Jonathan Newcomb ’69
Coady Diemar Partners
Jonathan Newcomb serves as a managing director to Coady Diemar Partners, a New York investment firm. From early 2006, he served as president and chief executive officer of Cambium Learning, a Boston-based education services firm. In May 2007, Cambium Learning was sold to the New York private equity firm Veronis Suhler.
From 1994 to 2002, Mr. Newcomb held the position of chairman and chief executive officer of Simon & Schuster. He also served as a member of Viacom’s executive committee. From 1991 to 1994, he held the office of president and chief operating officer of Simon & Schuster, and he was president of its professional publishing group before that. Prior to joining Simon & Schuster, Mr. Newcomb was president of the McGraw-Hill financial information group (Standard & Poor’s and Data Resources).
Mr. Newcomb is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia Business School. He was a first lieutenant in the US Army and is a decorated Vietnam veteran. He serves on the boards of Journal Communications (NYSE), the BNA Corporation, and United Business Media (LSE).
Mr. Newcomb has two grown sons and lives with his wife in Manhattan.