Troy Williams is President of Macmillan New Ventures, where he is responsible for managing a portfolio of innovative educational technology companies and identifying emerging technologies and trends that will have a major impact on student performance and outcomes. Prior to Macmillan, Troy advised development stage companies focused on restructuring, cost containment and product development. From 1998 to 2007, Troy was President and CEO of Questia Media, Inc., an early online electronic book offering that he founded and sold to Cengage Learning. Questia raised $150 million in financing and served 400,000 subscribers across 180 countries.
Troy is a member of the Advisory Board at the Rice University Humanities and has served on the boards of the Harris County Education Foundation, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship in Austin, and Imprint, Houston’s leading literary arts organization, among others. He has also been an adjunct professor at NYU, where he taught the capstone thesis course on starting new businesses in the Masters of Publishing program.