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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Appoints Brian Shipman Senior Vice President, Head of Investor Relations

BOSTON – Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ: HMHC) (HMH) today announced that Brian Shipman has joined the company as Senior Vice President and head of Investor Relations. Shipman will be responsible for leading communications with the financial and investor community regarding the Company’s financial performance, key business metrics and growth strategy.
Shipman 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.

“Brian’s deep experience makes him well-suited to join the HMH team as we work to broaden the information we provide to investors about our business and its leading role within the K-12 education market,” said Joe Abbott, Chief Financial Officer of HMH.  "I'm looking forward to working with Brian as HMH continues to execute its strategy for generating sustainable free cash flow and long term growth.”

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.


About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ: HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom. HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit

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Media Contact:
Bianca Olson
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
(617) 351-3841

Investor Contact:
Brian Shipman
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
(212) 592-1177