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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lawrence Fish

73 2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

John Lynch

59 2017 President,Chief Executive Officer and director

Joseph Abbott

41 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Ellen Archer

55 2015 President - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing

William Bayers

63 2008 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Lee Ramsayer

53 2015 Executive Vice President - Global Sales

Rosamund Else-Mitchell

48 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Learning Officer

Matthew Fields

42 2017 Executive Vice President and General Manager, Supplemental and Intervention Solutions

James O'Neill

45 2017 Executive Vice President and General Manager, Core Solutions

Amy Dunkin

44 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Alejandro Reyes

53 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

Daniel Allen

49 2016 Independent Director

L. Gordon Crovitz

59 2017 Independent Director

Jean Desravines

46 2018 Independent Director

Jill Greenthal

61 2012 Independent Director

John Killian

63 2011 Independent Director

John McKernan

69 2012 Independent Director

E. Rogers Novak

69 2012 Independent Director

Tracey Weber

51 2016 Independent Director

Brian Shipman

2017 Senior Vice President, Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Lawrence Fish

Mr. Lawrence K. Fish is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company. Mr. Fish served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (“Citizens”) from 2005 to 2008 and as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens from 1992 to 2005. Mr. Fish is a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation (the institute’s board of trustees) and serves on the boards of directors of Textron Inc. and Tiffany & Co. He is also an Honorary Trustee of the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C., Chairman of the Board of Management Sciences for Health and Trustee of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Mr. Fish’s extensive experience in the areas of finance, marketing, general management and corporate governance enables him to provide the Company with effective leadership on the Board.

John Lynch

Mr. John (Jack) J. Lynch, Jr. has served as President,Chief Executive Officer and director of the Company since April 2017. Mr. Lynch served as Chief Executive Officer of Renaissance Learning, a leader in K-12 learning analytics, from November 2012 to April 2017. He has been active in the K-12 education industry since 1999 and was the founding Chief Executive Officer of bigchalk.com, where he created an education network serving 40,000 schools. He also served as president and Chief Executive Officer of the Pearson Technology Group from May 2003 to May 2006. Prior to joining Renaissance Learning, Mr. Lynch was a member of the executive board of Wolters Kluwer. Mr. Lynch’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his leadership role in the Company and his over 25 years of management experience in the software and information industry, including in the field of education technology.

Joseph Abbott

Mr. Joseph P. Abbott, Jr., is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company. From 2012 to 2016, Mr. Abbott was an Executive Director in the Media and Communications Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley, where he held various roles since 2005. At Morgan Stanley, Mr. Abbott led a team that advised educational publishing and information services companies (and their stakeholders) on all aspects relating to mergers and acquisitions, financings and other major strategic transactions. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Abbott served as an officer in the United States Navy.

Ellen Archer

Ms. Ellen Archer is President - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company. Ms. Archer joined the Company as President of our Trade Publishing Group in December 2015, with responsibility for driving the strategic growth and expansion of the Company’s consumer publishing business. Previously, Ms. Archer was a Founding Partner of Path2, LLC, a consulting firm focused on advising for-profit and not-for-profit businesses on business development, strategy and execution. From 2014 to 2015, she also held a role as Managing Director of Golden Seeds, a consulting firm focused on providing strategic business guidance to early-stage women-led digital businesses. From 1999 to 2014, Ms. Archer held various roles within Disney/ABC Media Networks, including Head of East Coast Development for ABC Entertainment from 2013 to 2014 and President and Publisher of Hyperion Books, then a division of the Walt Disney Company, from 2008 to 2013. Ms. Archer currently serves as the Vice President of Development of the Foundation Board of New York Women in Communications and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Media Council of Springboard Enterprises.

William Bayers

Mr. William F. Bayers is an Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company. Mr. Bayers joined the Company in May 2007 as Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel and was made Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel in March 2008. Previously, he served as Vice President and General Counsel of Harcourt Education Group. He oversees all legal, regulatory and corporate matters for the Company.

Lee Ramsayer

Mr. Lee R. Ramsayer is an Executive Vice President - Global Sales of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company. Before joining the Company in February 2012, Lee R. Ramsayer served as Senior Vice President of Sales for Monster Worldwide, Inc.’s Government Solutions sector. Prior to his role at Monster, Mr. Ramsayer served as Manager, Government Sales and Consulting Services for Microsoft from January 2004 to February 2005.

