Ms. Hook has served as Chief Executive Officer since October 2010, as a member of the Board since November 2010, and as President since January 2008. Previously, Ms. Hook served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunrocket, Inc., a voice over IP service provider, held several executive-level posts at America Online, Inc., a web services company, was a partner at Brera Capital Partners, a global private equity investment firm, managing director of Alpine Capital Group, LLC., an investment banking firm, held several executive positions at Time Warner, Inc., a diversified media company, was legal advisor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and was a senior attorney at Viacom International, Inc., a diversified media company.
Ms. Hook serves on the board of Worldpay Inc. (NYSE: WP), a payment processing firm. Ms. Hook has previously served as Senior Independent Director of RELX PLC (FTSE: RELX) and RELX NV, providers of information solutions, Covad Communications (NASDAQ: COVD), Time Warner Telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC), and National Geographic Ventures. In 2012, she was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). In recognition of her personal and professional achievements, The Dickinson School of Law and Penn State University honored Ms. Hook as a 2012 Penn State Alumni Fellow. Her non-profit affiliations include being a director of Women in Cable Television (WICT), and Island Press, on the Advisory Board of The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and Vice Chair on the Corporate Fund Board of the John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts. She is a member of the Committee of 200, an organization of the world's most successful women entrepreneurs and innovators, and the Committee For Economic Development, a business-led public policy organization.
Carolyn oversees Neustar's worldwide finance organization that includes treasury, accounting, financial planning and analysis and real estate management. She is a seasoned professional with more than 30 years of experience managing financial operations for information services and consumer packaged goods companies.
Carolyn joins Neustar from Strategic Insight, a New York based global asset management company. Prior to that, she was the global CFO of LexisNexis Group, a division of Reed Elsevier. Carolyn guided LexisNexis through its transformation from an offline provider of legal information to a global leader in full workflow solutions to the legal industry. Her impressive track record includes a role as CFO at Frito-Lay (a PepsiCo company) — one of the world’s most admired consumer goods companies.
Venkat Achanta is Senior Vice President, Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Neustar, Inc. Venkat is responsible for expanding Neustar’s authoritative identity and attribution platform to find innovative ways to create connected customer experiences across people, places and things.
Prior to Neustar, Venkat was Chief Data Officer and Head of the Data and Analytics group at Walmart, where he was responsible for all data and analytics delivery platforms across the company.
Venkat has more than 20 years of experience in data science, analytics and enterprise information management. While at Walmart, Venkat spearheaded the data fabric, advanced analytics platforms and decision services groups globally. Prior to Walmart, Venkat was Global Head of Analytics and Big Data at AIG. Venkat has held senior leadership positions with various companies that are noted in the industry for their data and analytics capabilities, including Capital One, where he was Vice President, Enterprise Data Services and Experian, where he was Vice President, Global Product Development and Delivery.
Venkat holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Andhra University in India and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from UCLA.
Mr. Edwards is Senior Vice President of Data Solutions, the department that oversees Neustar’s complex data exchanges and the services that rely on them. In this role, he defines overall strategy, driving innovation through the introduction of new services and solutions to address client and market opportunities. Services overseen by Mr. Edwards include local number portability, order management, and caller ID services as well as domain name registries and Neustar’s online threat intelligence solutions. Prior to this role, he served as Senior Vice President for Carrier Services; specifically overseeing North America carrier sales, management of services and solutions, marketing and channel partnerships for the Service Provider market.
Prior to joining Neustar, Mr. Edwards was Chief Operating Officer at Regenesis Power LLC. Earlier in his career, he served as Chief Marketing Officer for Sonus Networks Inc.; Vice President of indirect sales and channel development at AT&T Business Services; and President of BT Visual Images.
