Schaumburg, Ill. – July 12, 2006 – Experian, a global information solutions company, today announced that Ralph Sherman has joined its Marketing Solutions group as senior vice president of Finance and Administration. Sherman’s experience in leading a variety of financial functions in companies around the world directly supports Experian Marketing Solutions’ strategic business goals.
“Experian Marketing Solutions is a vital part of Experian’s service offering in the Americas and Ralph’s established background as a financial leader brings an added dimension of expertise to our company,” said Deborah Zuccarini, group president of Experian Marketing Solutions. “Ralph will be a strong contributor to the success of our business as we continue to expand our group, and we are pleased to have him join Experian.”
Sherman brings more than 18 years of finance experience in information services. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of AC Nielsen Worldwide as well as VNU Advisory Services, providing financial leadership to a range of businesses from start-up operations to large, multi-nationals, and has facilitated mergers and acquisitions in more than 100 countries. He also held other senior financial roles at Grupo Lund and IMS Health.
Born in Brazil and raised in Brazil and Argentina, Sherman, 50, has extensive familiarity with international business protocols and cross-cultural practices, particularly in Latin America, Europe and Asia, and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and resides with his wife Christina near Chicago in Lake in the Hills, Ill.
Sherman operates out of Experian’s Schaumburg, Ill., facility and reports directly to Deborah Zuccarini.
Experian is a global leader in providing value-added information solutions to organizations and consumers. Experian provides information, analytics, decision-making solutions and processing services. Using its comprehensive understanding of individuals, markets and economies, it helps organizations to find, develop and manage customer relationships to make their businesses more profitable. Experian promotes greater financial health and opportunity among consumers by enabling them to understand, manage and protect their personal information, helping them control financial aspects of key life events and make the most advantageous financial decisions.
Experian works with clients across diverse industries, including financial services, telecommunications, health care, insurance, retail and catalog, automotive, manufacturing, leisure, utilities, e-commerce, property and government. A subsidiary of GUS plc with headquarters in Nottingham, UK, and Costa Mesa, Calif., Experian employs more than 12,500 people in 28 countries worldwide who support clients in more than 60 countries. Annual sales are in excess of $3.0 billion.
For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.experian.com.