Neal Goff, founder of consulting firm Egremont Associates, has more than a quarter century of experience in product development, direct marketing and business leadership in educational, consumer and business-to-business publishing.
After starting his publishing career as a newspaper and magazine editor, Neal spent more than a decade at Time Inc., where he held senior positions at Time Life Books and Book-of-the-Month Club (BOMC). At BOMC, he led the development and start-up of Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club, which was BOMC’s fastest growing club throughout the 1990’s.
He later became President of Simon & Schuster’s direct mail division, Prentice Hall Direct, and Chief Operating Officer of database publisher R.R. Bowker. In the last decade, Neal has been a leader in educational publishing; he served as President of Scholastic Library (formerly Grolier Reference) Publishing, and in 2005 became President of Weekly Reader Publishing, with P&L responsibility for Weekly Reader’s 12 classroom magazines. At Weekly Reader, his role grew to include managerial responsibility for the company’s Custom Publishing business, library publisher Gareth Stevens Publishing, World Almanac Education Library Services, and the Facts For Learning database business.
After leaving Weekly Reader in January of 2010, Neal founded Egremont Associates, which provides strategic advice, marketing services and product development support to publishers and educational technology companies and helps them develop strategic partnerships.
Neal is President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Educational Publishers and serves on the Board of Directors of the Urban Education Exchange. He has an MBA from Columbia University.