Sadlier Executive Team


Patricia Coryell

Senior Vice President, Chief Product Officer

Pat has worked and thrived in academic publishing for her entire career, exploring every position from editing, proofreading to choosing type and beyond.

A strategic and tactical thinker with extensive operational experience, Pat excels in organizational design, staff and leadership development, opportunity identification, and turnaround planning and execution. Over the years, she has fueled growth via organic programs, platform development, and premium partnerships.


Angela B. Dinger

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Angela is a sixth generation Sadlier descendent and started her career in the editorial department. Responsible for legal and human resources, Angela also represents Sadlier at industry events and associations and in strategic relationship management of new and existing business.

Angela has a proven track record of commitment to educational institutions and nonprofit governance, as evidenced by her numerous board and trustee positions.


Raymond D. Fagan

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ray joined Sadlier as Chief Financial Officer in 2012. Since assuming his current role in 2017, Ray has launched a major cultural and operational transformation, recruiting senior executives in publishing, strategy and finance, and human resources to help drive strategic change.

Ray has led financial and operating teams at major divisions of media, publishing, and information services companies including the Thomson corporation, Harcourt Education, Interpublic Group, and Dun & Bradstreet.


Sam Judd

Chief Operating & Financial Officer

Sam is a business executive and architect of strategic transformation with a robust track record of driving organizations to achieve accelerated growth. He has experience in leading global financial organizations, strategic planning, manufacturing, distribution, customer service, human resources, and information technology.

As a Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for over 20 years, Sam has built and led teams as large as 700, and also started new teams, working at premier companies including Simon & Schuster, Viacom, Bridgewater Associates, PepsiCo, and IBM.


Danny McElhinny

Senior Vice President, Global Sales

Danny began his career as a Sadlier sales representative in Western Pennsylvania-a territory he grew by 40% by building a team of consultants that accelerated revenue opportunities, making Sadlier the market leader.

In his current role, Danny's focus is driving revenue growth, upgrading sales systems, and building a high performing team. Beyond Sadlier, Danny is keen on studying digital marketing and investing in startups.


Alexandra Rivas-Smith

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Alex's career in marketing, sales, and product management for educational solutions spans more than twenty years and encompasses K-12, higher education, private language schools, international, and adult education.

An energetic and positive leader, Alex works seamlessly with peers, executive management, and direct reports. She is a creative thinker with extensive product and market knowledge, Spanish fluency, and passion for the ever-shifting marketing landscape.


David Konis

Vice President, Human Resources

David has had an extensive career in human resources, encompassing global oversight and spanning many industries, including healthcare, financial services and management consulting.

As a strategic Human Resources leader for over 20 years, David focuses on driving business objectives by ensuring employees are engaged in their work and are receiving best-in-class service across the HR spectrum, including career development, performance management, compensation and benefits.