Our Team

Nancy L. Maron
Founder

Nancy has over 20 years of experience working at the nexus of publishing, higher education and technology. Her work with the not-for-profit organization Ithaka S+R helped to advance the need for digital initiatives to adopt business practice in order to become sustainable.  Today, Nancy works with publishers, librarians and other innovative project leaders to define, test and refine assumptions about new and existing programs and products.

While at Ithaka S+R, Nancy’s team developed provocative and insightful studies on funding models and sustainability strategies for digital initiatives, including dozens of case studies in sustainability, spanning US, Canada, UK and beyond. Her consulting clients have included academic libraries, publishers, library leaders of digital initiatives and digital preservation services.  Looking for a way to more widely share these important analytical tools, Nancy and her colleagues developed the acclaimed course Sustaining Digital Resources, an immersive experience that offers business strategy training to leaders of digital initiatives.

Nancy serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the Yonkers Public Library, a three-branch system serving a city of 200,000. She holds a BA cum laude from Yale University and an MA in French Studies from NYU where she was a McCracken Fellow.
 

Jennifer Solomon
Senior Associate

Jennifer Solomon is a financial expert, entrepreneur, and former Wall Street analyst who has deep experience using her private sector skills to support the work of not-for-profits. Most recently, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Greyston in Yonkers, a $17 million, nationally-recognized social enterprise and non-profit organization providing employment, skills and resources to low-income individuals to lift them out of poverty. For her work at Greyston, she was recognized in October 2014 as “CFO of the Year” for midsize companies by Westchester Business Journal. Prior to joining Greyston, Ms. Solomon opened and still owns Snip-its Haircuts for Kids, Westchester’s leading children’s hair salon. Ms. Solomon serves on the board of two non-profit organizations, Westchester Philharmonic and Careers Through Culinary Arts Programs (C-CAP), a national organization dedicated to providing restaurant and hospitality careers to underserved youth.

Ms. Solomon received an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Carolyn Schwartz
Senior Associate

Carolyn Schwartz brings more than two decades of experience as a marketing, branding, and development professional to the team. Her career has spanned both book publishing and the nonprofit sector. As Vice President, Director of Advertising and Promotion for the Random House Publishing Group, she developed and implemented plans for fourteen imprints, and spearheaded brand marketing strategies for numerous bestselling authors, including Dean Koontz, Lee Child, George R.R. Martin, Danielle Steel, and Dr. Christiane Northrup.

Recently she led marketing and development for World Book Night US, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to promoting reading by engaging 25,000 volunteers to distribute 500,000 free, specially-selected, specially-printed books to teens and adults nationwide. She worked closely with the Board of Trustees, made of industry leaders including those from publishing houses, the American Bookseller Association, and the American Library Association.

Carolyn currently consults for the Bronx Children’s Museum and gives back by assisting numerous nonprofits through her work with the Taproot Foundation. She is a Trustee and Past President of the Dobbs Ferry Public Library. She received her BA from The Johns Hopkins University.