John Sargent

CEO, Macmillan

John Sargent is the Executive Vice President of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and CEO of Macmillan. He is responsible for the Macmillan higher education business as well as managing the global trade business.

Formerly, John ran the US operations of Holtzbrinck, including all the US 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. John has also served as 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 25 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.