The appointment of a new chief data and analytics officer by Equifax
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Harald Schneider is Equifax's new Chief Data & Analytics Officer. Schneider will manage the company's worldwide Data & Analytics team and advocate global data innovation, harnessing the benefits of Equifax's data assets, analytics capabilities, and single data fabric in the Equifax CloudTM to create new products and growth
Harald Schneider will serve as an extended member of the Equifax Senior Leadership Team, reporting to Bryson Koehler, Equifax Chief Product, Data & Analytics and Technology Officer.
"Data and analytics are at the heart of Equifax, and we are energized to have Harald join Equifax in such an important leadership role,"
said Mark W. Begor, Chief Executive Officer at Equifax.
"Strong global collaboration between our Data & Analytics, Product and Technology teams is the essential partnership that will drive the next era of innovation and growth at Equifax. This is a truly exciting time for Equifax and our Data & Analytics team - and we're just getting started."
Schneider brings more than two decades of multinational experience to the role of Chief Data & Analytics Officer. He joins Equifax from Visa, where he served as Global Head of Data Products. Prior to that, Schneider held the position of Chief Analytics Officer at Tandem Bank in the U.K. He also held international data and business leadership roles at Capital One, Citigroup, and Pardus Capital.
"Harald has a proven track record in cloud-native data and analytics leadership," said Bryson Koehler.
"The New Equifax has set itself apart in the industry by leveraging the power of the Equifax Cloud to drive record levels of new product innovation. Harald will play an instrumental role in enabling our global D&A teams to maximize the benefits of the cloud, guiding our data catalog, data acquisition strategy, data quality management and Innovation Lab work to unlock even deeper decision intelligence for our customers."
Schneider holds a master's degree in finance from J.W.Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business.
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