Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED), a leading provider of educational products and services solutions for higher education and K-12, today announced that Gary L. June has been appointed to the newly-created role of Vice President, Head of Institutional Services, Digital Student Solutions (DSS) effective immediately. Mr. June will report directly to Kanuj Malhotra, President of DSS.
In his new role at BNED, Mr. June will drive the growth of the student services in the bartleby® ecosystem through institutional sales and strategic business development with current and prospective clients as well as other strategic partners. Mr. June will work on the DSS team to scale the Company’s digital study product, bartleby, through institutional sales and further promote the integration of bartleby into institutional bundles that include current BNED offerings such as FirstDay™ and FirstDay Complete.
“We are thrilled to have Gary join the BNED team,” said Kanuj Malhotra, President of DSS, BNED. “As BNED continues its digital pivot, scaling bartleby as quickly and efficiently as possible remains a top priority. Gary’s expertise and leadership will enable us to unlock additional channels for growth, seamlessly integrating our direct-to-consumer offering with our institutional business through cost-effective bundles that drive improved student outcomes for colleges and universities.”
With nearly thirty years of experience in the education and education technology industries, Mr. June is an accomplished executive whose career has been highly focused on driving revenue and brand awareness. Prior to joining BNED, Mr. June served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Jones and Bartlett Learning, a provider of instructional, assessment and learning-performance management solutions for the secondary, post-secondary and professional markets. Mr. June has also served as Chief Marketing Officer of Pearson Education and Chief Marketing Officer of Pearson Higher Education.
“I look forward to working alongside the talented teams at BNED to forge new partnerships and service offerings that will help scale bartleby at an accelerated pace and provide added value to current BNED institutional offerings,” said Gary June. “Having spent many years navigating the changing education landscape, I feel uniquely qualified to help BNED drive growth through its continued digital transformation. This is an exciting time for the company and for education at large, and I am energized by the opportunities ahead.”
ABOUT BARNES & NOBLE EDUCATION, INC.
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED) is a leading provider of higher education and K-12 educational products and solutions. Through its Retail segment, Barnes & Noble Education operates 1,491 physical and virtual bookstores across the U.S., serving more than 6 million students and faculty. Through its Digital Student Solutions segment, the Company offers direct-to-student products and services that help students study more effectively and improve academic performance, enabling them to gain the valuable skills necessary to succeed after college. Through its Wholesale segment, the Company operates one of the largest textbook wholesale distribution channels in the United States. For more information please visit www.bned.com.
BNED companies include: Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, MBS Textbook Exchange, LLC, BNED LoudCloud, LLC, Student Brands, LLC, and PaperRater, LLC. General information on Barnes & Noble Education may be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website: www.bned.com.