About Us

For the Love of The Ocean

John Sargent

New York, NY

John Sargent is CEO of Macmillan, the global trade and higher education divisions of the Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck based in Stuttgart, Germany. He started at Holtzbrinck as CEO of St. Martin’s Press. Prior to that time, he was CEO of Dorling Kindersley Inc. and president of the Children’s Book Division of Simon & Schuster.

Sargent serves on the executive board of the Association of American Publishers. He has served on the executive committee of Graham Windham, a New York foster care agency for over 25 years, including four years as chair. He has two grown children and currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife Connie.

Professional Skills

  • Publishing
  • Philanthropy

Professional Accomplishments

  • BA, Stanford University
  • MBA, Columbia University

Specific Area of Interest

  • Plastics
  • The Arctic 

Personal Connection to the Ocean

  • Surfing, and lots of it.