Neustar Appoints Brian J. Kober as Chief Strategy Officer
Kober will play key role in strategic planning and execution to maximize growth
August 20, 2018 – STERLING, Va. – Neustar, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today announced the appointment of Brian J. Kober as Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer. He will work closely with Neustar’s leaders to drive the development and implementation of strategic choices to accelerate and maximize long-term growth. Kober will report to Charles Gottdiener, Neustar President and Chief Executive Officer.
Kober comes equipped with a 30-year track record of formulating and implementing successful growth strategies, scaling capabilities and delivering exponential growth. Previously, he was the Chief Enterprise Transformation Officer of Komatsu America, a $5 billion subsidiary of the Japanese construction and mining equipment manufacturer. During his tenure he spearheaded global initiatives to optimize processes, enhance operations, orchestrate next generation growth in sales and services enabled by digital transformation and architected a strategic partnership with a leading Fortune 100 software company.
“Brian is a world-class strategist,” said Gottdiener. “His know-how and track record to deliver transformative results and drive the fundamental processes critical to market success will serve us well in this exciting phase of Neustar’s growth as a global Information Services (IS) business. We are fortunate to have Brian join our leadership team.”
“My entire career has focused on helping companies navigate the right path to realize maximum growth and scale,” said Kober. “I am thrilled at this opportunity to be a member of the Neustar team.”
Prior to Komatsu, Kober spent ten years with Motorola in strategy and operational leadership roles. During his tenure he drove $500 million of increased profitability through new product launches, held profit and loss responsibility for a $300 million global aftermarket accessory products business and directed corporate strategy across all Motorola global sectors.
Kober was a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and held various engineering, marketing and sales roles with Air Products & Chemicals. He 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.
Neustar, Inc. is a leading global information services provider driving the connected world forward with responsible identity resolution. As a company built on a foundation of Privacy by Design, Neustar is depended upon by the world’s largest corporations to help grow, guard and guide their businesses with the most complete understanding of how to connect people, places and things. Neustar’s unique, accurate and real-time identity system, continuously corroborated through billions of transactions, empowers critical decisions across our clients’ enterprise needs. More information is available at https://www.home.neustar.
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