Paul J. Crecca – President and CEO
Paul is our president, chief executive 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 the recent launches of the Education Services division and the opening of Westchester Publishing Services UK.
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.