Equifax has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director for its UK & Ireland business. Patricio Remon, currently General Manager of Equifax Iberia, will take over from Shawn Holtzclaw with effect from 15th September 2014.
Shawn Holtzclaw is returning to Equifax US to lead its Credit Marketing and Debt Management operations.
During Shawn Holtzclaw’s four year tenure, the Equifax UK business has grown in its key markets by delivering market-leading solutions for risk management, fraud prevention and customer acquisition and marketing. It has also significantly expanded its Personal Solutions proposition, providing millions of consumers with direct access to their credit information. More recently the UK business led the acquisition by Equifax Inc of TDX, the UK’s largest debt placement services and debt management platform company, TDX.
Since joining Equifax in 2006, Patricio Remon has held a number of leadership roles, most recently spearheading initiatives in Spain and Portugal. This provided financial services businesses with valuable insight in order to remain competitive and profitable in a difficult economic climate. Earlier in his career, Patricio was General Manager of Equifax Peru and Ecuador, and increased the company’s footprint in these markets.
Shawn Holtzclaw said at the time of the announcement, “I am proud of the positive impact the UK & Ireland Equifax business continues to have on the market and economy. We have an exceptionally talented and dedicated team of people who deliver crucial insight and continued innovation for our customers.”
Patricio Remon added: “Equifax is an exceptionally strong business that is recognised in the UK & Ireland for helping organisations make better decisions and improve profitability, as well as empowering consumers to manage their finances. I am looking forward to building on our market-leading propositions to make Equifax the insights business of choice and continue our role in the success of our customers and the UK economy as a whole.”