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Standard & Poor’s Rating Services Appoints Neeraj Sahai President

McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI) today announced that Neeraj Sahai, 56, has been appointed President of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, effective January 6, 2014. Mr. Sahai, currently the head of Citi’s Securities and Fund Services (SFS) business who also acts as chief fiduciary officer of Citigroup, succeeds Douglas Peterson, who became president and chief executive officer of McGraw Hill Financial on November 1. Source: McGraw Hill Financial Read More »

CRIF Rating Agency Appoints Michael L. Buneman as Senior Adviser

CRIF Rating Agency has announced that it has appointed former Moody’s executive Michael L. Buneman as Senior Adviser for its pan-European expansion. In his work with CRIF Rating Agency, Michael will be tasked with the developing of the Agency’s franchises outside of Italy, focusing initially on the Spanish debt capital markets, and subsequently in France and the German-speaking countries.  His ... Read More »

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Appoints Clive Pedder

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services announced today that it has appointed Clive Pedder as managing director, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).  He will be responsible for leading the overall growth strategy of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services’ Finance, Risk & Compliance business in the region. Clive Pedder has over three decades’ experience within the financial technology sector, most recently as executive ... Read More »

FICO: Greg Gianforte Joins Board of Directors

FICO (NYSE:FICO) announced the addition of Greg Gianforte to its Board of Directors. Greg Gianforte has a long and successful history as a software entrepreneur. He founded RightNow Technologies, a cloud-based customer-service and support solutions company, in 1997.  He grew the company to more than $225 million in annual revenue, serving as RightNow’s CEO until it was acquired by Oracle ... Read More »

Michael Bloomberg to Return to the Media Business

The outgoing three-term mayor of New York is to return to his namesake Bloomberg L.P. in a role that will see him primarily involved in Bloomberg View. Bloomberg View is one of the younger initiatives of Bloomberg L.P., which derives the lion’s share of its revenues from astronomically-priced subscriptions to data terminals that are indispensable to Wall Street. The privately ... Read More »

Penton Recruits Richard Stanton into New Role of Chief Data Officer

Penton announced it has recruited Richard Stanton to fill the newly created position of Chief Data Officer.  In this role as Penton’s most senior data executive, Stanton will drive maximum value from the Company’s data assets and spearhead development of new data products.  This work will add to Penton’s existing $100MM digital business, which is already experiencing double digit growth. ... Read More »

Alibaba Unveils U.S.-based Investment Organisation

Alibaba Group, announced the establishment of a U.S.-based investment organisation that will focus on supporting innovative platforms, products and ideas in e-commerce and emerging technologies. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the team will be led by Michael Zeisser as chairman of U.S. Investments for Alibaba Group. Zeisser has previous experience with Liberty Media’s eCommerce Group for strategies in ... Read More »

Forrester Research Q3 2013 Revenues Declined by 1% – Announces Organizational Changes

Total Q3 revenues were $69.6 million for the third quarter of 2013, compared with $68.5 million for the third quarter of last year. Research revenues decreased 1%, and advisory services and other revenue increased 8% compared with the third quarter of last year. For nine month total revenues were $219.2 million, compared with $217.9 million for the same period last ... Read More »

Veda Appoints Independent Directors Leading Up to IPO

Veda announced the appointment of Ms Diana Eilert, Mr Bruce Beeren and Dr Peter Shergold AC to their Board of Directors, along with the resignation of Mr Tony Duthie.  The new directors will join recent appointee as Chairman, Dr Helen Nugent AO, and previous directors, Mr Geoff Hutchinson and Mr Anthony Kerwick, along with the CEO and Managing Director, Ms ... Read More »

Time Warner Cable Executive to Join Equifax Board

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) announced that Robert D. Marcus has been elected to the Board of the Directors effective November 1, 2013, and will also serve on the Board’s Governance Committee effective January 1, 2014. Following this change, the company’s Board will consist of 10 directors, including nine independent directors. Mr. Marcus is President and Chief Operating Officer and a director ... Read More »

Mike Marchesano Named Managing Director of SIIA’s American Business Media Division

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), announced that media industry executive Mike Marchesano will join as Managing Director of the American Business Media (AMB) Division of SIIA. ABM merged with SIIA on June 30. Marchesano most recently was President and CEO of Aequor Media, a consulting firm dedicated to providing strategic, customized technology solutions for B2B and consumer magazines, ... Read More »

Veda Group: Dr Helen Nugent AO Appointed Chairman

Veda announced that Dr Helen Nugent AO has accepted the role of Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Veda Group.  Dr. Nugent will join existing directors Nerida Caesar, Anthony Kerwick, Tony Duthie and Geoff Hutchinson on the Veda Board. Dr. Helen Nugent is a leading Australian businesswoman. She currently serves on the boards of Macquarie Group, ... Read More »

Experian Appoints New Senior Leadership to Credit Services Group

Experian® has made high-level appointments to its North American Credit Services group, elevating a group of seasoned and talented leaders to position the group for continued growth.  The company recently appointed Genevieve Juillard president of its Consumer Information Services and Hiq Lee president of its Business Information Services.  In addition,Laura DeSoto, Michele Pearson and Robin Norris were promoted to senior leadership positions throughout Experian’s Credit ... Read More »

D&B Appoints Robert Carrigan as President, CEO and Director

Current Lead Director Christopher Coughlin Appointed Chairman of the Board D&B announced the appointment of Robert Carrigan as President, CEO and Director of D&B, effective October 7, 2013.  Sara Mathew, the Company’s current Chairman and CEO, who had previously announced her intent to retire, will step down from the Board and her executive positions the same day, and will continue with D&B to facilitate a ... Read More »

Microsoft Chief Steve Ballmer to Retire

Steve Ballmer is stepping down as the CEO of Microsoft, and Wall Street is rather pleased as its shares rose 9%.  Some critics say Steve Ballmer’s retirement comes 10 years too late.  Mr Ballmer, 57, succeeded Mr Gates in 2000. The two men met in 1973 while studying at Harvard University, and Mr Ballmer joined the company in 1980. Read More »

TransUnion Names Chris Cartwright President, U.S. Information Services

TransUnion names an outsider as president, U.S. Information Services (USIS).  Chris Cartwright joins TransUnion as President of U.S. Information Services.  Cartwright will oversee the business unit that provides analytical services and decision technology, risk management services, credit reports and scores to customers in the United States that operate in a number of industries, including financial, housing, marketing services and insurance. ... Read More »