Parragon announces three new recruits

Published on: 27th April 2015

Parragon has announced the appointments of Wendy Friedman, Darren Witherall and Kim Brown to senior management positions.

Wendy Friedman is the current president and chief operating officer at Parragon and is being promoted to the role of president – creative.Transparent-wordpress

Darren Witherall is currently Parragon’s UK managing director and is to be promoted to the role of president – EMEA.

Kim Brown, the current senior vice president of merchandise at Baker & Taylor and former vice president at Barnes & Noble, will join Parragon as president – North America.

All three will report directly to Paul Taylor, CEO, DC Thomson Consumer Products (parent company of Parragon).

Paul explains: “The retail market and book market globally are undergoing profound structural shifts and the speed of this change is likely to accelerate further. Parragon wants to be at the forefront of adapting to this and this means we need to be both innovative with our content and innovative in how we get this content to consumers with our retail partners. These appointments will strengthen our ability to achieve these goals”

Parragon’s new senior management appointments will be effective from 1st May.


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