Edward M. Prince, Jr. is Neustar’s Senior Vice President, Analytics Solutions. In this role, he oversees the development and management of complete, cloud-based workflow solutions to enable clients to more effectively market their brands. These services include Neustar’s Measurement and Attribution, Customer Intelligence, Activation and Compliance, Risk and Fraud. Mr. Prince also oversaw the Corporate Development Group that has driven eight acquisitions over the last five years transferring Neustar to an Information Services company. Prior to joining Neustar, Mr. Prince was the Chief Operating Officer, Global Media, at National Geographic, and President, National Geographic Ventures — the for-profit arm of National Geographic where he worked from 2003-2012. Mr. Prince also served as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at AOL Broadband from 2002-2003, and Senior Vice President, Business Development for AOL from 1999-2002.
Ms. Brennan is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources. She oversees all human resource programs including talent management and acquisition, education and development, employee engagement and compensation and benefits.
Prior to joining Neustar, Ms. Brennan was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources at Verisign, an Internet infrastructure company. Additionally, she has served as the Head of Group Human Resources for the Bank of Ireland, based in Dublin, where she worked with the Board to appoint a new CEO and implemented a talent management agenda with a focus on strategic external recruitment and internal development.
She also served as the Human Resources Director for Barclays PLC's Global Retail and Commercial Banking (GRCB) business, based in London, where she was responsible for all aspects of the human resources strategy and execution in support of the Barclays’ global expansion.
Ms. Brennan has held senior management positions at AT&T, British Telecommunications and Computer Sciences Corporation. Ms. Brennan received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.
As Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations, Peter Burke leads engineering, IT, security, technical operations, and architecture. He is responsible for alignment of Neustar services and infrastructure to the needs of the business and the marketplace.
As a visionary technologist, Mr. Burke is known for translating complex technologies into meaningful business opportunities. He joins Neustar from ARRIS where he was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of ARRIS Video Systems, serving the world’s largest telecommunications and cable operators.
Previously, he was the Vice President of Product Management at Motorola Mobility, where he led the development of products for the digital video market. Mr. Burke has also held executive management positions at InQuira (acquired by Oracle), Convergys, and Ceon (acquired by Convergys).
Shawn is responsible for all Sales and Marketing. He has an extensive background in marketing solutions as well as in risk and compliance. Prior to Neustar, Shawn was Chief Sales Officer at Fiserv, a provider of financial services technology. His long and distinguished career also includes executive posts at Acxiom Corporation and Electronic Data Systems.
Shawn’s efforts at Fiserv led to record sales results in four of his five years there. He has sold across multiple product lines and industry verticals, re-engineered major revenue generating organizations and has a track record of leading high performing teams.
Yosha is responsible for the strategic planning process, driving operational performance management and all corporate communications, including employee communications and external affairs. He brings over 20 years of global experience in online advertising, digital media and emerging technologies across product management, product marketing, business and corporate development to Neustar.
Previously, he served as Chief of Staff to the President and CEO of Neustar and led product marketing for the company’s entire solutions portfolio. He joined Neustar through the 2013 acquisition of Aggregate Knowledge, where he ran product and marketing. Prior to Aggregate Knowledge, he was director of online services at Microsoft and was involved in many of their key online advertising efforts.
For the first nine years of his career, Yosha led new data communication and networking technology product initiatives at MCI WorldCom, Teleglobe Communications, and XO Communications. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from Berea College, KY and an MBA in International Marketing and Strategy from The George Washington University.
Kevin is Neustar’s principal legal officer and is responsible for the company’s legal function. Kevin provides strategic advice to the management team, focusing on key legal issues and business strategies and initiatives. He also serves as the Neustar’s corporate secretary supporting the company’s board of directors.
Kevin joined Neustar in December 2013 as a Senior Counsel and was subsequently promoted to Deputy General Counsel in 2015. Prior to joining Neustar, Kevin was in private practice where he regularly counseled clients regarding mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, corporate governance, public company reporting, regulatory compliance, executive compensation, employment law and dispute resolution and litigation.