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
Stephen M. Smith, Wiley's eleventh President and CEO, was appointed in May 2011. Steve joined the company in September 1992 as Vice President, Wiley Asia. In October 1995, he was named Vice President, International Development. Steve became Senior Vice President, International Development, in June 1996, with responsibility for Wiley Australia. In May 2000, Wiley's Professional/Trade (now known as Professional Development) business in Europe was added to his responsibilities. While continuing his role in Asia and Australia, Steve was named Chief Operating Officer of Wiley's U.K. business in May 2006 and Senior Vice President, Wiley Europe, in May 2007. He was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2009. Before joining Wiley, Steve held positions at Prentice Hall and Simon & Schuster in the Middle East, Asia, and the U.K. He is a graduate of Oxford Brookes University in the U.K.
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.