Michael P. Huseby
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Michael P. Huseby serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, he served as Executive Chairman of Barnes & Noble Education. Prior to joining the Company, he was a member of the board of directors of Barnes & Noble, Inc. from January 2014 and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble until August 2, 2015. Mr. Huseby was appointed Chief Executive Officer of NOOK Media LLC and President of Barnes & Noble in July 2013, and Chief Financial Officer of Barnes & Noble in March 2012. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Huseby served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation, a leading telecommunications and media company, which was acquired by the Altice Group in June 2016. He served on the Cablevision Systems Corporation Board of Directors in 2000 and 2001. Prior to joining Cablevision, Mr. Huseby served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Charter Communications, Inc., a large cable operator in the United States. Mr. Huseby served on the Board of Directors of Charter Communications from May 2013 through May 2016. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Huseby served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration, of AT&T Broadband, a provider of cable television services. In addition, Mr. Huseby spent over 20 years at Arthur Andersen, LLP and Andersen Worldwide, S.C., where he held the position of Global Equity Partner.
Thomas D. Donohue
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Thomas D. Donohue serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. In this role he is responsible for overseeing accounting, tax and enterprise risk management, and internal audit. Mr. Donohue also serves as the Company’s treasurer and head of investor relations. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Investor Relations for the Company since 2015. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble Education, Mr. Donohue served as Treasurer of Barnes & Noble, Inc. since June 2012. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble, he spent 12 years at the Interpublic Group of Companies, a global provider of advertising and marketing services, where he served as Vice President, Assistant Treasurer, International. He graduated from Loyola University in Maryland and received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Executive Vice President, Operations and Executive Vice President, Barnes & Noble College
Barry Brover serves as Executive Vice President, Operations and Executive Vice President, Barnes & Noble College. Previously, Mr. Brover served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for the Company, and prior to that was Chief Financial Officer of Barnes & Noble College since 2006. He joined Barnes & Noble College in 1986. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble College, he started his career at KPMG where he earned his CPA and was supervising audits. He has a BBA from Hofstra University.
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and President, Digital Student Solutions
Kanuj Malhotra serves as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and President, Digital Student Solutions. Prior to this role, Mr. Malhotra was Chief Financial Officer of NOOK Media since July 2013 after he joined Barnes & Noble as Vice President of Corporate Development in May 2012. Prior to joining the Barnes & Noble Inc., Mr. Malhotra was Vice President and Finance Head for Kaplan Test Prep, a division of The Washington Post Company, from 2011 to 2012. At Kaplan, he led a business transformation from physical test centers to a digital online learning platform. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Malhotra was Chief Financial Officer of Sloane Square Partners LLC. Between 2005 and 2007, he was the Chief Financial Officer for the International Division of the Cendant Marketing Group and Affinion International, which was divested by Cendant Corporation to Apollo Management. Mr. Malhotra began his career in Mergers and Acquisitions at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Malhotra earned his MBA in Finance and his BA in Economics from New York University, and currently serves on the Alumni Council at the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Michael C. Miller
Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and General Counsel
Michael C. Miller serves as Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and General Counsel. In this role, Mr. Miller oversees all legal matters, including corporate, litigation, labor and employment matters and mergers and acquisitions, as well as the Company’s state and federal government affairs program and lobbying initiatives. As Corporate Secretary, Mr. Miller is responsible for providing guidance to the company and its Board of Directors on corporate governance and Securities and Exchange Commission matters, including public disclosures. Mr. Miller also serves as the Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, where he is tasked with documenting, communicating, and ensuring that the execution of BNED’s business initiatives are aligned with the corporate strategy. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble Education, Mr. Miller served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Monster Worldwide, parent company of global career management website Monster.com. He has also served in various senior legal capacities at Motorola and at Symbol Technologies, and was previously associated with Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP and Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts in New York earlier in his career.
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Stephen Culver serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and oversees the company’s IT operations and strategic development. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble College in 2005, Stephen held leadership positions in both the private and public sectors. He owned and presided over an IT consulting company, which specialized in the retail and wholesale industries. As CIO of Giorgio Armani Corporation, he led the IT operations during the development and expansion of their North American operations.
