Steve Brown President &Chief Executive Officer

Steve Brown has made his mark in Canada and Internationally by leading organizations through digital transformation. His career spans a diverse mix of industry and technology experience from multi-media entertainment, automotive,
and now to learning solutions.

Since joining Nelson in September 2016, Steve has transformed the vision for this 106-year-old company by reimagining the role and purpose of a publisher in 2017 and beyond. Implementing an internal infrastructure focused on student and educator experiences, allowed teams to look beyond learning resources and look at the fundamentals of student engagement. He has reframed the organization’s digital competency by instituting a technology department comprised of some the world’s best and brightest talent based in Silicon Beach California resulting in the creation of Edwin, a world class digital learning ecosystem.

Since its launch, Edwin has disrupted the K-12 landscape in Canada and around the world. In 2019, it was recognized by EdTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global educational technology market. Selected among 1,500 applications across 12 countries, Edwin was awarded with the “Publishing Software of the Year” and “Best Technology Learning Platform”.

Steve is a strong believer in the transformational power of education and the role it plays in building a stronger society. As the education landscape continues to evolve, the K-12 and post-secondary markets started to move at different speeds. Steve saw the need to increase attention on student engagement in order to prepare students for post-secondary success and future workforce readiness. In March of
2020, this century old organization retracted from the post-secondary market to deepen its focus on K-12 education and technology.

As Nelson looks forward, it will continue to transform the learning journey by leveraging global partnerships and emerging digital technologies in the development of our resources. The delivery of leading-edge experiences will foster continuous learning growth, student engagement and educator success.

Steve’s passion and commitment to transforming education, and the student learning experience, continues to fuel the innovation pipeline at Nelson