CAROL FRANCO became a literary agent with Kneerim & Williams in 2005, specializing in business and general non-fiction.
Now a resident of Santa Fe, Carol was a publishing executive in Boston for more than twenty-five years. As Director, she led the Harvard Business School Press to a position of market leadership, signing many of the Press's most distinguished and successful authors such as Clayton Christensen, Michael Porter, John Kotter, Gary Hamel, C.K. Prahalad, and Charles Handy. Prior to Harvard, she was president of Ballinger Publishing Company where she created a line of influential business books that became the foundation for HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollins.
Many of Carol's authors have been ranked by Thinkers50 among the top 50 best management thinkers in the world. Her authors have also won its distinguished achievement awards: Nilofer Merchant (The Power of Onlyness), Erin Meyer (Culture Map), and Amy Webb (The Signals Are Talking) for Future Thinker; Richard D’Aveni (The Pan-Industrial Revolution) and Rita McGrath (The End of Competitive Advantage) for Strategy; Herminia Ibarra (Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader) and Linda Hill (Being the Boss) for Leadership; and Linda Hill (Collective Genius) for Innovation.
Carol is also the co-author of The Legacy Guide: Capturing the Facts, Memories, and Meaning of Your Life, published by Tarcher/Penguin in January 2007.