Rosamund Else-Mitchell

Ms. Rosamund Else-Mitchell is the Executive Vice President, Chief Learning Officer of the company, since August 2017, and prior to that she served as our Executive Vice President, Professional Services since October 2015 after joining the Company in June 2015 as Senior Vice President, Publishing HMH Intervention Solutions. From 2000 through May 2015, Ms. Else-Mitchell held various roles at Scholastic Corporation, a publisher and distributor of books, instructional material and media for children, including Executive Vice President of Global Technology Product Development, K-12 from January 2014 through June 2015 and as Senior Vice President and Publisher from November 2008 through December 2013. In her current role, Ms. Else-Mitchell oversees the Company’s Efficacy Research, Learning Science and Data Analytics teams, as well as its Teaching and Learning Platforms and Professional Services business

Matthew Fields

Mr. Matthew Mugo Fields is the Executive Vice President and General Manager, Supplemental and Intervention Solutions of the company, since October 2017. Previously, he served as Vice President, Consumer Group of McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company and educational publisher, from October 2016 through October 2017. He was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Redbird Advanced Learning, a digital personalized learning provider, from July 2013 until its acquisition by McGraw-Hill Education in October 2016. Mr. Fields was also a co-founder of Rocket Group, a provider of in-school tutoring, and served as president and as a director from 2006 to October 2016.

James O'Neill

Mr. James P. O'Neill is the Executive Vice President and General Manager, Core Solutions of the company, since September 2017. From September 2012 through September 2017, he served as Chief Product and Strategy Officer of Achieve3000, Inc., a developer of online differentiated instruction solutions. Previously, he held several roles at the Company from January 2005 to September 2012, including as Senior Vice President, Product Management and Strategy from April 2012 through September 2012. Mr. O’Neill has over 20 years of experience in educational technology, product development, strategy, marketing and sales.

Amy Dunkin

Ms. Amy L. Dunkin is the our Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the company, since September 2017, and prior to that she served as our Senior Vice President of Marketing since March 2016 after joining the Company in June 2015 as Vice President of Marketing. From 2009 through May 2015, Ms. Dunkin served as Vice President of Marketing of Scholastic Corporation, a publisher and distributor of books, instructional material and media for children, where she held various roles since 2005. As Chief Marketing Officer, she oversees the Company’s product marketing, field marketing, market research, an in-house agency and digital and demand generation teams. Ms. Dunkin has over 20 years of experience in educational technology, publishing and media in both marketing and business development roles.

Alejandro Reyes

Mr.Alejandro Reyes is the Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer of the company, since November 2017, focusing on enabling the success of the employee community through strategic people initiatives including leadership and talent development, talent management and culture change. From May 2011 to October 2017, he served as Chief Talent and Organization Development Officer at Laureate Education, Inc., a global network of degree-granting higher education institutions, where he was responsible for building the company’s talent infrastructure. Prior to his time at Laureate, Mr. Reyes held roles relating to organizational and leadership transformation at Dell Inc. from October 2006 to May 2011, and at Motorola, Inc. from May 1998 to October 2006.

Daniel Allen

Mr. Daniel Allen is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Allen is a Partner at Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C. and serves as President and Senior Portfolio Manager for the firm. In this capacity, he has responsibility for overseeing the firm’s portfolio management, risk management, and investment decisions. Prior to joining Anchorage, Mr. Allen spent the previous six years with Morgan Stanley, and in his most recent role, was responsible for North American Credit Trading with a primary focus on bank debt, high yield bonds and distressed securities. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Allen was a Loan Trader at Goldman Sachs. He is also on the Board of Trustees of Skidmore College. Mr. Allen’s extensive experience in financial services as a trader and portfolio manager and his extensive knowledge of the capital markets and the financial services industry enables him to provide the Company with valuable guidance.

L. Gordon Crovitz

Mr. L. Gordon Crovitz is an Independent Director of the Company. He was Independent Director of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company. From 1980-2007, Mr. Crovitz held a number of positions with Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, culminating in his role as Executive Vice President for Dow Jones and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal. He co-founded e-commerce software company Press+ in 2009 and is currently a partner at NextNews Ventures, a partnership investing in early-stage news companies. Mr. Crovitz serves on the Board of Directors at Business Insider, Blurb, Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. and Marin Software Incorporated. He is also on the board of the American Association of Rhodes Scholars. Mr. Crovitz’s management roles in the publishing industry and extensive experience as a director enable him to provide the Company with valuable guidance.

Jean Desravines

Mr. Jean S. Desravines is Independent Director of the Company,since February 2011 .In his role as Chief Executive Officer of New Leaders, he manages an organization that develops leaders for high-need schools in more than 20 cities and 15 states. Mr. Desravines previously served in senior positions in the New York City Department of Education, including as senior counselor to the chancellor of New York City’s public school system. He has also served on the board of trustees of St. Francis College since October 2014, and as a director America Achieves, a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving public schools in the United States, since February 2016. Mr. Desravines’ qualifications to serve on the Board include his extensive experience in the education nonprofit and public sectors. Prior to joining New Leaders, Desravines served in senior positions in the New York City Department of Education, including as senior counselor to Joel Klein, the chancellor of New York City’s public school system under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and he was named to Forbes’ “Impact 30” list as one of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs.

