Gale Appoints Brian McDonough as Senior Vice President, North American Sales

With a long career in the library space, McDonough will bring a depth of customer and market knowledge to the Gale team

Farmington Hills, Mich., May 2, 2016 — Gale, a leading provider of library resources and part of Cengage Learning, today announced the appointment of Brian McDonough as Senior Vice President for North American Sales. McDonough comes to Gale with an extensive background in integrated information solutions sales and working with customers in the library market.

“Brian’s experience in the library market and his understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities our customers face will make us the best at helping our library customers serve students and instructors,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager for Gale.

McDonough joins Gale from Thomson Reuters where he served most recently as the head of North American sales for academic and government markets in the intellectual property and science practice. Throughout his 15 years in sales and sales management roles in the academic, scientific and scholarly research markets, McDonough has proven his ability in building client relationships, expanding market share and improving bottom line profitability.

“I was drawn to Gale because of the focus on customer-driven innovation at the company,” said McDonough. “Their array of partnerships and the company’s unique ability to marry content and technology to fit into student workflows is a key differentiator.”

McDonough holds a bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University and an Executive MBA from Saint Joseph’s University. Effective immediately, he will join the Gale leadership team reporting to Paul Gazzolo.

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About Cengage Learning and Gale

Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional, library and workforce development markets worldwide. Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has been a global provider of research resources for libraries and businesses for more than 60 years. Gale is passionate about supporting the continued innovation and evolution of libraries by providing the content, tools, and services libraries need to promote information discovery, enable learning, and support economic, cultural, and intellectual growth in their communities. For more information, visit or