Portfolio

Portfolio

Overview
Portfolio was founded by Adrian Zackheim in September 2001, as a dedicated business imprint within the Penguin Publishing Group. For nearly 15 years it has published distinctive books in fields such as management, leadership, marketing, narrative journalism, memoir, investing, personal finance, economics, technology, sales, entrepreneurship, career advice, and personal effectiveness. Portfolio’s success in the United States has led to the creation of additional Portfolio imprints in countries such as the United Kingdom, India, and Brazil.
Some of Portfolio’s classic bestsellers include:

Meet Portfolio

Adrian Zackheim

Adrian Zackheim

Founder, President, and Publisher

Adrian Zackheim joined Penguin Group in September 2001 as Publisher of Portfolio. He then took on the additional challenges of starting Sentinel in April 2003 and Current in March 2010. Previously, he was the Associate Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of HarperInformation, a division of HarperCollins that included HarperBusiness. His editorial career has also included positions at William Morrow, Doubleday, and St. Martin’s Press, and his first job was as Phyllis Grann’s editorial assistant at Putnam.

Among the many bestselling books he edited and published before joining Penguin Group were Good to Great by Jim Collins; Die Broke by Stephen Pollan and Mark Levine; The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams; The HP Way by David Packard; and Swim with the Sharks without being Eaten Alive by Harvey Mackay. He also has a long track record of publishing books by important conservative leaders, including Margaret Thatcher, Newt Gingrich, and Bob Dole.

Will Weisser

Will Weisser

Vice President, Deputy Publisher, and Marketing Director

Will Weisser joined Portfolio as Marketing Director in 2002, before the imprint’s first book was published. In his current role as VP, Associate Publisher, and Marketing Director for Portfolio, Sentinel, and Current, he is deeply involved in all aspects of the publication process, from acquisition to packaging to budgeting. He also oversees the combined marketing and publicity department that serves all three imprints. He began his career as an intern at Simon & Schuster, and went on to various publicity and marketing positions at Pocket Books, Grove/Atlantic, Times Books, and Crown Business. Among the many prominent authors he worked with before joining Penguin Group were Larry Bossidy, Michael Hammer, Marlin Fitzwater, Juan Enriquez, and P.J. O’Rourke.

Niki Papadopoulos

Niki Papadopoulos

Executive Editor

Niki Papadopoulos joined Portfolio in 2011 as a Senior Editor. She edits a wide range of idea-driven nonfiction, narrative, biography, memoir, investigative journalism, and prescriptive books for readers of business, science, and economics. She has edited a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed authors including Seth Godin, Ryan Holiday, James Rickards, Nick Bilton, Helaine Olen, Nir Eyal, Olivia Fox Cabane, and Douglas Rushkoff. You can find her tweeting about books, dogs, and what happens to authors who miss their deadlines at @niki_pop.

Stephanie Frerich

Senior Editor

Stephanie Frerich joined Portfolio in 2015 as a Senior Editor, specializing in voice- and idea-driven nonfiction with a focus on business, technology, culture, memoir, current affairs, narrative journalism, and books geared toward women’s interests. Recent and upcoming titles include Ivanka Trump’s Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success, Fortune reporter Adam Lashinsky’s Wild Ride: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination, venture capitalist John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins and startup founder Kris Duggan’s Measure What Matters, Tough Mudder founder Will Dean’s It Takes a Tribe, and ZICO Coconut Water founder Mark Rampolla’s High-Hanging Fruit: Build Something Great by Going Where No One Else Will. Previously she was at the online education startup Skillshare, where she launched new classes in entrepreneurship (with Guy Kawasaki and Simon Sinek), culinary (butcher Pat LaFrieda and Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver), writing (New Yorker’s Susan Orlean and MacArthur Fellow Yiyun Li), and photography (National Geographic’s Ami Vitale and Patagonia’s Jeff Johnson).

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Bria Sandford

Senior Editor

Bria Sandford joined Portfolio in 2012. She enjoys editing leadership narratives, economic policy and history, and prescriptive career guides. Her notable books include New York Times bestsellers Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal and The Upside of Inequality by Edward Conard.

 

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July 22, 2015

Edward Tse and his book, China’s Disruptors, published by Portfolio  on July 14, had a great week of media, with coverage by CNBC: Closing Bell, Bloomberg Radio, and WNYC Radio. China’s Disruptors begins in September, 2014 when Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba raised $25 billion in the world’s biggest-ever initial public offering.  Since then, millions of investors and managers worldwide have […]

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June 5, 2015

The media drum beat continues for Portfolio’s Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal (U.S. Army, Retired) with Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and Chris Fussell.General McChrystal appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to discuss his new bookon Monday (6/1). Watch the segment here.

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June 19, 2014

On Tuesday (6/17), Portfolio author David Zweig spoke with host Tom Ashbrook on NPR’s On Point about his new book Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion, and generated a lot of positive feedback from callers who identified themselves as “Invisibles.”  Afterwards, Zweig joked around with the crew of MSNBC’s The Cycle to talk about […]

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