Ellie Hirschhorn

Ellie Hirschhorn joined Simon & Schuster as Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer in February 2008. Ms. Hirschhorn is responsible for the full scope of the company’s activities in the digital realm, including consumer-focused digital marketing leveraging cross title platforms, the company websites including SimonandSchuster.com, SimonandSchuster.net and SimonandSchuster.biz and corresponding international sites as well, electronic publishing including new products such as enhanced ebooks and apps, all mobile initiatives and strategy & business development.

Before coming to Simon & Schuster, Ms. Hirschhorn was at College Sports Television Networks (CBS College Sports) where she was Executive Vice President, Digital Media. Ms. Hirschhorn has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MediaNet, a leading internet music wholesaler, and has held numerous high-level positions in both business development and strategy, for both traditional and digital media, at Viacom, MTV Networks, and Showtime Networks, including as General Manager of MTV.com. Prior to joining the media world, Ms. Hirschhorn worked in the world of finance and investment banking at First Boston, Citibank, and Weiss, Peck and Greer.

Ms. Hirschhorn holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a Henry R. Luce Scholar.

Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

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