Bryan Thompson

Educational Publishing and Supply Expert

Bryan has spent nearly 2 decades in the Educational Publishing and School Supply Market. During this time, he built Steps To Literacy from a small family business into a nationally recognized brand, servicing thousands of school districts and strategic B2B customers. Bryan has won a myriad of state and local adoptions and led complex contract negotiations with stakeholders in these key markets. In his tenure running Steps to Literacy, he had the opportunity to hone his expertise in inventory management and supply chain operations, both through practical experience and by earning his Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt. Additionally, he is well-versed in logistics, vendor negotiation, finance and regularly worked with national educational consultants on product development of proprietary materials for the education market.

Bryan was elected by industry peers to serve as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Educational Books and Media Association and has developed deep relationships with top industry executives and independent sales reps spanning key territories across the US. In 2016, Bryan successfully brokered the sale of his company to a strategic buyer, allowing the business to capitalize on synergies and cost savings for expanding growth and profitability.