David Rust has been a senior publishing executive and general manager with a successful record of creating, re-imagining, and launching media products with units of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Pearson, Scholastic, School Specialty, Golden Books, and Rand McNally.  He's been successful in consumer and school markets, and in identifying crossover opportunities between the two.  His media expertise ranges across books and print, audio and video, toys and games, websites and mobile apps.  He was also a pioneer in bringing DEI (diversity-equity-inclusion) considerations to educational publishing and ed tech, and his most recent leadership role was GM of the Learning unit at Hispanic Information & Telecommunications Network/HITN.  Today he reflects that sensibility as he takes on writing, editing, and creative team management assignments in communications and content development.

David Rust

Founding Partner

Interim executive/CEO ∙ communications & content ∙ product-market strategy∙ media   ∙ education   

drust@sandhillconsultinggroup.com

  • Corporate Strategy Formulation & Execution

  • M&A Integrations

  • ERP & Supply Chain Digital Transformations

  • Online Selling (B2B, B2C, DTC, Amazon, Walmart) Best Practices

FOUNDING PARTNER

  • Interim Executives CEO

  • Marketing & Sales

  • M&A Strategy

  • Housewares, Giftware, Food Service and Commercial Play Equipment
     

CONSULTANT

  • Interim Executive/CEO

  • General Management

  • Investment

  • Food Service

  • Publishing

  • Paper-Plastics-Printing
     

FOUNDING PARTNER

  • Branding

  • Design

  • Creative Direction

  • Digital User Experience
     

Rob Croft

ADVISOR

   

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  • Interim Leader

  • Marketing & Sales

  • Innovation

  • Licensing

     

PRESIDENT

  • Operations & Logistics

  • Growth

  • Product Sourcing & Supply

  • Paper-Plastics-Printing

     

CONSULTANT

  • Marketing

  • Sales

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  • Paper-Plastics-Printing

  • Operations & Logistics

CONSULTANT

  • Interim Executive

  • Operations & Logistics

  • Growth

  • Product Sourcing & Supply

CONSULTANT

  • Interim Executive/CEO

  • Communications & Content

  • Product-Market Strategy

  • Media

  • Education

FOUNDING PARTNER

  • Information Technology

  • Technology Transformation

  • Cloud Computing

  • Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity

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PARTNER

Kris Tarantino

  • Marketing Innovation

  • Product

  • Licensing

  • Creative Direction

  • Trends

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