Infogroup, the provider of data-driven and interactive resources for targeted sales, marketing and research solutions, has been acquired by CCMP Capital Advisors and announced its new executive leadership team and Board of Directors.
Clare Hart has been named Infogroup’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Hart is considered an innovator and leader in the world of interactive data and business information services. She most recently served as President of the Dow Enterprise Media Group, which generated over $700 million in annual sales and comprised Dow Jones Indexes, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Dow Jones Licensing and Financial Information Services units. Prior to that appointment she was a founding member and ultimately President and Chief Executive Officer of Factiva, when it was a joint venture of Dow Jones and Reuters.
Rich Zannino, CCMP Managing Director and Chairman of Infogroup’s newly constituted Board of Directors, said, “We’re thrilled to have completed our acquisition of Infogroup and to be partnering with its highly talented management team and staff. Clare Hart has the perfect blend of skills – executive leadership, customer focus, product innovation, change management, technological savvy and deep relevant industry experience – to lead the transformation of Infogroup and deliver even greater value for its customers and ultimately its shareholders.”
Ms. Hart said, “I am looking forward to working with the Infogroup leadership team and all of the Infogroup employees as we help our clients win business, drive financial performance and attain market leadership through the use of Infogroup’s high quality, proprietary data, innovative technologies and results-driven targeted marketing solutions.”
Ms. Hart’s new leadership team will include current Infogroup executives that have contributed to the company’s success in the past as well as several newly appointed executives with highly relevant business experience.
Details of the new leadership team are in the announcement
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