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Changes to Macmillan’s Sales & Technology Organizations


Jennifer Gonzalez is being promoted to Senior Vice President, Trade Sales from her current role as VP, Mass Merchandise and Children’s Sales. In this new role, Gonzalez will oversee sales into traditional channels in the US for both adult and children’s trade books, including retail booksellers, wholesalers and the merchandise channel.

Alison Lazarus, President of Sales for Macmillan Publishers, remarked “During her six years at Macmillan, Jenn has led us to record-breaking years in our merchandise and children’s groups. Her knowledge of the retail and mass merchandise markets, her insightful and thoughtful approach to her areas of responsibility, and her desire to always improve upon the status quo make her an ideal choice for this role.”

Tom Stouras is being promoted to Senior Vice President, Online and Digital Sales, Sales Operations and Analysis from his current position of VP, Supply Chain and Sales Operations. In this new position, Tom will oversee online and digital sales and sales operations and analysis.

“During his 15 year tenure in Sales Operations, Tom has made us better at so many things,” said Alison Lazarus, President of Sales, Macmillan Publishers. “Through his insights, data analysis, attention to detail, willingness to tackle the thorniest issues and his desire to always do better we have been able to grow our sales and better manage our business.”

Leslie Padgett, currently VP, Publishing Workflow Technologies for the US Trade business, has been promoted to SVP, Technology. Padgett rejoined Macmillan in late 2016, and has worked in publishing technology for twenty years at numerous companies including HarperCollins and Macmillan Higher Education.

For more information, contact Erin Coffey at 646-307-5417 /


About Macmillan

Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin’s Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large familyowned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.


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