Jon Yaged

President & Publisher, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Jon Yaged is the President & Publisher, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group which includes Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, Feiwel and Friends, First Second Books, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Priddy Books, Roaring Brook Press, and Square Fish.

Prior to Macmillan, Jon was the Chief Operating Officer of social media marketing company House Party, Inc. where he was responsible for business planning and operations, finance, event delivery, IT, and Human Resources.

Jon joined House Party from The Walt Disney Company, where he held a series of increasingly responsible positions in Disney’s consumer products and publishing businesses. Jon was the Vice President, U.S. Publisher of Disney Book Group and was responsible for all aspects of Disney’s vertically integrated publishing operations in North America and product development for Disney’s global book licensing business. Under his leadership, DBG reached record revenue and operating income while continuing its history of publishing critically acclaimed, best-selling books for children and young adults. During his tenure at Disney, Jon also served as Vice President, Business Affairs & Development for Disney Consumer Products and Disney Publishing Worldwide as well as Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs for Miramax Books.

Prior to joining Disney, Jon practiced entertainment and technology law for the law firms of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard and Robinson Silverman Pearce Aronsohn & Berman in New York. He has a JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from The George Washington University. Jon began his career as business manager for the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

Jon lives with his family in New York City.