BOSTON – Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt today announced the appointment of Martin Davy to the newly-created role of Chief Platform Architect and Executive Vice President of Engineering. Reporting directly to HMH CEO Linda Zecher, Davy will be responsible for all platform development, and will provide engineering leadership throughout the organization.
With millions of users across HMH’s digital platforms, Davy and team will partner with the Company’s product development studios and Technology Group to deliver world class education content and applications to today’s students, families, educators and lifelong learners.
“The creation of this critical role is a clear demonstration of HMH’s continued focus on our next generation technology platforms,” said Linda Zecher. “Martin’s deep experience in platform design and development will ensure that we support our customers with the simple and powerful foundation necessary to deliver our industry-leading digital products.”
With a proven track record in building, scaling and leading high-caliber agile development teams, from start-ups to enterprise scale worldwide, Davy brings more than 20 years of experience in the design, development and delivery of class-leading distributed applications. This expertise will enable HMH to further leverage technology to connect with customers around the world.
“I am excited and inspired by the opportunity to apply my engineering and platform development experience to HMH’s deeply meaningful mission,” said Davy. “I look forward to contributing to HMH’s leadership role in the technology space, and building on the strong infrastructure currently in place.”
Prior to joining HMH, Davy was Vice President of Worldwide Product Engineering for the software company Pegasystems, where he led the engineering and development operations aspects of the Pega platform, partnering with the head of Product and the head of Cloud Operations. Previously Davy held a variety of technology leadership roles, including Senior Vice President for Fidelity Investments’ Asset Management division, where he was responsible for all software engineering activities within the Trading and Common Engineering divisions across five locations in the US, India and Ireland.
Davy holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Kent in Canterbury, England.
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 www.hmhco.com.
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