Jack Jensen joined Chronicle Books in 1977 as Sales Representative for the Western States, after working as a retail bookseller for five years. At the time, Chronicle Books was comprised of five employees and released twelve titles per year. As Chronicle Books grew, so did Jensen’s role and influence; he has served the company in a number of positions, including Sales and Marketing Director, General Manager, and, in 1991, President and Publisher, where he now oversees a staff of 160, and 225 new book and gift products each year, distribution management for eight publisher clients, and a backlist of more than one thousand titles. In 2005, Jensen was named President of The McEvoy Group, the holding company that owns Chronicle Books as well as book packager becker&mayer! and Spin, 7×7, and California Home Design magazines. Jensen has served on the faculties of the Stanford University Publishing Course for Professionals, the University of Denver Publishing Institute, and has been a presenter at the annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium. In addition he has served on the board of the Bay Area Book Council, and completed business courses in the Executive Education Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.