Wiley names chief technology officer

John Wiley and Sons Inc. has named a new chief technology officer, the Hoboken-based learning company announced Monday.

Aref Martin joins the company from Ascend Learning, a health care education solutions company, where he had been executive vice president and CTO. In his new role at Wiley, he will accelerate the company’s evolution into a fully integrated technology organization serving the research and education sectors.

“I am thrilled to welcome Aref to Wiley’s leadership team,” Brian Napack, Wiley’s CEO and president, said in a prepared statement. “He is a proven leader and innovator with extensive experience building world-class technology teams and developing highly successful products and platforms. His expertise is essential to keeping Wiley at the forefront of delivering research and learning content, tools and services that ensure our customers’ success.”

Matin has also served in senior positions with Pearson Global Education Services, TomTom and Siemens.

“It’s a privilege to join Wiley at such a pivotal time in the research and education spaces,” he said in a statement. “I look forward to working with the leadership team and all my new Wiley colleagues to continue driving technological change and bringing innovative products and services to our publishing and education customers.”