Texthelp Names Google Veteran, Emma Fish, as Vice President of Commercial Management

WOBURN, MA October 30 , 2023 - Today, Texthelp, a global leader in literacy and assistive technology, announced its appointment of Emma Fish as their new Vice President of Commercial Management. In this newly created role, Emma will help Texthelp to meet its goal of advancing the literacy of 1 billion people by 2030.

Emma comes to Texthelp with over 12 years of experience at Google for Education and Google Cloud, building and leading Education Programs, Go-To-Market, and industry solutions teams across the Public Sector. Emma is also a StartEd mentor, sharing her industry knowledge with upcoming leaders in the sector. 

Between 2011 and 2018, Emma was at the heart of Google for Education. She led the global Education Partner Program, and it was there that she was first introduced to the Texthelp Group, working with Texthelp, Don Johnston, and WizKids.

In her new role as VP of Commercial Management at Texthelp, Emma will be instrumental in the day-to-day management of business planning and pipeline management and lead the Sales Development and Shared Functions teams. On top of this, she will lead the company’s partnership strategy and work to build strategic partnerships globally with suppliers, channel partners, and edtech organizations. 

"I'm so excited to join Texthelp," says Emma. "I have been familiar with the company's mission and impact for a number of years and I strongly believe in their goal to help advance the literacy and understanding of 1 billion people by 2030. My career has been focused on making technology and digital learning more accessible in education. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue this work at Texthelp and support students and employees globally to understand and be understood."

"Emma's experience and passion are unmatched," said Dr. Gus Schmedlen, Chief Revenue Officer of Texthelp. "She will play a key role in helping us forge new partnerships as well as accelerating our business growth and our ability to deliver inclusive education solutions to many more schools and districts across North America."

This appointment signifies another milestone in Texthelp's ambitious journey, reinforcing its commitment to shape a future where everyone has the opportunity to understand and be understood.

About Texthelp®


Founded in 1996, the Texthelp Group is a global technology company helping people all over the world to understand and to be understood. It has led the way in creating innovative technology for the education and the workplace sectors for the last three decades.

Texthelp believes in a world where difference, disability or language are no longer barriers. It is focused on helping all people learn, understand and communicate through the use of digital education and accessibility tools.

To date, Texthelp has helped over 200 million people with its suite of products that include Read&Write, Equatio®, OrbitNote®, Co:Writer, Snap&Read and uPar. These tools work alongside existing platforms such as Microsoft Office and Google Workspace, enabling them to be integrated quickly into any classroom or workplace with ease. 

In 2021, Texthelp acquired the Lingit Group, Wizkids and Don Johnston Inc. By combining capabilities and knowledge across the group, Texthelp can now provide a whole suite of literacy and numeracy support to more people across the globe.

For further information on behalf of Texthelp: 

Shauna Hanna

Head of Digital Content 

Email: s.hanna@texthelp.com