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Alibaba Names Jane Penner VP Investor Relations

Alibaba Groups has appointed Jane Penner as vice president and head of investor relations, effective Aug. 11, 2014. Jane Penner was formerly head of investor relations at Google.  She came to Google in 2008 from Bear Stearns Companies Inc.  Before that, she was a senior editor at The Street.com. Penner will be based in San Francisco, where a number of top ... Read More »

DueDil Founder Kimmelman: Public Markets are Boring

Public markets have become boring because there is so much information available to both buyers and sellers, says Damian Kimmelman, CEO of DueDil, speaking at Wired Money. “The difference between what I offer my security for and what somebody wants to purchase it for is next to zero. There is so much information out there on both sides, so much ... Read More »

McGraw Hill Financial Appoints Lucy Fato as Executive Vice President and General Counsel

McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI) announced the appointment of Lucy Fato, 47, as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, effective August 4, 2014. She succeeds Kenneth M. Vittor, who will be retiring pursuant to the company’s longstanding retirement policies for senior executives. Mr. Vittor has 33 years of outstanding service with the company, including leading the legal department as General Counsel since 1995. Since ... Read More »

Acxiom Appoints Kerry Hatch As Chief Operating Officer, Global Client Services

Leads Sales Strategy, Operations and Deal Development Acxiom® appointed Kerry Hatch as Chief Operating Officer, Global Client Services, further strengthening its executive bench. Hatch, a world-class executive with a solid track record of transforming and leading successful business operations, will report to Nada Stirratt, Acxiom’s Global Chief Revenue Officer, and will be responsible for global revenue strategy, deal development and ... Read More »

Joseph Sanborn Has Joined The Jordan, Edmiston Group

Senior Software and Technology M&A Banker Joins JEGI as Managing Director The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Joseph Sanborn, a senior software and technology M&A banker, has joined the firm as Managing Director, Head of Technology.  Mr. Sanborn will lead the firm’s efforts to continue expanding its advisory practice in technology and software, with a focus ... Read More »

Big Data Startup CloudPhysics Hires Jeff Hausman as CEO

CloudPhysics, a big data startup founded by former VMware employees, said Tuesday it hired former Symantec and Hewlett-Packard executive Jeff Hausman to be its CEO.  Hausman joins CloudPhysics from Symantec, where he spent the past two-plus years as senior vice president of its $1 billion Information Availability and Intelligence unit. Existing CloudPhysics CEO John Blumenthal, who co-founded the Mountain View, ... Read More »

L. Gordon Crovitz Joins Dun & Bradstreet Board of Directors

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) announced the appointment of L. Gordon Crovitz, former publisher of The Wall Street Journal , to the Company’s Board of Directors effective immediately.   This appointment expands the Board to 10 directors, nine of whom are independent directors. Gordon will serve as a member of the Innovation and Technology Committee and the Board Affairs Committee. The former Publisher of The Wall ... Read More »

CoreLogic Appoints Frank Martell as COO

CoreLogic® (NYSE:CLGX) has named Frank Martell its chief operating and financial officer.  Martell, who has been the Company’s chief financial officer since August 2011, will continue to report to Anand K. Nallathambi, CoreLogic’s president and chief executive officer. Martell’s current responsibilities, which include CoreLogic’s financial, technology and strategic sourcing operations, will be expanded to include oversight of the Company’s Technology and ... Read More »

UFI Appoints Segey Alexeev President

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, announced that Sergey Alexeev, Vice-President of Russia-based ExpoForum-International Ltd., has been elected as its Incoming President effective at the conclusion of the 81st UFI Annual Congress for the 2014/2015 term of office. The upcoming congress will be held in Bogota, Columbia from 29th October to 1st November 2014. According to UFI, Alexeev ... Read More »

FICO Appoints Kevin Deveau Head of FICO Canada

FICO (NYSE:FICO has appointed Kevin Deveau to lead FICO’s Canadian operations. Deveau, a native of Quebec City, has 30+ years of experience providing information technology solutions to clients in the financial services, insurance, health care, retail and government sectors. Since Deveau joined FICO in 2010, he has been one of the company’s top client partners, securing more than $50 million ... Read More »

Manta Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Sales

Manta announced it has made two key appointments to its management team: Dario Ambrosini joins the company as its first Chief Marketing Officer and Joey Glowacki joins as Vice President of Sales. With these additions, Manta gains leadership experience and expertise to support its strategic goals while maximizing its rapid growth. “Both Dario and Joey come armed with experience that ... Read More »

Acxiom Hires Starcom MediaVest Group’s Ian James as European Managing Director

Acxiom announces further strengthening of its European business with the appointment of Ian James, Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) Chief Digital Officer EMEA and Dynamic Markets, as European Managing Director. In this role, James will report to Nada Stirratt, Acxiom’s Global Chief Revenue Officer, and will be responsible for all of @AcxiomUK European operations including the roll-out of its unique Audience ... Read More »

Bisnode Appoints Anders Borg as Chief Technology Officer

Bisnode has announced the appointment of Anders Borg as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).  Bisnode has been through a significant work of change in order to meet the demands of the extreme data growth the world is experiencing, and to refine it to new insights and solutions to help current and new customers make smart decisions. A natural step of this ... Read More »

S&P Appoints Neil R. Smith to Lead S&P Credit Solutions

Neil R. Smith has joined S&P Capital IQ to lead S&P Credit Solutions, a new business line that enables investors to leverage the combined data, research and analytics capabilities of both Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services and S&P Capital IQ.   Neil Smith has a long record of accomplishment building new businesses and successfully expanding existing ones.  For the last three ... Read More »

Google Appoints Eileen Naughton as Managing Director for the UK

Google has appointed Eileen Naughton as managing director of its £3.6 billion per year UK advertising sales operation. Naughton has been with Google since 2006 and previously was president of Time Magazine. The UK is Google’s largest market outside the US, accounting for $5.6 billion in revenues in 2013, or a tenth of its global sales. That was a 16 per cent ... Read More »

Eric Haller Appointed to Lead Experian DataLabs Globally

Experian® announced that Eric Haller will be the executive vice president of Experian DataLabs.   Designed to help Experian clients and businesses throughout the world, Experian DataLabs will solve strategic marketing and risk-management problems through an advanced data analysis process, research and development. Experian DataLabs operate in a compliant, safe and secure environment for both internal and collaborative research to take ... Read More »