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Charles E. Gottdiener President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Gottdiener was appointed Neustar President & Chief Executive Officer of Neustar in July 2018 to drive the growth of the company's global leadership in Information Services.

Mr. Gottdiener has a 30-year track record of leading information services and technology companies, driving innovation in client solutions, increasing revenue and profitability and scaling operations.

Prior to joining Neustar, he was Chief Operating Officer (COO) and a Managing Director at Providence Equity Partners. As COO, Mr. Gottdiener led the firm's portfolio operations, business development, human resources and other administrative functions. He also served as an interim CEO or Board member of several Providence portfolio companies including Blackboard, SRA International, Altegrity, Survey Sampling, VRAD and Ascend Learning.

Previously he spent seven years at Dun & Bradstreet where he served in a number of strategy and operating leadership roles including as President of the global risk, analytics and internet solutions business. Prior to Dun & Bradstreet, Mr. Gottdiener held several leadership positions in consulting with Boston Consulting Group, CSC Index, Ernst & Young Consulting and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

Mr. Gottdiener received a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College. He is a trustee of Grinnell College.


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Venkat Achanta Executive Vice President, Chief Data Officer and Chief Technology Officer

Venkat Achanta is Executive Vice President, Chief Data and Technology 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. He also leads the Product Engineering and Technology Operations team, responsible for aligning Neustar solutions and infrastructure to customer and business needs.

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.


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Brian McCann Executive Vice President and President, Security Solutions

Brian McCann joined Neustar in October 2019 as Executive Vice President and President of Security Solutions. He is responsible for the vision, strategy, operations and stakeholder satisfaction of the company's cloud-based and data-driven security solutions business including Neustar's industry leading application security, DNS, security intelligence and website performance management offerings.

Brian has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in high-growth security and technology businesses. Prior to Neustar, he served as the President of the Security Solutions business unit at NETSCOUT Systems. Brian was also the CEO of ONPATH Technologies and sold the company to NETSCOUT in 2012. Prior to that, he was the Founding President of ADVA Optical Networking USA and earlier in his career he was in marketing and sales at 3M.

Brian received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Rutgers University.


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Lee Kirschbaum Executive Vice President, Risk and Communications Solutions

Lee Kirschbaum serves as Executive Vice President of Neustar’s Risk and Communications Solutions. In this role, he is responsible for accelerating the growth and innovation within Neustar's leading cloud-based and data driven fraud, authentication, compliance, caller intelligence, and order management solutions.

With almost two decades of product, marketing and strategy leadership roles across a wide range of software, technology and information services businesses, Lee was most recently Senior Vice President of Product, Marketing and Alliances at Opus, a leading provider of risk and compliance. Before joining Opus, he was President of Kroll Compliance, a division within Kroll focused on providing technology-enabled due diligence and compliance solutions. Previously, Lee served for eight years at Dun & Bradstreet in several senior leadership roles. Earlier in his career, he held strategy roles at Qwest Communications and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

Lee received a Master of Business Administration from the Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Chicago.


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Brian J. Kober Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

As Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Kober works closely with Neustar's business leaders to drive strategy development, resource allocation and strategy execution to maximize long-term growth. He brings to the role more than 30 years of experience formulating and executing growth strategies across a broad spectrum of technology-based industries.

Prior to Neustar, Mr. Kober was Chief Enterprise Transformation Officer for Komatsu America, leading the company's effort to unlock next-generation growth through digital transformation. During his career at Komatsu, he led corporate strategy, analytics and information technology. Previously, Mr. Kober spent ten years with Motorola in leadership roles in strategy and operations at both the corporate center and the personal communications sector. He also was a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and held various engineering, marketing and sales roles with Air Products & Chemicals.

Mr. Kober received a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from The University of Michigan.


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Carey Pellock Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Carey serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources (HR) Officer. In this capacity, she oversees all global HR strategies that focus on talent management and acquisition, organizational design and effectiveness, compensation and benefits, and change management.

Carey has more than 20 years of demonstrated expertise in leading high performance HR teams by advancing employee engagement, people development, retention strategies and recruitment programs designed to grow the business and enable it to deliver on its commitments. She has been with Neustar since 2012.

