Portfolio Team

Penguin: Because Reading Matters

Veronica Velasco, Editorial Assistant

Veronica Velasco joined Portfolio in September 2021. She is repeatedly drawn towards nonfiction that aims to help us better connect with each other, professionally and personally, through idea-driven books and compelling narratives. With a particular interest in journalism, politics, psychology, sociology, feminism, and self-help, she is eager to seek out books with stories that aim…

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Kimberly Meilun, Assistant Editor

Kimberly Meilun joined Portfolio in 2019 after working in anti-financial crime consulting and criminal defense. She’s interested in acquiring books by leaders who are reforming systems and institutions, prescriptive business and personal development books by female authors with strong voices and points of view, prescriptive and inspirational books by and for ambitious creatives, and idea-driven…

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Megan McCormack, Editorial Assistant

Megan McCormack joined Portfolio in January 2021. She is interested in narrative and idea-driven nonfiction that teaches us about the human mind or human behavior in unexpected ways. Always curious and eager for new knowledge, she is drawn to learning from the experts on surprising subcultures, business scandals and corporate underbellies, and the intersection of…

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Nina Rodriguez-Marty, Associate Editor

Nina Rodríguez-Marty joined Portfolio in 2019. She is interested in practical and idea-driven nonfiction that speaks to readers at the crossroads of work and life, in categories such as self-help, business, pop psychology, behavioral science, and entrepreneurship. There’s also room on her list for brilliant thinkers who can turn mainstream convention on its head. Her…

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Helen Healey, Editor

Helen Healey joined Portfolio in 2017. She aims to identify leaders, thinkers, and agitators who challenge the status quo and improve the lives of ordinary Americans. She’s interested in a sweeping range of nonfiction, from personal finance and mental toughness to investigative journalism and racial and economic justice. She has edited two New York Times…

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Merry Sun, Editor

Merry Sun joined Portfolio in 2015. She publishes brilliant thinkers who are on a mission to share their ideas with smart, hungry readers. Topics in economics, social psychology, finance, technology, and the food business by academics and journalists interest her most. She also acquires practical non-fiction by smart and singular voices with a bold message.…

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Noah Schwartzberg, Senior Editor

Noah joined Portfolio in 2019. He brings more than ten years of experience as an acquisition editor for McGraw-Hill, Cambridge University Press, and Fairchild Books. His areas of focus include business, economics, finance and investing, and politics. His authors run the gamut from generals to journalists, economists to entrepreneurs. He’s especially interested in stories that shine…

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Trish Daly, Senior Editor

Trish Daly joined Portfolio in 2019 as a Senior Editor. Previously she held positions at the Little, Brown imprint of Hachette Book Group, working with the world’s bestselling author James Patterson; and the William Morrow imprint of HarperCollins where she acquired Margot Lee Shetterly’s #1 bestseller HIDDEN FIGURES, later adapted for an Oscar-nominated film. Forthcoming…

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Bria Sandford, Executive Editor

Bria Sandford joined Portfolio in 2012. She enjoys editing leadership narratives, economic policy, geopolitics, history, and prescriptive career guides. Her bestselling authors include retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal, political scientist Ian Bremmer, and career advice guru Jon Acuff. She tweets at @blsandford.

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Niki Papadopoulos, VP and Editor in Chief

Tara Gilbride has over 20 years of experience promoting non-fiction authors and their books. As VP, Publicity Director, Associate Director of Marketing, she is in charge of helping authors find the largest readership possible through customized media and event outreach, creative online marketing campaigns and by generating innovative promotions that ignite preorder campaigns and reinvigorate backlist.

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