John Wiley and Sons: Mark Allin (President and CEO)
|Why this is a big quit:
The global publishing company that specializes in academic planning is waving goodbye to President and CEO, Mark Allin, as he is stepping down for family reasons. Allin, joined the company with acquisition of Capstone Publishing (which he founded) in 2000. The wily 16 year vet moved up the ranks, starting as Managing Director of Wiley Asia. During his tenure, Allin led significant changes to improve operations and drive future growth.
Why this is not as big as the top 10:
While this closes the chapter on Allin’s turn at the helm, John Wiley and Sons is well situated to begin the next chapter without him. Chairman of the board, Matthew Kissner, has been named interim CEO. Kissner has been a Wiley Director since 2003 and Chairman since 2015. Given Allin’s short stint at the top of John Wiley and Sons, it was difficult to publish him in the Biggest Quits Top 10.