Paul J. Crecca – President and CFO
Paul is our president, chief financial officer, ESOP administrator and member of our board of directors. Paul oversees all functions of the business including sales & marketing, production, our overseas production operations in India, finance, accounting and HR. Paul has been the driving force behind the development of our Client Portal and our recent launch of the K-12 Publishing Services division.
Prior to joining Westchester in 2014, for 14 years Paul held positions including CEO and CFO at a private equity owned educational publishing holding company, Haights Cross Communications (HCC). While at HCC, Paul led the acquisition of 15 businesses valued at approximately $450 million, oversaw the integration of those businesses into 5 business units, and completed public and private debt financings in excess of $600 million. Prior to HCC, Paul was CFO of Dun & Bradstreet International for 6 years, responsible for operations, IT, finance and HR for businesses across Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Canada. Paul previously held positions in corporate finance with Dun & Bradstreet and started his career with Arthur Young, now Ernst & Young.