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Sarah McConville

Co-President, Harvard Business Publishing


    Sarah McConville is Co-President of Harvard Business Publishing (HBP), an affiliate of Harvard Business School. HBP bridges academia, enterprise learning, and media including thought leadership published by Harvard Business Review. HBP’s annual revenues exceed $300 million and its offerings reach nearly 13 million faculty, students, and professionals globally.

    As Co-President, Sarah partners with Ellen Desmarais to lead vision, strategy, and financial performance of HBP and its 600 employees worldwide. Along with enterprise leadership, Sarah is responsible for the Harvard Business Review Group and HBP Corporate Learning lines of business, as well as HBR Enterprise sales & solutions, and strategic partnerships. She also serves as Chief Marketing Officer, driving cohesive positioning, brand, and channel expansion strategies across HBP’s market groups.

    Prior to being named co-President in 2023, Sarah was Executive Vice President, Group Publisher of Harvard Business Review Group, where she led the commercial aspects of the consumer media business including all revenue lines, strategic partnerships, digital strategy, analytics, and marketing as well as global advertising sales. As Group Publisher, she established a subscriber-focused product and analytics strategy that has driven record subscription and circulation growth for HBR.

    Earlier in her career at Publishing, Sarah was Publisher of HBR Press and led HBP’s communications practice.

    Prior to joining HBP, Sarah held marketing and communications roles at MIT Press and Houghton Mifflin.

    She earned a B.A. from Smith College and is a graduate of the General Management Program (GMP20) at Harvard Business School.