Mr. Charles Siegel has been Non-Executive Chairman and Advisor of ALM Media, Inc. since May 2010. He has extensive experience in media, education and publishing and in all aspects of production, manufacturing and distribution operations as well as with acquisitions, divestitures, strategic alliances and restructurings. Mr. Siegel served as the President of Academic & Professional Group at Cengage Learning, Inc. of Cengage Learning Holdings II L.P. since July 2007. He served as Senior Vice President of Operations Services for Thomson Learning (TL). In this role he led efforts to provide an infrastructure enabling TL to leverage its strengths by making TL more productive internally. Ultimately, this effort ensured that customers had an effective and successful experience doing business with TL. Mr. Siegel has extensive experience in media and publishing and in all aspects of production, manufacturing and distribution operations as well as with acquisitions, divestitures, strategic alliances and restructurings.
Prior to Thomson Learning, Mr. Siegel was at Primedia, Inc., where he held several executive positions including Chief Operating Officer of the consumer magazine group, Chief Executive Officer of Newbridge Communications and Executive Vice President of operations for the education group. Mr. Siegel started his career at Prentice Hall and worked at Simon & Schuster and Macmillan Publishing. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Brady Communications, President of the Simon & Schuster technical reference group and President of the Maxwell Macmillan international group. He has been Non-Executive Chairman of ALM Media Holdings, Inc. since 2010. He has been a Director of ALM Media, Inc. since May 19, 2010. Mr. Siegel serves as a Member of the board of managers of CourseSmart LLC and as a Member of the Association of American Publishers Higher Education Executive Committee beginning in 2008.
Mr. Siegel holds a bachelor’s degree from Pace University and studied at the Baruch School of CUNY.