The company was founded in 1807, during the Jefferson presidency. In the early years, Wiley was best known for the works of Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, and other 19th century American literary giants. By the turn of the century, Wiley was established as a leading publisher of scientific and technical information. (A more detailed history is available.)
President and CEO
Mark Allin became Wiley’s twelfth President and CEO in June 2015. Mr. Allin joined Wiley with the acquisition of Capstone Publishing in 2000 (which he co-founded), after holding numerous senior positions at Blackwell Publishing, Simon & Schuster, and Pearson. In 2003, he became Vice President and Managing Director, Wiley Asia, before being promoted to Executive Vice President, Professional Development, in 2010 and then Chief Operating Officer in 2015. Mr. Allin’s publishing career has spanned three decades and began after studying at Anglia Ruskin University in the UK and working as a teacher in Zimbabwe.
Stock Exchange/ Ticker Symbols
New York Stock Exchange: JWa and JWb. The company went public in 1962 and was listed on the NYSE in 1995.
Wiley is a global provider of content and content-enabled workflow solutions in areas of scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly research; professional development; and education. Our core businesses produce scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising; professional books, subscription products, certification and training services and online applications; and education content and services including integrated online teaching and learning resources for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners.
Investments in enabling technologies are enhancing our ability to deliver must-have content to our customers, making it easier for them to discover Wiley's products, services, capabilities, and people. Wiley is rapidly evolving from a product-centric company that delivered primarily print products to customers to a customer-centric company that is more closely connected to customers and more able to provide them with what they want when they want it.
With about 5,300 employees worldwide, Wiley has operations in the United States, Europe (the U.K., Denmark, Germany, and Russia), Canada, Asia, Australia, Brazil, and Dubai. The company has U.S. publishing, marketing, and distribution centers in New Jersey, California, Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Iowa, and Minnesota. Wiley's worldwide headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, just across the river from Manhattan.
Wiley content travels well. Approximately 50% of the company's revenue is generated outside the United States.