Zando’s founder and leader is Molly Stern. Molly previously led Penguin Random House’s Crown as SVP & Publisher. At Crown, she launched Hogarth, a literary imprint conceived in collaboration with Chatto in the UK, which launched the bestselling, prize-winning work of Sally Rooney, Anthony Marra, Han Kang, and Herman Koch in the US. In partnership with actor and entrepreneur Sarah Jessica Parker, Molly launched the SJP for Hogarth imprint. Over the course of her career, Molly has published numerous literary prize-winners, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize in fiction and nonfiction, as well as genre-defining bestsellers such as Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, Andy Weir’s The Martian, and Michelle Obama’s Becoming, the best-selling memoir of all time. Molly also serves on the board of The Opportunity Network, an organization combating the inequity in college opportunity and professional mobility that disproportionately affects students of color and those from low-income communities.