NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--William H. Sadlier, Inc. (OTCPNK: SADL), the 185-year-old leader in educational publishing, announced today that Samuel A. Judd has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Raymond Fagan who was recently promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Judd previously held senior executive positions with Bridgewater Associates, Viacom, Take-Two Interactive, Simon & Schuster and other leading companies.
"I’m pleased to have an executive of Sam’s caliber joining our leadership team as part of our senior management transition. Sam brings deep experience as a 20-year CFO and COO for industry leaders in education, media, technology and consumer markets, and has a strong strategic and operating orientation. The Board and I are very excited to have him on the team as we expand our offerings and continue to build on our heritage in religious and academic publishing" said Mr. Fagan.
Mr. Judd added "I’m eager to join such a venerable company as William H. Sadlier and work to propel the continued growth and success of the company. This is a great opportunity to help shape the next decade for the company as it accelerates its innovation and expands its offerings to complement the roster of high quality products."
Mr. Judd comes to his new position with more than 25 years of media and technology industry experience, as a corporate officer in both public and private companies. His background includes head of Strategy, SVP of Operations and CFO for Simon & Schuster, one of the industry’s largest educational and consumer publishers, where he shaped growth strategy for the core textbook, supplemental and educational technology divisions. He brings extensive industry experience with digital publishing, educational and gaming software and consumer media technologies to his new position. He will also leverage his experience running distribution businesses of several hundred million dollars in both publishing and consumer electronics.
William H. Sadlier, Inc. is a nationally recognized publisher of print and digital educational materials for PreK-12 public and private schools, and catechetical materials for Catholic schools, parishes, and families. Publishing since 1832, Sadlier is known for its tradition of quality and sound catechetical instruction. Sadlier School programs offer strong instructional support, well related to standards, so that educators can help students reach their full potential – in school and throughout life. Visit www.sadlier.com.