Andrew Weber, global chief operating officer at Macmillan, will leave the publishing house at the end of May for a job at a new,, as of now, unidentified company . He took on the role in 2013 after a stint as v-p of operations at Bonobos; prior to moving to Bonobos he had been with Random House for 16 years. A successor has not yet been announced.
Weber, along with CEO Don Weisberg and others, serves as one of the 13 members of Macmillan's trade management committee, formed in 2020 to "address key issues" at the company. His leaving marks the second major loss to the company's top brass in six months, following former CEO John Sargent's departure on January 1. In January, Jon Yaged was promoted to president of all of Macmillan Publishers' U.S. trade group.
“Andrew’s accomplishments during his tenure are many,” Macmillan Publishers CEO Don Weisberg said in a statement. “Most notable and recent were his leadership of the multi-year project to find and move us into our new home at 120 Broadway, and his tireless and integral contributions to the company’s response to Covid-19, which made our record year in 2020 possible.”
Stefan von Holtzbrinck, CEO of Macmillan's parent company, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, added: “Andrew has been a loyal partner to Macmillan and Holtzbrinck, with great collegiality, human warmth and an eye for talent, all of which will ensure his legacy at Macmillan Publishers as well as at Macmillan Learning,”