McGraw-Hill-Financial-logo2McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI) (the “Company”) announced a series of leadership changes across the Company.  Following the successful completion of the SNL Financial acquisition on September 1, 2015, the Company’s S&P Capital IQ business will be combined with SNL Financial under the leadership of Mike Chinn, former President and CEO of SNL Financial, who has been named President of the combined entity, effective immediately.

The Company also announced that Imogen Dillon Hatcher, who previously served as President of S&P Capital IQ, has been named President of Platts.  Larry Neal, Platts’ President since 2009, has decided to retire and will remain as a senior advisor reporting to Doug Peterson through the end of 2015.

The Company also announced that John Berisford, Executive Vice President of Human Resources at McGraw Hill Financial, has been named Acting President of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, succeeding Neeraj Sahai, who has resigned to pursue other opportunities.  France Gingras, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, will serve as Acting Executive Vice President of Human Resources at the Company.


Mike Chinn is President of S&P Capital IQ/SNL Financial.  Mr. Chinn joined the Company with its acquisition of SNL Financial in September of 2015, where he most recently served as President and CEO.  Prior to being named CEO in 2010, Mr. Chinn served as President of SNL for ten years. He has spent his entire career at SNL, starting with the company in 1994 as an analyst.

Imogen Dillon Hatcher is President of Platts.  She was most recently the President of S&P Capital IQ, a position she has held since November 2014.  Ms. Dillon Hatcher joined the Company in April 2014 in the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer.  Before joining McGraw Hill Financial, Ms. Dillon Hatcher was with FTSE Group for 10 years, and in 2010, when FTSE was acquired by the London Stock Exchange Group, she became Executive Director of their Information Services businesses.  Earlier in her career, she was Head of European Sales and Marketing at Informa Global Markets Ltd, and she has also held senior posts in other leading data vendor companies, including Financial Times Information, Extel Financial Ltd, and Reuters plc.

John Berisford is Acting President of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services.  Previously Mr. Berisford served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources for McGraw Hill Financial. He played a key role in the separation and sale of McGraw Hill Education and the formation of McGraw Hill Financial.  Before joining the Company in 2011, he spent 22 years at PepsiCo, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Pepsi Beverages Company.  Previously, he held senior Human Resources positions with Pepsi Bottling Group and was instrumental in leading the successful integration of Pepsi Bottling Group into PepsiCo following the 2009 acquisition.

Source: McGraw Hill Financial