Together We

Create campus stores that are focal points for college life and learning, delivering a strong and consistent revenue stream to our partner schools.

We do this by delivering essential educational content and tools within a dynamic retail environment. We improve academic outcomes, provide value and support to students and create loyalty and retention, while supporting the financial goals of the schools we serve.

1965

Len Riggio opens the Student Book Exchange in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.

1968

Len Riggio opens the first on-campus management contract at Queensborough Community College.

1971

Len Riggio acquires Barnes & Noble; within a few years expanded the company’s reach with more than 40 campus stores in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

2015

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. became an independent public company and the parent of Barnes & Noble College, trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol, "BNED".

Today

We serve over 6 million+ students and faculty members and operate 773 campus stores nationwide.

Thought Leadership is in Our DNA

Michael P. Huseby,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BNED

Michael P. Huseby serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. Previously, he served as Executive Chairman of Barnes & Noble Education. Prior to joining the Company, he was a member of the board of directors of Barnes & Noble, Inc. from January 2014 and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble until August 2, 2015. Mr. Huseby was appointed Chief Executive Officer of NOOK Media LLC and President of Barnes & Noble in July 2013, and Chief Financial Officer of Barnes & Noble in March 2012. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Huseby served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation, a leading telecommunications and media company, which was acquired by the Altice Group in June 2016. He served on the Cablevision Systems Corporation board of directors in 2000 and 2001. Prior to joining Cablevision, Mr. Huseby served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Charter Communications, Inc., a large cable operator in the United States. Mr. Huseby served on the board of directors of Charter Communications from May 2013 through May 2016. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Huseby served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration, of AT&T Broadband, a provider of cable television services. In addition, Mr. Huseby spent over 20 years at Arthur Andersen, LLP and Andersen Worldwide, S.C., where he held the position of Global Equity Partner.

Thomas D. Donohue,
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, BNED

Thomas D. Donohue serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. In this role he is responsible for overseeing accounting, tax and enterprise risk management, and internal audit. Mr. Donohue also serves as the Company’s treasurer and head of investor relations. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Investor Relations for the Company since 2015.  Prior to joining Barnes & Noble Education, Mr. Donohue served as Treasurer of Barnes & Noble, Inc. since June 2012. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble, he spent 12 years at the Interpublic Group of Companies, a global provider of advertising and marketing services, where he served as Vice President, Assistant Treasurer, International. He graduated from Loyola University in Maryland and received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Stephen Culver,
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), BNED

Stephen Culver is senior vice president and chief information officer of Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. and is responsible for overseeing the company’s IT operations and strategic development. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble College in 2005, Stephen held leadership positions in both the private and public sectors. He owned and presided over an IT consulting company, which specialized in the retail and wholesale industries. As CIO of Giorgio Armani Corporation, he lead the IT operations during the development and expansion of their North American operations.

JoAnn Magill,
Senior Vice President of Human Resources, BNED

JoAnn Magill serves as Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. Since joining the Company in 2003, Ms. Magill has played an integral role in the development and implementation of policies, practices and programs for thousands of full and part time employees at the Company’s corporate office and its campus bookstores nationwide. In her role as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Ms. Magill oversees employee relations, recruitment, benefits, payroll and compensation. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble Education, she served as the Vice President of Human Resources at AT&T Broadband Media Services for five years. Ms. Magill also had an extensive 25 year career with Pathmark Supermarkets, where she held a variety of field and corporate leadership roles.

Lisa Malat,
President

Lisa Malat serves as President, Barnes & Noble College and a member of the BNED senior leadership team. In this role, Ms. Malat has overall responsibility for the growth and profitability of Barnes & Noble College, providing strategic direction and operational leadership across the business, which manages physical campus bookstores and e-commerce sites nationwide. Ms. Malat also leads strategy and execution for merchandising, marketing and business development, serving the higher education and K-12 markets. Prior to assuming her role as President, Ms. Malat served as Chief Operating Officer for Barnes & Noble College since 2018. Ms. Malat joined the company in 1996, and has held various senior executive positions including Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble College, she held several senior level roles within the Macy’s Inc. organization. Ms. Malat received her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Jonathan Shar,
Executive Vice President, Retail and Client Solutions, BNED

Jonathan Shar serves as Executive Vice President, Retail and Client Solutions. In this role, Mr. Shar has overall responsibility for the growth and profitability of the Company’s Retail segment, including the development and implementation of client-focused solutions that deliver innovation and increased value to the higher education marketplace. Previously, Mr. Shar served as Senior Vice President, Revenue and Product Development for the Company. Prior to joining BNED in 2018, Mr. Shar was Chief Marketing Officer at Akademos, Inc., a disruptive and growing e-commerce and digital marketing company that provides online bookstore services. He previously was the General Manager of NOOK Digital Content at Barnes & Noble, Inc. where he oversaw business development, product development and marketing for the Global NOOK Newsstand, NOOK Video and NOOK Apps digital businesses. Prior to his nearly five years with NOOK, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager at CNNMoney, responsible for the CNNMoney website and mobile franchise. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Consumer Marketing at Sports Illustrated Group and Director of Consumer Marketing for FORTUNE Magazine Group. Mr. Shar received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and has an MBA from the University of Michigan.