Michael Pollack is a longtime successful entrepreneur and currently co-owner and managing partner of the Brooklyn Roasting Company, which roasts single origin coffee and runs retail outposts in Brooklyn and Japan. He serves on the board of Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn. Michael’s wife, Barbara Marcus, is the President and Publisher of the Children’s Division at Random House, and was previously President of Children’s Books Publishing and Distribution for Scholastic Inc. She serves on the boards of Graham Windham, Jumpstart, and on the Advisory Board of First Book.