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.
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.
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.
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.
Ms. Pellock serves as interim Senior Vice President of Human Resources (HR). 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.
Ms. Pellock 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.
Ms. Pellock received a Master of Business Administration in HR Management and a Bachelor of Science from Strayer University.
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.
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.