virgin Islands).

Passionate about education and the empowerment of girls from disenfranchised communities, Ms. Jordan served on the Board of Directors of the non-profit organizations, Girl Be Heard and The Ruth Turner Fund. She has enjoyed speaking publicly on a range of diversity issues. Ms. Jordan has served on CBS Corporation’s legal department diversity committee and its privacy committee. She currently serves on the Copyright Law and Policy Committee of the Association of American Publishers, is a member of the New York City Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and Corporate Counsel Women of Color. She is CIPP/US certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Ms. Jordan is a graduate of Amherst College. She resides in Manhattan.


Adam Rothberg
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications

Adam Rothberg was named Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications in March 2011.  He is responsible for external media relations and internal communications for Simon & Schuster’s worldwide operations and also oversees the company’s philanthropic activities.

Mr. Rothberg began his publishing career in 1985 in the publicity department of Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, and after a series of promotions was named Associate Director of Publicity in 1992. He joined Villard Books, a division of Random House, as Director of Publicity in 1994 and was promoted to Associate Publisher in 1997.  He returned to Simon & Schuster in 1999 as Vice President, Corporate Communications.

During his career, Mr. Rothberg conducted publicity campaigns for numerous critically acclaimed and bestselling books, including INTO THIN AIR and INTO THE WILD by Jon Krakauer, THE UNLIKELY SPY by Daniel Silva, ROGUE WARRIOR by Richard Marcinko, and LIFE AFTER GOD by Douglas Coupland.

Mr. Rothberg is a 1981 graduate of Columbia College in New York City.  He has served on the publishing committee of the Goddard-Riverside New York Book Fair, is formerly a member of the board of directors of the Publishers Publicity Association and a Trustee of the Croton Free Library.

Mr. Rothberg was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He lives in Westchester County, New York, with his family.

Dan Ruffino
Managing Director
Simon & Schuster Australia

Dan Ruffino was named Managing Director, Simon & Schuster Australia in 2014.  In his position he is responsible for the sales, marketing, editorial and distribution activities for Simon & Schuster titles as well as Simon & Schuster Australia’s distribution clients in the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Under Mr. Ruffino, Simon & Schuster Australia has doubled its revenues and market share, notably through a significant expansion of its local publishing program and suite of distribution clients. The company has been judged the fastest growing publisher in Australia in three of the past four years.

Mr. Ruffino began his career at Pan Macmillan Australia, holding positions in sales management and publicity, and as the company’s Consumer Marketing Manager.  He then joined Penguin Books where he started the Sydney branch of their successful Business Development unit, before becoming a member of the company’s board as Marketing & Publicity Director, winning two peer assessed Marketing Campaign of the Year awards. He also served as Global Digital Director for the Penguin Group, based in New York.  Prior to joining Simon & Schuster, Mr. Ruffino was Creative Director of the Australian government funded industry-assisting Get Reading! programme.

At Simon & Schuster, Mr. Ruffino has supervised the Australian publications of such notable and bestselling authors as Maggie Beer, Eddie Betts, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sally Field, Lisa Genova, Hannah Grace, Philippa Gregory, Dave Grohl, Anita Heiss, Colleen Hoover, Walter Isaacson, Rupi Kaur, Dr Michael Mosley, Kathy Reichs, Archie Roach, Bruce Springsteen and Graham Swift. Other authors Mr. Ruffino has worked with during his career include Judy Blume, Jackie Collins, Bryce Courtenay, Richard Flanagan, Ken Follett, Marian Keyes, Kathy Lette, Kylie Minogue, Jamie Oliver,  Steve Waugh and Tim Winton.

Mr Ruffino sits on the Australian Publishers Association’s Trade Publishers Committee and the Australian Book Industry Awards organising committee.

Mr. Ruffino was born in Solingen, Germany, migrating with his family to Melbourne, Australia shortly after. He lives in Sydney.