Prior to Neustar, she served in progressively responsible HR roles at Sallie Mae, a publicly traded financial services company.

Carey received a Master of Business Administration in HR Management and a Bachelor of Science from Strayer University.


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Dorean Kass Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer

Dorean is the Executive Vice President of Sales. In this role, he oversees global field sales, account management, sales engineering, lead generation and sales operations with a focus on helping clients succeed by solving their most critical challenges.

Dorean has a proven track record in information services, having spent the past 12 years at Neustar leading sales across a variety of business units including marketing analytics, risk, and security. Prior to Neustar, he spent six years in the technology consulting and software space.

Dorean received an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Economics from Stanford University.


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Kevin Hughes Executive Vice President and General Counsel

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.


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Michael Schoen Senior Vice President, Marketing Solutions

As Neustar’s Senior Vice President, Marketing Solutions, Michael Schoen leads product, marketing, and commercial strategy for Neustar’s customer identity, experience, and analytics products including multi-touch attribution (MTA), marketing mix modeling (MMM), consumer data management and media activation (IDMP), as well as data onboarding and identity resolution solutions. He joined Neustar in 2014.

With over 25 years of experience as a strategy, product, and technology leader, his expertise has helped in building highly effective cross-functional teams and identifying and resolving issues to drive success for partners and customers. Previously, Schoen was the Executive Vice President, Product at Cadreon, IPG’s cross-channel audience measurement, management and buying platform. He was responsible for driving the product strategy, development, and technology partnerships that enabled Cadreon’s offerings across all addressable media. Schoen was also the GM, Advertising Platforms and Vice President of Product and Technology at Looksmart.

Michael received his A.B. degree in Computer Science from Harvard University, and his Master of Business Administration from UCLA Anderson School of Management.


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Bob McKay Senior Vice President, Risk Solutions

Bob McKay serves as Senior Vice President, Risk Solutions. In his role, he is responsible for developing and executing Neustar's Risk Solutions business, a set of world class data-driven technologies that help organizations authenticate customers, diminish exposures to fraud and non-compliance, and improve frictionless experiences.

Prior to joining Neustar in 2018, Bob held senior leadership positions within high growth and innovative software and information companies, including data-driven technology firms assisted in the settlement of payments, solutions to identify the risks associated with new account opening, Know Your Customer (KYC), anti-money laundering, and with B2B manufacturing outsourcing.

Bob received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign.


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Jimmy Garvert Senior Vice President, Communications Solutions

Jimmy Garvert is Neustar’s Senior Vice President, Communications Solutions. In his role, he is responsible for the management and strategic direction of Neustar’s broad set of offerings that serve the global communications industry such as Caller Intelligence, Listings Management, Global Number Routing, and Order Management Solutions.

Jimmy has over 20 years of senior leadership experience in the telecommunications services industry. He initially joined Neustar in 2015 as part of the acquisition of the Transaction Network Services (TNS) CallerID business where he was Chief Operating Officer of the TNS Telecom Services Division.

Jimmy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University.


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Hyune Hand Senior Vice President, Customer Success

Hyune Hand serves as Neustar’s Senior Vice-President of Customer Engagement where she oversees the development and execution of customer success strategies to maximize customer acquisition, retention, and profitability.

Hyune has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in the information services and technology industry. Prior to joining Neustar in 2019, she was the Chief Executive Officer at Agility Recovery Solutions, a business continuity and recovery solutions provider located in Denver, CO. Hyune also served in senior leadership positions at Digital Globe, Wolters Kluwer Corporations, a provider of compliance and governance solutions, D&B and D&B Hoovers, a global provider of sales and marketing, risk management and supply chain business information used by companies to make data and analytics-informed decisions.

Hyune holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Grove City College.


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J. Martin Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

J Martin is Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Neustar. J is responsible for the company’s technology transformation – a critical component for achieving Neustar’s Roadmap for Growth strategy. As CIO he also leads Technical Operations, Platform, Enterprise Services, and Information Security.

J brings over 25 years of leadership at top pharmaceutical, retail, financial services, and emerging technology companies. Before Neustar, J was Senior Vice President of Core Technology for GlaxoSmithKline and Vice President of Engineering and Enterprise Architecture for Walmart.

J received his Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Ohio University and his Master of Business Administration from The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.