HMH Global Innovators Recognized in 2023 EdTech Leadership Awards

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BOSTON – Learning technology company HMH today announced that two of its executive leaders have been named finalists in this year’s EdTech Awards. Presented by EdTech Digest, the EdTech Awards recognize people for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.

Jack Lynch, President and CEO of HMH, was recognized as a finalist in the “CEO” category of the leadership awards. With more than 25 years of experience in the edtech space, Lynch has led HMH’s transformation to a digital-first, connected learning company that engages learners, empowers educators and improves student outcomes. In less than six years, he has executed on key changes that have set HMH up for success as a K-12 technology company, from the divestiture of its books and media division in 2021, to HMH’s sale to Veritas Capital in 2022, which puts the organization in an even stronger position to increase the impact on millions of students and teachers. Supporting this goal and with a continued focus on HMH’s digital first, connected strategy, most recently HMH announced plans to acquire not-for-profit, research and educational services organization NWEA, bringing the potential to transform the K-12 education experience for teachers and students.

Matthew Mugo Fields, General Manager of Supplemental and Intervention Solutions at HMH and President of Heinemann, was named a finalist in the “Global Leader” category. Fields has over 20 years of experience in the education field, from building start-ups grounded in advanced technology and adaptive learning to leading transformations at established organizations. As General Manager of Supplemental and Intervention Solutions at HMH for the past six years and now President of professional learning division Heinemann, he has focused on creating purposeful technology solutions that empower teachers and engage students. Under his leadership, HMH acquired groundbreaking solutions including AI-driven literacy solution Amira and gamification solution Waggle, driving company growth and bringing innovative technology to classrooms worldwide.

Celebrating its 13th year, the EdTech Awards is the world's largest recognition program for education technology, recognizing the biggest names in edtech. Featuring edtech’s best and brightest, the annual program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders and innovative trendsetters across the K-12, Higher Education, and Skills and Workforce sectors. HMH digital solution Amira was also named an “Artificial Intelligence Tool” finalist in this year’s Cool Tool Awards. The complete list of finalists is available at

About HMH

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a learning technology company committed to delivering connected solutions that engage learners, empower educators and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K–12 core curriculum, supplemental and intervention solutions, and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students’ potential and extend teachers’ capabilities. HMH serves more than 50 million students and 4 million educators in 150 countries. For more information, visit

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