Jill Greenthal

Ms. Jill A. Greenthal is Independent Director of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company. Ms. Greenthal has been a Senior Advisor in Private Equity at the Blackstone Group since 2007, working closely with Blackstone’s global media and technology teams to assist in investments in those sectors. She also serves as a director of Akamai Technologies, Inc., TEGNA Inc. and The Weather Channel and previously served as a director of Orbitz Worldwide from 2007 to 2013 and Michaels Stores from 2011 to 2015. Prior to 2007, Ms. Greenthal was an investment banker and partner at Blackstone and Credit Suisse First Boston. Ms. Greenthal is also a trustee of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The James Beard Foundation and Simmons College and is an Overseer of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Greenthal has extensive experience in the media and Internet industry and in advising and financing Internet and media companies, which enables her to provide valuable guidance to the Company.

John Killian

Mr. John F. Killian is Independent Director of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company. Mr. Killian was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Verizon Communications Inc. (“Verizon”) from March 2009 through October 2010. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Killian was President of Verizon Business from October 2005 until March 2009, the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Telecom from June 2003 until October 2005, and the Senior Vice President and Controller of Verizon Telecom from April 2002 until June 2003. Mr. Killian serves on the board of directors at ConEdison Inc. and is Chairman of the board of Providence College. He is also a Trustee of Goldman Sachs Trust II, an open-end management investment company. Mr. Killian brings extensive financial expertise to the Board, as well as significant management and leadership experience.

John McKernan

Gov. John R. McKernan, Jr., is an Independent Director of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company. Mr. McKernan, Jr. served as a member of the Board from August 2010 through June 2012 and rejoined the Board in September 2012. Mr. McKernan is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of McKernan Enterprises, Inc., in Portland, Maine and a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he also served as its Foundation President from October 2013 to February 2015. He is also currently a director of BorgWarner Inc. and Management and Training Corporation. Mr. McKernan also serves as the Chair of the BorgWarner Foundation. Mr. McKernan is the former Chairman of Education Management Corporation, a provider of post-secondary education in North America, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from September 2003 until February 2007 and as a director until 2015. Mr. McKernan is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges, a director of The American Action Forum and Achieve and served as Governor of the State of Maine from 1987 to 1995. Mr. McKernan brings to the Board superior leadership capabilities, knowledge of the legal and legislative processes and significant prior experience as a director.

E. Rogers Novak

Mr. E. Rogers Novak, Jr., is Independent Director of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company. He is a founder and managing member of Novak Biddle Venture Partners, an early-stage venture fund focused on investment opportunities in education, security, big data analytics and business-to-business-to-consumer businesses. Mr. Novak formerly served as Lead Director of Blackboard Inc., which was acquired by Providence Equity Partners. Mr. Novak currently serves on several private company boards and was a member of the External Relations Council for the Department of Homeland Security’s “Predict” Project. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Kenyon College where he sits on the Budget, Financial and Audit Committee and the Student Affairs Committee. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Novak held a seat on the Board of the National Venture Capital Association and was their Treasurer and a member of their Executive Committee from 2009 to 2011. Mr. Novak’s significant prior experience as a director, especially in the education technology sector, renders him a valuable member of the Board.

Tracey Weber

Ms. Tracey Drake Weber is Independent Director of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company. She is the Chief Client Officer and Vice President of Transformation for IBM’s Watson Customer Engagement business unit. Until April of 2016, Ms. Weber was a Strategic Advisor for innovative online shopping destination Gilt Groupe, where she formerly served as President from February 2015 to February 2016 and Chief Operating Officer from September 2013 to February 2015. She served as Managing Director, North America Internet and Mobile and Global Product at Citibank, NA, a multinational financial services corporation, from 2010 to 2013. Ms. Weber has also previously served as Executive Vice President of Barnes & Noble, Inc.’s textbooks and digital education division and has held several leadership positions at Travelocity.com. From July 2013 to March 2016, she served on the board of International Game Technology. Ms. Weber’s leadership roles across a variety of consumer industries and extensive digital operations experience enables her to provide the Company with valuable guidance.

Brian Shipman

Mr. Brian Shipman is Senior Vice President, Head of Investor Relations of the Company. He brings more than 20 years of experience in investor relations and capital markets roles. Most recently, he led investor relations programs for Broadridge Financial Solutions and Gartner, Inc. Previously, he served as a senior equity research analyst at Jefferies and UBS, where he covered the publishing, media and entertainment industries. Shipman holds the CFA designation, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Management from Albion College and an MBA from the University of Oregon.