President and Chief Executive Officer
Steve Brown has made his mark in Canada and internationally by leading several organizations through digital transformation. His career spans diverse industries and technologies, from multimedia entertainment to logistics services to automotive and now to learning solutions.
Since joining NELSON in September 2016, Steve has transformed this 104-year-old company by reimagining the role and purpose of a publisher in 2017 and beyond. Introducing a matrix-driven view to the management culture, and a unified K–20 student-centric business division is at the core of this shift to a cohesive, customer-focused structure. He has reframed the organization’s digital competency by instituting a technology department, based in Silicon Beach, California, comprised of some the world’s best and brightest talent. Additionally, over the past 12 months, the company has engaged in various M&A activities, including the acquisition of one of its largest competitors, as well as signing numerous agency and partnership deals to ensure NELSON offers a world-class portfolio of learning solutions for all its markets.
Steve’s passion and commitment to transforming education and the student learning experience continues to fuel the innovation pipeline at NELSON.