Almost unnoticed and without fanfare D&B is ramping up its data and analytics capabilities by hiring Paul D. Ballew as Chief Data and Analytics Officer.    He will be responsible for global data and information management, customer analytics, predictive analytics and the overall data and analytic strategy for the company.   

According to Mr. Ballew’s credentials he does not come with the usual commercial or consumer credit reporting baggage.   In particular his background and past affiliations with Nationwide, General Motors, J.D. Powers and the Federal Reserve is an indication that CEO Sara Mathew appears to be on the right track in transforming D&B to compete in the new era of BIG data and analytics.

Source:  D&B Website