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Neustar Appoints Julian Lighton as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development

Apr 4, 2012


Sterling, VA – Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) announced today that Julian Lighton has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development.  Mr. Lighton’s responsibilities include corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions, emphasizing both organic growth initiatives and acquisitions. He will report directly to Neustar’s President and CEO, Lisa Hook.  He will be based out of Neustar’s Mountain View, CA office.

“I am pleased to welcome Julian to Neustar given his track record of identifying and executing on high growth opportunities,” said Ms. Hook. “Julian’s experience as a strategist and a general manager in successfully founding and scaling new businesses, entering emerging markets and building new business models for business intelligence and analytics makes him the ideal choice to lead Neustar’s growth strategy.”  

Mr. Lighton has more than 20 years of experience in leading the creation and execution of highly successful corporate, business unit and new market strategies that produce strong top- and bottom-line impact for Fortune 1000 businesses.  He comes to Neustar from Cisco, Inc., where he served as Vice President for Strategy, Planning and Market Development in their World Wide Enterprise Business. In that role, Mr. Lighton was responsible for Cisco’s global go-to-market strategy, business planning, governance and metrics, business intelligence and market development for more than two-thirds of the company’s business.

“I am very excited to join Neustar. Companies, like Neustar, that manage information, performance or technology standards and organize their value chain participation to take advantage of them, always outperform their peers in terms of profitability, growth and value creation. I look forward to helping Lisa and the team continue to grow rapidly, leveraging this model, into a world leading business analytics and information service provider,” said Mr. Lighton.

Additionally, Mr. Lighton served as Vice President of Strategy, Operations and Business Development for Cisco’s Emerging Markets, which included 136 countries covering Latin America, the Middle East and Africa and Russia and Central and Eastern Europe.  He successfully guided this multi-cultural, global business to grow at over 30% annually for 5 years to become a highly profitable, five billion dollar a year business. Prior to Cisco, Mr. Lighton held senior level positions with Hitachi Americas Limited, McKinsey & Co. and Cambridge Technology Partners. 

About Neustar, Inc.

Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications, entertainment, advertising and marketing industries throughout the world.  Neustar applies its advanced, secure technologies in routing, addressing and authentication to its customers’ data to help them identify new revenue opportunities network efficiencies, cybersecurity and fraud protection measures.  More information is available at