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Harold McGraw III to Become Chairman Emeritus of McGraw Hill Financial

The Board of Directors of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI) today announced that Harold (“Terry”) McGraw III informed the Board of his decision not to stand for re-election as a director at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders scheduled to take place on April 29, 2015.  In recognition of Mr. McGraw’s many significant contributions to McGraw Hill Financial, the Board of Directors will confer upon ... Read More »

Moody’s Names G V Mani as Chief Executive Officer of Copal Amba

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced that it has named G V Mani as Chief Executive Officer of its Copal Amba unit. Copal Amba is a leading provider of offshore research and analytics services to the global financial and corporate sectors.  Mani will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for Copal Amba. He will work with the senior management team ... Read More »

BISNODE: CEO LARS PETTERSSON RESIGNS

Pettersson has decided to resign as President and CEO of Bisnode. CFO Anders Berg will take over as acting CEO. Chairman of the board Jon Risfelt will strengthen the company by becoming executive chairman for a period. A recruitment process is underway. Bisnode has undergone an extensive and comprehensive journey of change in recent years with regard to strategy, geographic ... Read More »

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services Names Thomas Bayer Chief Information Officer

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services announced the appointment of Thomas Bayer as Chief Information Officer.  Based in New York, Mr. Bayer reports to Neeraj Sahai, President, and is a member of the Standard & Poor’s Executive Committee. In this role, Mr. Bayer has responsibility for shaping the firm’s business systems’ direction and delivering its business systems worldwide.  He also manages ... Read More »

Acxiom Announces Resignation of Chief Revenue Officer

Acxiom® announced that Nada Stirratt will step down as Chief Revenue Officer to pursue other opportunities.  Ms. Stirratt’s resignation is effective March 31, 2015, the end of the Company’s current fiscal year. Until that time, she will assist the Company in the transitioning of her responsibilities. Ms. Stirratt joined Acxiom in 2012 as Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President. ... Read More »

Rocket Fuel Appoints Dave Sankaran as Chief Financial Officer

Rocket Fuel Inc. announced the appointment of Dave Sankaran as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Sankaran brings more than 20 years of experience to this key role at Rocket Fuel, including extensive experience in the software and internet services industries, as well as a mix of operating and financial management experience with high-growth companies. Mr. Sankaran’s experience includes serving ... Read More »

Ford Motor Names Paul Ballew as Chief Data, Analytics Officer

Ford Motor appoints data science and analytics expert Paul Ballew as executive director and chief data and analytics officer, further building its team of experts to help better understand consumer behavior and help speed development of the mobility, connectivity and autonomous driving innovations that will improve people’s lives. Ford is accelerating its investment and research into data science and analytics ... Read More »

Salesforce.com Adds Google’s Susan Wojcicki to its Board of Directors

Salesforce.com‘s Board of Directors is starting to read more like a Who’s Who list of tech, finance, and government figureheads.    The latest addition is Google stalwart Susan Wojcicki, who currently serves as CEO of YouTube. Wojcicki first joined Google in 1999. Prior to moving over to the video sharing service team in February 2014, Wojcicki was senior vice president of advertising ... Read More »

Bertelsmann Finance Chief Judith Hartmann Quits

Bertelsmann’s finance chief Judith Hartmann will leave the company at the end of January 2015.  Privately-held Bertelsmann, which controls broadcaster RTL Group, did not give a reason for Hartmann’s departure. The company said it would decide on a successor in due course and that Chief Executive Thomas Rabe will take interim responsibility for the financial department.  Bertelsmann is also co-owner of ... Read More »

ICRA Rating India: Chairman P.K. Choudhury to Retire

PK Choudhury to Retire from ICRA, Board Names Arun Duggal as Chairman Designate The Board of Directors of ICRA Limited today notified the Stock Exchanges that Mr. Pranab Kumar Choudhury intends to retire from ICRA.  He will resign as Chairman of ICRA Limited, CEO of Group ICRA, and as Chairman of all related entities effective January 29, 2015. At its ... Read More »

Lisa Nelson Named President of Equifax Canada

Equifax announced the appointment of Lisa Nelson as president of its Canadian operations, effective January 1, 2015. Nelson replaces Carol Gray, current president of Equifax Canada, who is retiring at the end of 2014 after seven years with Equifax and over 30 years in the financial industry. Nelson joined Equifax in 2011 and is senior vice president of Enterprise Alliances ... Read More »

CIBIL: Expanding Information Sources to Rate First Time Borrowers

The Credit Information Bureau (India) Ltd (CIBIL) has written to Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Irda and Trai to enable the Bureau to collect data from service providers that would facilitate the first time borrowers to have an indicative credit score. Speaking on the sidelines of Fifth Annual Credit Information Conference, organised by CIBIL, M V Nair, chairman, CIBIL said that ... Read More »

Infogroup Acquires Leading Nonprofit Marketing Services Firm

Acquisition of SFS Adds Experienced Talent to Infogroup’s Nonprofit Division Infogroup announced the acquisition of Specialized Fundraising Services, Inc. (“SFS”).  Lisa Greene, SFS’s founder and a leading industry veteran, will become part of the executive team of the Infogroup Nonprofit Division. The Infogroup Nonprofit Division resides in the Infogroup Media Solutions business unit. Founded in 2005, Specialized Fundraising Services provides highly ... Read More »

Callcredit Appoints Mike Gordon as CEO

Callcredit Information Group has announced that Mike Gordon will succeed John McAndrew as the company’s  chief executive officer. The transition is expected to take place at the year-end. Mr Gordon was previously executive vice president for sales, services, and marketing at Fair Isaac Corp.  Callcredit is a major player in the UK consumer credit data and marketing services industries.  Callcredit ... Read More »

Harte Hanks Appoints Rick Carbone as SR VP Operations

Harte Hanks has announced the appointment of Rick Carbone to the position of Senior Vice President of Operations of its Customer Interaction division. In his new role, Carbone will lead a team delivering the services that drive increased levels of customer engagement for Harte Hanks’ clients.  Under Carbone’s lead, the Operations team will support clients with effective and consistent delivery of marketing insight, strategy and ... Read More »

CRIF Appoints Francesca Fraulo Managing Director – Head of Corporate Ratings

Francesca Fraulo has been appointed Managing Director – Head of Corporate Ratings of CRIF Rating Agency.  She will be reporting into the agency’s General Manager, Carlo Barbarisi. Francesca Fraulo came from Rating Agency Fitch.  During her 12-year tenure at FitchRatings, Francesca worked as a Director in the EMEA Utilities & Transport Team in London (from 2002 to 2005) and in Milan (from 2006 ... Read More »

Acxiom Hires Key Executives

Appoints Recognized Leading Executives to Drive Growth of Global Analytics and Consulting Business, and Award-Winning Digital Impact;  New leader for West Coast Also Named Acxiom® announced three strategic hires, further strengthening its executive bench. Peter Davis joins as group vice president, global consulting and analytics.  He joins Acxiom from BCG consulting and also served as an advisor for McKinsey. Additionally, ... Read More »

Experian Appoints Scott Bagwell as President of Experian Health

Experian® announced that Scott Bagwell has been appointed president of Experian Health. In his new role, Bagwell is responsible for the general operations management and overall leadership of the health business, which includes oversight of Experian Health and Passport®. Prior to taking on this role, Bagwell served as senior vice president of sales and marketing at Experian Health and of Passport Health Communications. ... Read More »