Wiley CFO Kritzmacher to retire; former Dow Jones CFO to take over in November

Hoboken-based John Wiley & Sons on Thursday said Chief Financial Officer John Kritzmacher will retire from the company at the end of 2021.

“For eight years, John Kritzmacher has been an exceptional leader for Wiley, helping to drive the company’s strategic direction, expanding growth profile and overall financial strength,” said Brian Napack, Wiley’s CEO and president. “He has built an outstanding finance organization and leaves us well-positioned for a bright future. I want to extend my deepest gratitude to John for his partnership, and for his strong, principled leadership. All of us at Wiley wish John and his family much happiness in the future.”

Christina Van Tassell, with over 25 years of experience leading and innovating in global finance organizations, will succeed Kritzmacher at the end of November.

Van Tassell previously worked at Dow Jones, where she has been its CFO since 2017. She will report to Napack. Kritzmacher will remain at Wiley through the end of the year as an adviser and to support the transition.

“I am delighted to welcome Christina Van Tassell to Wiley,” Napack stated. “She is an outstanding financial and operating executive with a proven track record of innovation and delivering results. She brings a wealth of experience, insight and creativity to Wiley, along with a deep commitment to having positive impact on the world. I’m very much looking forward to working with Christina to enable Wiley’s next phase of growth.”