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Executive Team

Rick Noble

Rick Noble, Chief Executive Officer

Rick Noble serves as Chief Executive Officer at Triumph Learning and Haights Cross Communications, Inc, the parent company of Triumph Learning.

Previously, Rick served as the Chief Executive Officer of Blackboard Engage (alternate name, Edline Holdings Inc.). Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Medical Media Holdings, LLC. Rick has extensive experience in the publishing/information industry and has a history of creating growth and value for stakeholders through product and service enhancements, digital transformation, new product development, and acquisitions. Rick was President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Healthcare, overseeing premier brands and businesses that included Micromedex, Medical Economics, American Health Consultants and the Physicians' Desk Reference. He has also held executive positions at Marketing & Reference Services at OCLC, UMI (now known as ProQuest). He has a Bachelor's degree and an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto, and he has completed executive education at UCLA and Harvard.

Ken Collins

Ken Collins, Chief Financial Officer

Ken Collins is Chief Financial Officer of Triumph Learning and its parent company, Haights Cross Communications, Inc. He joined Haights Cross in 2015 after 20 years in investment banking as a partner and CFO with DeSilva & Phillips where he advised clients in a wide range of industries including traditional and digital media in healthcare, legal, B2B and consumer markets. His focus was deal structure, valuation, financing, and operational restructuring.

Ken’s previous publishing experience included: Group CFO of CBS Inc. and Publisher of Fawcett Books; Senior Vice President of John Wiley & Sons; and President of European operations for Macmillan Inc., based in the U.K. He has served as a director of the Association of American Publishers and the Copyright Clearance Center. A graduate of Williams College, he received his MBA from Harvard Business School. His Security Industry registrations include: Series 7, 79, 63 and 27 (Financial and Operations Principal).

Aoife Dempsey

Aoife Dempsey, Chief Technology Officer

Aoife Dempsey has spent her career at the intersection of technology and education, working in professional, higher education and K-12 environments to deliver modern teaching and learning solutions. As the Chief Technology Officer for Triumph Learning since 2012, she is responsible for determining the company’s digital strategy and developing innovative new products that help educators and students achieve success.

Since joining the Triumph Learning team, Aoife has been able to identify multiple growth opportunities using a customer co-development approach. One recent effort led to her team being the recipient of a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Literacy grant for Triumph Learning’s new online assessment, practice, and instruction solution, Waggle. Waggle has received additional recognition from CIO Review, Global LearnTech Awards, and ComputED's EDDIE Awards. Aoife holds a BA from University College Cork in Ireland.

Mike Morley

Mike Morley, Publisher

Mike Morley joined Triumph Learning as Publisher in 2012. Mike oversees the editorial, design and production of Coach and Buckle Down series and content for digital products. He is responsible for guiding the development of future products.

Prior to joining Triumph, Mike had been with McGraw-Hill since 2008, as Vice President for Alternative Reading, Literature and Language Arts, before becoming Vice President of Curriculum for the International Education Services division. Prior to McGraw-Hill, Morley was Senior Vice President of Product Development at Sundance/Newbridge Educational Publishing, then a Haights Cross company. Additionally, Mike has held executive-level editorial roles at Zaner-Bloser, Voices Publishing, and Houghton Mifflin. He began his career in education as a teacher at the Commonwealth Day School, a non-profit elementary school in Boston serving inner-city youth, and holds a MEd from Lesley College and a BA from Reed College.

Bonnie Louque

Bonnie Louque, Sr. Vice President of Sales

Bonnie Louque has led Sales at Triumph Learning since 2005, bringing over 30 years of sales and leadership experience in education.

Prior to joining Triumph Learning, she was employed by General Electric Corporation, as National Sales and Marketing Director, for the Public Sector market. In this capacity, she created K-12 technology solutions for schools, developed effective technology-based implementation strategies and successful managed multiple state technology contracts. Bonnie attended the General Electric Six Sigma Training Academy where she received certification as a Quality Specialist.

Bonnie began her career as a teacher in high poverty, high risk schools where she gained the honor of being named State Teacher of the Year twice. Her educational experience also includes: Technology Director, District Administrator of Public Information and Technology, Federal Programs Director, Curriculum Director and Assistant to Superintendent. She was also elected to public office where she served the educational community and public at large for over 10 years as an elected school board member, President of the Board and Vice President of the State Board.

Diane Curtin

Diane Curtin, VP of Human Resources

Diane Curtin is Vice President of Human Resources for Haights Cross Communications, and since September 2010 is also Vice President of Human Resources for Triumph Learning. Diane served as Director of Human Resources for HCC from March 2000 to September 2007. Prior to joining HCC, Ms. Curtin was Assistant Vice President of Human Resources for BNP Paribas, and spent earlier years in human resources-related roles at Ziff-Davis Publishing Company. Diane is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Plattsburgh.