Allen Lindstrom Named Chief Financial Officer Of Simon & Schuster

NEW YORK, April 4, 2024–Simon & Schuster, a global leader in general interest publishing, today announced that Allen Lindstrom has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. The announcement was made by Jonathan Karp, President and CEO of Simon & Schuster.

Mr. Lindstrom, who will also be a member of Simon & Schuster’s Executive Committee, comes to Simon & Schuster after sixteen years at Barnes & Noble, the past eleven of which as Chief Financial Officer, under both public and private ownership.

“Allen is an experienced manager with a keen financial mind and a collaborative spirit,” said Jonathan Karp. “As Simon & Schuster grows, Allen will work alongside Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer Dennis Eulau and me to determine the best ways to invest in our company, control costs, and analyze acquisition prospects. We will benefit from his vast understanding of bookselling and the book business. I am confident that, as he has done for others, Allen will help Simon & Schuster become an even more valuable company.”

Prior to his years at B&N, Mr. Lindstrom served as Chief Financial Officer of Liberty Travel. He has also held financial roles at the Museum Company, Toys “R” Us and Adidas AG after starting his career in public accounting.

Mr. Lindstrom is a graduate of Rutgers Business School, a Certified Public Accountant, and a longtime native resident of New Jersey, where he lives with his wife and family. He begins work at Simon & Schuster on April 22.

About Simon & Schuster:
Simon & Schuster, a global leader in general interest publishing, is dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Adams Media, Avid Reader Press, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information visit our website at

Adam Rothberg
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications