Brian A. Napack
ZERO TO THREE Board Secretary/Treasurer
Senior Advisor at Providence Equity, a private equity firm specializing in media, education and communications,
Board Member, Secretary/Treasurer, ZERO TO THREE;
Board of Directors, Blackboard Inc., a global educational software company;
Board of Directors, Education Management Corporation, a leading provider of post-secondary education.
Contributions to the Field
Mr. Napack has a broad background as an executive and entrepreneur in both media and education. He served as President of Macmillan in the US from 2006 through 2011, overseeing businesses in consumer book publishing, education, magazines, and digital media. During his tenure, he led Macmillan’s successful transition from print to digital and from traditional to new business models.
Prior to Macmillan, Mr. Napack was a partner at L.E.K. Consulting where he was a leader of its media practice and its publishing practice. Mr. Napack was the founder and CEO of ThinkBox, a digital education company. At The Walt Disney Company, he was a co-founder of Disney Interactive and founded Disney Educational Publishing. Earlier, he held senior roles at Simon & Schuster, the diversified publishing company.