David Rust is a senior publishing executive and general manager with a successful record of creating, re-imagining and launching media businesses with Harcourt/Reed Elsevier, Pearson, Scholastic, School Specialty, and Rand McNally.  Over his 30-year career David has engineered restructures of business units while refocusing them on new business ventures that have become game-changers in both consumer and school markets.  He has special expertise in learning how to succeed in highly regulated institutional markets and managing complex development projects on an international scale.  His media expertise ranges across books and print, audio and video resources, toys and games, software and online-delivered content.

David Rust

Founding Partner

Business unit president ∙ publisher ∙ restructures & new growth ventures