Joanna Stone Herman


Joined DeSilva+Phillips in 2011.

Joanna has worked in the broader media and technology industry for over 20 years and has served in executive roles at Reed Elsevier, where she was SVP, Global Strategy for LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters, where she was EVP Business Development for Thomson Financial Corporate Group and VP Business Development for Thomson Learning, Joanna also worked at Dow Jones, Time Warner and Accenture’s Media & Entertainment Practice. Most recently, Joanna was co-Founder and CEO of Librify, the exclusive eBook provider for Target, which was sold to Scribd.

She has worked on dozens of transactions on both the sell-side and buy-side.  A recent notable transaction was representing Deutsche Börse on its sale of its news and algorithmic trading information business.

Joanna has served as an investor and advisor/board member of several tech start-ups including City Maps (sold to Trip Advisor in 2016), Thuzio, Axial Markets, and Matterhorn.  Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Newsweek, People and The New York Daily News.

Joanna is on the Board of Harvard Business School New York Club, the Business Advisory Council for ProPublica, a non-profit investigative journalism organization, Vice President of the Alumni Council for The Dalton School and Board Member for the Leadership Committee for Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Kids Cancer Walk.

M.B.A., Harvard Business School, General Management

M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Areas of ExpertiseTechnology, Data & Information / Private Equity
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