COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian®, the leading global information services company, announced today that it 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 Services divisions.
"We are extremely pleased to announce these key additions to our leadership team. Genevieve, Hiq, Laura, Michele and Robin bring invaluable experience, as well as passion and commitment to our customers and to the company's strategic growth goals," said Lloyd Parker, group president of Credit Services, Experian North America. "Each of these individuals come from within the Experian family and has a proven track record in the organization. With their extensive knowledge of our business and the industry, there is no doubt that Experian will continue to thrive under their leadership."
Genevieve Juillard, President, Consumer Information Services: In her new position as president of Experian's Consumer Information Services, Juillard will oversee Experian's U.S. consumer credit bureau (about a $600 million business) and be responsible for all aspects of Experian's consumer credit activities within the business-to-business marketplace. In this role, she will oversee the delivery and management of business and industry leading products provided to Experian's diverse clientele. Juillard returns to Experian North America after recently opening Experian's credit bureau in Australia.
Hiq Lee, President, Business Information Services: Lee has been appointed to president of Experian's Business Information Services, one of Experian's fastest growing business lines which is devoted to helping businesses increase revenue and efficiency by making more informed decisions about its business-to-business customers. In her 10 years with the company, Lee has held several executive leadership roles most recently overseeing strategic alliances, resellers and sales education in North America.
Laura DeSoto, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Business Information Services: In this role, DeSoto is responsible for the strategic direction, development and execution of all product and marketing activities for Experian's commercial credit business. DeSoto has held numerous senior leadership positions in her 16 years with the company and also sits on the board of the Orange County Business Council (OCBC).
Michele Pearson, Senior Vice President of Indirect Sales for Credit Services and Decision Analytics: Pearson is responsible for strategic alliances, resellers and sales education across Experian's North American consumer and commercial credit and decision analytics businesses. Prior to this, Pearson was Vice President within Experian's Consumer Information Services division.
Robin Norris, Chief Financial Officer of Credit Services: In this role, Norris leads the financial operations of the Credit Services Group, a role that gives her financial management responsibility for over $1 Billion revenue. Prior to this, she was the Senior Vice President Controller for North America.
"We are focused not only on the growth of our company, but on cultivating development opportunities for talented employees, which are the cornerstones of Experian's success," said Dayna Parker, chief human resources officer, Experian. "We believe that our success stems from talented employees, and these five women fully embody that philosophy."
About Experian Credit Services
Credit Services manages extensive databases of credit application and repayment histories of millions of consumers and businesses around the world. This information is used by our clients to manage the risks associated with extending credit and to prevent fraud. Lenders and other members of the bureau provide Experian with credit application and repayment data on consumers and businesses. The company then augments that data with publically available information. The company operates 19 consumer and 13 business credit bureaus around the world.
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.
Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2013, was US$4.7 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.
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