LONDON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FICO (NYSE: FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, today announced that it has appointed Hayley Kershaw as its new vice president and managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Kershaw previously headed the Professional Services team in EMEA, and will now run sales, services and marketing for FICO in the region.
Kershaw has more than 20 years of experience in financial services. Before joining FICO in February 2011, she was UK IT director for IKANO Financial Services. She has also led multi-million-pound IT and business transformation programs for First Data International, Capital One, AMS (now CGI) and Barclaycard.
"Businesses and public agencies around the world are seeing the potential of analytics to help them engage more successfully with their customers," said Kershaw. "FICO's clients are at the forefront of this trend, actively exploring how analytics-driven Big Data, cloud computing and mobile communications can increase their success. My focus is on making sure that we are the best possible partner for every client seeking to build their analytic advantage, whether they are a longtime user of analytics or a relative newcomer."
"Hayley has impressed us all with her wealth of operational, technical and strategic knowledge and experience in financial services," said Mike Gordon, FICO's executive VP for sales, services and marketing. "Now, with her expanded responsibilities, Hayley will be able to share that valuable experience to an even broader array of clients. We're looking forward to seeing the results she's going to bring to clients throughout the region."
FICO (NYSE: FICO), formerly known as Fair Isaac, is a leading analytics software company, helping businesses in 80+ countries make better decisions that drive higher levels of growth, profitability and customer satisfaction. The company's groundbreaking use of Big Data and mathematical algorithms to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries. FICO provides analytics software and tools used across multiple industries to manage risk, fight fraud, build more profitable customer relationships, optimize operations and meet strict government regulations. Many of our products reach industry-wide adoption — such as the FICO® Score, the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States. FICO solutions leverage open-source standards and cloud computing to maximize flexibility, speed deployment and reduce costs. The company also helps millions of people manage their personal credit health. FICO: Make every decision count™. Learn more at www.fico.com.
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