Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Expands Reach of Enterprise Solutions Group with Addition of Seasoned Industry Leader Russell Carlson

BOSTON — Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the appointment of Russ Carlson as Executive Vice President of its Enterprise Solutions Group. Mr. Carlson will develop, drive and execute a cohesive, end−to−end strategy for K−12 learning solutions across the country. HMH′s Enterprise Solutions Group is tasked with leveraging the company′s leadership position in platform and data management, assessments, content, technology and services to deliver complete, outcomes−oriented solutions. It ensures that the award−winning array of HMH products and services are appropriately matched to all school districts based on student, teacher, and administrator needs, in order to provide the best possible solutions. “HMH′s Enterprise Solutions Group has been a highly sought after partner for schools districts looking to implement proven end−to−end solutions,” said Mike Lavelle, President, HMH Education Group. “Russ brings a wealth of experience that further enables us to meet the growing needs of the market and the challenges it faces.” A 30−year veteran of the technology industry, Mr. Carlson most recently served as CEO of Overture Technologies Inc., a company providing financial services technology to both the mortgage and student loan markets. Mr. Carlson also served as the President of Blackboard, Inc. where he was responsible for the domestic eLearning business and its 1,500 clients. About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global education and learning company that is leading the way with innovative solutions and approaches to the challenges facing education today. The world’s largest provider of educational products and solutions for pre-K–12 learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt develops and delivers interactive, results-driven learning solutions that advance teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Through curricula excellence and technology innovation, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt collaborates with school districts, administrators, teachers, parents and students. Today, HMH education products and services are used by 57 million students throughout all 50 U.S. states and 120 countries. With origins dating back to 1832, the Company also publishes an extensive line of reference works and award-winning literature for adults and young readers. For more information, visit www.hmhpub.com.