COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian®, the leading global information services company, today announced that Jennifer Schulz has joined the organization as group president of its vertical markets group, which include the automotive, public sector and healthcare businesses in North America.
"Experian is focused on building on the many opportunities that reside within our vertical markets businesses. We believe Jennifer's extensive financial services background will prove to be a significant asset as we continue to expand in these areas," said Victor Nichols, CEO of Experian North America. "We are pleased to have her join the team and excited about the strategic thinking, leadership and deep industry knowledge that she brings to the company."
In her new role, Schulz will focus on growing and expanding Experian's vertical markets in North America. Over the last several years Experian has made significant investments into key vertical markets, experiencing growth organically and through acquisitions, including the recent acquisition of Passport Health.
Prior to joining Experian, Schulz served as senior vice president of global product strategy, innovations and eCommerce for Visa, Inc. In that role, she was responsible for the strategic direction and management of Visa's global eCommerce business and for driving Visa's product innovation strategy. Schulz and her team led key initiatives and businesses, including V.me (Visa's Digital Wallet), PlaySpan and the Visa Developer Center.
Schulz earned her Bachelor of Arts in public relations from the University of Wisconsin and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan-Ross School of Business.
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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