Portfolio

Portfolio

Overview

Portfolio was founded in 2001 as the first dedicated business imprint within Penguin Group. It publishes distinctive hardcovers and trade paperbacks in the fields of management, leadership, marketing, business narrative, investing, personal finance, economics, technology, sales, entrepreneurship, and career advice. Three of its books have been finalists for the prestigious Financial Times / Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award, and many have been named to best of the year lists by Business Week, Strategy & Business, 800-CEO-READ, and other organizations.

Some of Portfolio’s most noteworthy bestsellers include Purple Cow, Tribes, and Linchpin by Seth Godin; The Smartest Guys in the Room by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind; The Search by John Battelle; Perfectly Legal by David Cay Johnston; The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki; Small Giants by Bo Burlingham; Pay It Down! by Jean Chatzky; Tough Choices by Carly Fiorina; The Starfish and the Spider by Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom; Wikinomics by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams; The Go Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann; The Back of the Napkin by Dan Roam; Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin; Start With Why by Simon Sinek; The Challenger Sale by Matthew Dixon and Brent Adamson; Street Fighters by Kate Kelly; Currency Wars by James Rickards; All the Devils are Here by Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera; Screw Business as Usual by Richard Branson; My Share of the Task by General Stanley McChrystal; Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton; and The Frackers by Gregory Zuckerman.

Portfolio’s success in the United States has led to the creation of additional Portfolio imprints in other countries where Penguin Group is active, including the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, and Brazil. These sister imprints enjoy a rare degree of international collaboration on the books they publish together.

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, Associate 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.

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Eric Nelson

Executive Editor

In the two years Eric Nelson has been at Portfolio and Sentinel, more than half of his books have made the bestseller lists, including New York Times bestsellers In Trump We Trust by Ann Coulter and Together is Better by Simon Sinek. His list also includes Melissa Dahl, Shane Snow, Zeynep Tufekci, Michael Wolff, Dana Loesch, and David Mamet.  Prior to arriving at Penguin, Eric Nelson was an agent with Susan Rabiner Literary, where he represented Bruce Schneier’s New York Times bestseller Data and Goliath and Nicholas Carlson’s Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo.  He also blogged about book publishing for the literary magazine Ploughshares. He also worked for ten years at John Wiley and Sons selling more books about baseball stats and the philosophies behind TV shows that anyone thought possible. He’s always happy to talk your ears off about what Nate Silver taught him while they worked together on the Baseball Prospectus annual. He began his career as an intern at Viking publicity, and is happy to be back in 375 Hudson Street after all those years.

Niki Papadopoulos

Niki Papadopoulos

Executive Editor

Niki Papadopoulos joined Portfolio, Sentinel, and Current 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, economics, and conservative politics. Her list of bestselling and critically acclaimed books includes The Index Card by Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack; The Death of Money by James Rickards; The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday; Hooked by Nir Eyal; Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton; Present Shock by Douglas Rushkoff; America in Retreat by Bret Stephens; and An American Son by Senator Marco Rubio.

Stephanie Frerich

Senior Editor

Stephanie Frerich joined Portfolio, Sentinel, Current in 2015 as a Senior Editor, returning to publishing after working at the online education startup Skillshare. Her Portfolio authors include Harvard Business School professor and consultant John Kotter’s 1+ million bestseller Our Iceberg is Melting, along with his newest book That’s Not How We Do It Here; Ivanka Trump’s forthcoming book Women Who Work; Kleiner Perkins partner John Doerr’s forthcoming book Measure What Matters Most; bestselling author and founder of the largest design firm in Silicon Valley Nancy Duarte’s Illuminate: Ignite Change with Stories, Ceremonies, and Symbols; and ZICO founder Mark Rampolla’s High-Hanging Fruit; and. At Skillshare, she helped the startup expand out of design, launching new verticals in entrepreneurship (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).

Natalie Horbachevsky

Editor

Natalie Horbachevsky joined Portfolio, Sentinel, and Current in 2011 and is now an editor with the imprints. She primarily edits business books on a wide variety of topics, including marketing, sales, entrepreneurship, management, leadership, workplace culture, career, productivity, and technology. Her notable books include New York Times bestsellers Earn the Right to Win by New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin and The Wisdom of Oz by Roger Connors and Tom Smith; 800-CEO-READ Management Book of the Year Joy, Inc. by Richard Sheridan; I Know How She Does It by Laura Vanderkam, Superbosses by Sydney FinkelsteinHug Your Haters by Jay Baer, Pivot by Jenny Blake, and Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grand Cardone.

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Bria Sandford

Editor

Bria Sandford joined Portfolio, Sentinel, and Current in 2012. She primarily edits conservative political books but also enjoys working on leadership narratives and prescriptive career guides. Her notable books include New York Times bestsellers Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger, A More Perfect Union by Ben Carson, and Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal, as well Jack Kemp by Morton Kondracke and Fred Barnes, and Our Lost Constitution by Senator Mike Lee.

 

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Jesse Maeshiro

Associate Editor

Jesse Maeshiro joined Portfolio, Sentinel, Current in 2013. She enjoys working on business and science titles in the areas of narrative nonfiction, investigative journalism, career development, entrepreneurship, leadership, workplace culture, productivity, creativity, and technology.  Her current list includes notable books such as: Blockchain Revolution by Don and Alex Tapscott, O Great One! by David Novak, The Go-Giver Leader by Bob Burg and John David Mann, and Indentured by Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss.

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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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