Linda Zecher Higgins


Linda Zecher Higgins is currently the CEO and managing director of the Barkley Group, a boutique consulting firm focused on the Digital Transformation of enterprise organizations. Prior to founding the Barkley Group, Ms. Zecher retired as President, CEO and director of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), a global education and learning company.

Previously Ms. Zecher was Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Worldwide Public Sector organization, leading a global team of more than 1,900 sales and marketing professionals serving government, education, defense, intelligence, and non-privatized healthcare customers in more than 100 countries.

Ms. Zecher currently is a member of the Hasbro Corporation Board where she serves on the Audit committee and chairs the Cyber Security committee; The John F. Kennedy Foundation Board where she serves on the Finance Committee and chairs the Technology committee; and The Chesapeake Maritime Museum Board. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio State University and an Honorary Doctorate from Bentley University.