President, MBS Textbook Exchange
David Henderson serves as President, MBS Textbook Exchange. Mr. Henderson has been with MBS for more than 25 years, where he held various sales and marketing roles before being named President in 2017. Prior to joining MBS in 1993, Mr. Henderson served as Vice President of Sales at First Financial Management Corporation. He has also held management roles at Toy Distributors and Best Products, Inc. Mr. Henderson is a graduate of the University of Richmond.
Senior Vice President, Revenue & Product Development
Jonathan Shar serves as Senior Vice President, Revenue & Product Development. In this role, Mr. Shar is responsible for identifying and developing products and services to deliver innovation, growth and increased profitability across the Company’s business segments and offerings. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble Education, Mr. Shar served as Chief Marketing Officer at Akademos, Inc., a disruptive and growing e-commerce and digital marketing company that provides online bookstore services, digital learning materials and real-time analytics to colleges and universities. He previously was the General Manager of NOOK Digital Content at Barnes & Noble, Inc. where he oversaw business development, product development and marketing for the Global NOOK Newsstand, NOOK Video and NOOK Apps digital businesses. Prior to his nearly five years with NOOK, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager at CNNMoney, responsible for the CNNMoney website and mobile franchise. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Consumer Marketing at Sports Illustrated Group and Director of Consumer Marketing for FORTUNE Magazine Group. Jonathan received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and has an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Carolyn J. Brown
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Carolyn J. Brown serves as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs. Ms. Brown leads Barnes & Noble Education’s communications strategies, and is the Company’s chief spokesperson and liaison to media outlets on key issues related to the Company. She also oversees the Company’s public affairs initiatives. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble Education in 2015, Ms. Brown was with Barnes & Noble, Inc., since 2000 where she served as Vice President of Corporate Communications. She has also held positions at PaineWebber, Inc., and The Dilenschneider Group, a New York City public relations and strategic counseling firm.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
JoAnn Magill serves as Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Since joining the Company in 2003, Ms. Magill has played an integral role in the development and implementation of policies, practices and programs for thousands of full and part time employees at the Company’s corporate office and its campus bookstores nationwide. In her role as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Ms. Magill oversees employee relations, recruitment, benefits, payroll and compensation. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble Education, she served as the Vice President of Human Resources at AT&T Broadband Media Services for five years. Ms. Magill also had an extensive 25 year career with Pathmark Supermarkets, where she held a variety of field and corporate leadership roles.
Chief Operating Officer, Barnes & Noble College
Lisa Malat serves as Chief Operating Officer, Barnes & Noble College. Ms. Malat provides strategic direction and executive oversight to Barnes & Noble College in the areas of sales, consumer and corporate marketing, talent management and in-store and eCommerce strategy and operational efficiencies. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble College in 1996, Ms. Malat held several senior-level management positions at Macy’s, including roles in Store Operations, Process Re-Engineering, Distribution, Customer Service, and Learning and Development.
Senior Vice President, Taxes and Enterprise Risk Management
Philip O’Reilly serves as Senior Vice President, Taxes and Enterprise Risk Management, and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the income, sales, use and other taxes to which the Company is subject. Mr. O’Reilly previously served as Vice President, Global Taxes for Barnes & Noble, Inc. since September 2013. He joined Barnes & Noble, Inc., after serving as the Global Head of Tax for MF Global Holdings Inc. for more than five years. Prior to that, Mr. O’Reilly was a partner in the New York office of McDermott, Will & Emery, LLP, where he advised clients on the tax aspects of a wide range of operational structuring, acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations.
Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Seema Paul serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer. In this role, Ms. Paul is responsible for preparing and reviewing the Company’s SEC filings, including Forms 10-Q and Form 10-K. She also ensures that financial statements and disclosures are in accordance with US GAAP and in compliance with SEC accounting rules and regulations. She is a strategic leader with proven success in leading teams and resolving highly complex matters. Ms. Paul’s recent background includes working as the Corporate Controller for Covanta Holding Corporation, as well as various senior financial roles with several major companies including Net2Phone, Sybase, Inc. and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Ms. Paul is a CPA, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and a Master’s Degree in Accounting Information Systems from the University of Maryland.