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Experian Appoints Barry Libenson as CIO

Experian, the global information services company, has appointed Barry Libenson as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Prior to joining Experian, Barry was CIO of Safeway in North America. Reporting to Kerry Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Experian, Barry will be responsible for the development and delivery of the Group’s global technology strategy. “Barry’s strategic, operational and leadership experience will enable us ... Read More »

Moody’s Appoints Scott Kenney SVP

Moody’s Corporation announced that Scott Kenney has been appointed Senior Vice President and General Auditor of the Corporation.   Mr. Kenney will oversee the independent assessment of Moody’s governance, risk management and internal control processes. Mr. Kenney, who joins Moody’s from Deloitte’s Governance Regulatory and Risk Strategies practice, has more than 19 years of advisory experience in internal control design and ... Read More »

Alibaba’s Q1 Revenue up 45% in FY2015 – Announces Changes in Leadership

Alibaba Group announced its results for the quarter and the fiscal year ended 31st March 2015.  For the quarter ended 31st March, the company recorded revenues of US$2.8 billion, up 45% over same period in 2014.  However, net income in the period was down 49% year-on-year, to US$463 million. Revenues from Alibaba’s China B2B business, primarily generated from 1688.com, grew ... Read More »

TransUnion Canada Announces Paul Devereaux to Lead Its Financial Services Team

TransUnion Canada announced Paul Devereaux has joined the company as vice president of financial services.  With more than 25 years of experience in business development and sales, Devereaux will lead the financial services team as it continues to expand TransUnion’s market share in Canada. Prior to joining TransUnion, Devereaux led Canadian sales for SecureKey Technologies. Devereaux has also served as ... Read More »

Experian Introduces Enterprise Fraud and ID Business in North America

Dedicated unit launches Big Data fraud service for breach and identity compromise detection At the start of the Vision 2015 Conference, Experian® announced a new dedicated enterprise Fraud and ID business in North America. This newly established business unit allows Experian to more aggressively address the growing variety of fraud risk and identity management challenges businesses, financial institutions and government agencies ... 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 »

Social Media Analytics Firm tracx Raises $18m

Social media analytics specialist tracx has secured an $18m Series C round of financing, which it will use to drive product innovation, hire new staff, and fund the launch of additional global offices. With existing locations in New York, Tel Aviv and London, tracx’ solutions allow real-time relevancy analysis and data mining of social media, giving insights into customer, competitor ... Read More »


ICRA Limited appointed Naresh Takkar CEO of Group ICRA, succeeding PK Choudhury, effective immediately. Mr. Takkar will continue to hold his current title as Managing Director and CEO of ICRA, Limited. “Mr. Takkar has provided strong leadership to ICRA over a career spanning more than 20 years with the company, and he will be able to leverage his knowledge and ... 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 »

Veda Hosted Meeting of Minds to Combat Financial Services Fraud

Senior executives from Australia’s big banks, credit unions, card companies, and international financial institutions were joined by Australian law enforcement officials and leading Australian and international anti-fraud experts to discuss new threats in financial services fraud. Global data sourced by Veda from the September quarter 2014[1] showed during the reporting period, 44 per cent of transactions analyzed were from financial services, ... 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 »

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 »