Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Announces New Chief Financial Officer Sam Paisley
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 14, 2011) - Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., a privately-held company based in Los Angeles, today announced the addition of its new CFO, Sam Paisley. He joins the company's seasoned team of executives, many of whom have previously worked together successfully growing numerous public and private companies.
Paisley brings over 35 years of experience in corporate finance and will work with senior management to lead the company's finance, accounting and corporate development initiatives. Prior to joining the company, Paisley held various senior positions at ValueClick during his eight year tenure, including chief financial officer, chief operating officer and chief administrative officer. He was instrumental in overseeing ValueClick's Wall Street relationships and leading that company's corporate development program, a key element of its growth to a multi-billion dollar public company. Paisley has also served as CFO for a number of private companies including RazorGator and SpotRunner. Paisley began his career as an accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and was a senior partner at KPMG.
As CFO of ValueClick, Paisley helped complete the acquisition of Simpli.com, a company founded by current Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. CEO, Jeff Stibel. "We were impressed by Sam's ability to integrate and manage high growth businesses during his tenure at ValueClick," Stibel said. "When it came time to look for our CFO at Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., he was a natural fit given his broad experience across finance, operations, media and technology."
Paisley rounds out the Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. management team, a group of executives who share a common goal of helping businesses build their credit and credibility. The team has worked together in the past to build numerous high-growth public and private companies and has already led Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. to record revenue and customer growth.
The senior management team of the company is as follows:
Jeffrey Stibel is Chairman, President and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Stibel was previously President and CEO of Web.com and General Manager of United Online. Prior to United Online, Stibel was founder and CEO of Simpli.com, currently part of ValueClick. Stibel currently sits on the boards of numerous private and public companies including The Search Agency, EdgeCast Networks, BrainGate and Autobytel, as well as academic boards for Tufts University and Brown University. Stibel is the author of numerous academic and business articles, including the book Wired for Thought (Harvard Business Press: 2009) and is the named inventor on the U.S. patent for search engine interfaces. Stibel studied business at MIT's Sloan School and brain science at Brown University, where he was the recipient of the Brain and Behavior Fellowship while studying for his PhD.
William Borzage serves as Senior Vice President, Sales of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., overseeing sales, sales operations and customer support across the U.S. and Canada. Prior to Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., Borzage was Senior Vice President, Marketing and Lead Generation for Web.com. Borzage has held key roles in notable online companies including: Traffic Marketplace (acquired by Epic Media Group, Inc.) where he was a co-founder and CFO; and Greenfield Online, Inc., where he was Vice President, Online Marketing. Borzage also spent time at NetZero (now a subsidiary of United Online), where he managed advertising and sales operations. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from California State University and an M.B.A. from Loyola Marymount University.
Peter Delgrosso serves as Senior Vice President, Business Development of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., overseeing all elements of the partnership channel and related strategic direction. Prior to Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., Delgrosso served in senior leadership roles running business development, public relations and investor relations for Web.com. Prior to Web.com, Delgrosso served as Vice President, Corporate Communications, managing media relations and investor relations for United Online. Prior to United Online, Delgrosso handled all marketing and communications for Simpli.com, a start-up specializing in search and marketing technology, which is currently owned by ValueClick. Delgrosso started his career focusing on high-tech PR for Internet start-ups at The Weber Group (Weber Shandwick) and Blanc and Otus. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in television-radio and a minor in history from Ithaca College.
Judy Hackett serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Hackett has more than 25 years of experience in consumer and B to B strategic planning, marketing, advertising, brand development and product management. Hackett was previously Chief Marketing Officer at Web.com, and held the position of Chief Marketing Officer for CareerBuilder, co-owned by Tribune, Knight Ridder and Gannett, where she led consumer marketing, corporate communications, and product development. Prior to CareerBuilder, Hackett was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications at HeadHunter.NET and helped take the company public in 1999. Hackett also spent time in television as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising for TBS Superstation. Hackett has received numerous industry awards in her career including an EMMY, ADDY, PRSA Phoenix Award and Promax / BPME Gold Medallion. She graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Journalism.
Moujan Kazerani serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., overseeing legal & compliance matters. Prior to joining the company, Kazerani served as General Counsel for automotive retailing sites TrueCar and Zag. Immediately prior, Kazerani worked for the law school of UCLA. Kazerani started her career as a corporate associate at the international law firm of Gibson, Dun & Crutcher LLC, where her practice primarily consisted of mergers & acquisitions, licensing and securities law. She received her JD from UCLA School of Law and has a BA in Psychology from University of California at Berkeley.
Chris Nowlin serves as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Operations of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., overseeing all employee and operational matters. Nowlin most recently served as SVP, Human Resources and General Manager for the Marketing Services division at Web.com. Prior to Web.com, he served in a multitude of human resources leadership positions for the Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA). Nowlin earned a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology & Business from Pepperdine University and also holds an MBA from Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management.
Aaron Stibel serves as Senior Vice President, Technology of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Prior to Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., Stibel spent nine years with software company, Revenue Solutions Inc. leading technology efforts for multi-billion dollar enterprise data warehousing implementations for government agencies. Stibel additionally led consulting and sales engagements for large scale enterprise technology implementations ranging from $500K to $250M. Previously, Stibel was a senior technology consultant at Granitar, helping financial services clients develop eCommerce and data strategies, including implementations for Thompson Financial, MindBranch.com, Law.com, Boston.Com, and NYT Companies. Stibel began his career at business consulting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the Strategic Change Business Unit. He holds a BS in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University.
About Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. is the leading provider of business credit management and credibility building solutions. The company helps businesses establish their credit with a D&B D-U-N-S? Number and provides the only real business credit solution available to companies looking to build, monitor and impact their business credit and credibility. The company's headquarters are in Los Angeles, CA with offices throughout the United States. For more information on the company, please visit www.dandb.com.