John Beal

John Beal

Senior Vice President, Analytics

John Beal is is SVP of analytics, Insurance, at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He is responsible for leading the company’s insurance analytics and modeling products and services. With more than 20 years of experience in data and analytics across the insurance and financial services industries and market-leading innovations, John and his team develop incremental predictive uses of existing data and processes with a strong focus on developing personal and commercial lines credit-based loss models as well as new non-credit industry solutions.

Prior to LexisNexis, he held key leadership roles at First Union National Bank in Charlotte, where he was vice president, credit and market analytics within the quantitative analysis group, and at Citicorp Bankcard, where he served as assistant vice president, credit policy department.

Bill Madison

Bill Madison

CEO Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Bill Madison is CEO, Insurance, for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He is responsible for all auto, home, life and commercial insurance business including solutions for underwriting, claims, and analytics, for the U.S. and international markets. Bill has played a key role in the integration of data services into multiple channels and in transforming LexisNexis from being a data provider in insurance to providing a holistic approach to risk analysis, underwriting and claims processing that includes process enhancement. These innovative solutions have helped insurance carriers achieve significant improvements in performance.

Bill joined the organization in 1989 as part of the Equifax acquisition of Innovative Research, where he was a member of the leadership team which developed several products that revolutionized auto insurance underwriting. When the company’s insurance services team was spun off from Equifax to create ChoicePoint, he was instrumental in transitioning the organization into a standalone unit.

Andrew Ballard

Andrew Ballard

Product Principal, UK & Ireland, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Andrew Ballard joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in 2019 as senior global product manager working with the automotive sector and then product principal with responsibility for LexisNexis Vehicle Build, and developing our vehicle data strategy in the UK and EU. Andrew is helping to drive, evaluate, test and build next-generation data services for the insurance continuum, from the point of outreach to the point of claims, responding to the evolving client and market needs for more insight on the vehicle and ADAS technology.

In his role, Andrew helps LexisNexis Risk Solutions with speed of development and cost, ensuring we are aligned to customer and compliance needs in the markets in which we operate. In this context he is involved in some of our most important R&D projects, shaping innovations and use-cases for the motor insurance market, vehicle manufacturers and vehicle technology on the road to advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving. Prior to LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Andrew trained as an automotive engineer and held senior positions as head of automotive product and proposition, data strategy director and principal OEM consultant for Experian. He was a pioneer in the launch of Car Data Check, former editor of Eurotax/Glass’s Guides and spent nearly a decade in roles for Citroën including retail service manager-special projects and customer relations officer.

Calvin Barber

Calvin Barber

Vice President, Technology

Calvin Barber is VP of technology for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. As the senior global technology leader since 2012, Calvin’s chief role is the evolution, design, development, implementation and support for the company’s information systems and applications. Calvin rejoined LexisNexis in 2009 as an architect responsible for modernizing ChoicePoint’s Insurance infrastructure and applications.

Prior to rejoining LexisNexis, he was vice president of advanced analytics responsible for client specific analytics for government, commercial and non-profit clients. Calvin has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Eleanor Brodie

Eleanor Brodie

Data Science Manager, Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Eleanor Brodie joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in April 2020 as data science manager, based in Dublin. She works in support of the UK& I and International data analytics team, leading the model building and R&D activities as they apply to our ongoing product pipeline and product enhancements across all Insurance services. In her role, Eleanor helps insurers understand the benefits and value of LexisNexis products, and supports insurers as they incorporate LexisNexis products into their predictive models.

Prior to LexisNexis, Eleanor held various positions in both customer and fraud analytics across the financial services industry, most recently as analytics assistant manager in Allied Irish Bank (AIB). Prior to that, she held a position as a data scientist in AXA Insurance Ireland as well as data science roles at Idiro Analytics and Western Union. Eleanor holds a master’s degree in statistics from University College Dublin.

James Burton

James Burton

Senior Director of Product Management, UK & Ireland, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

James Burton serves as senior director of product management, UK & Ireland, having come via the IIL acquisition, and is responsible for the management and execution of our product strategy across the business.

Prior to LexisNexis, James worked in a number of product and analytical roles across loyalty, credit risk and debt management after spending a number of years as a government bond trader. He has worked for Ikano Bank and Equifax and has a master's degree in economics from Nottingham University.

Caroline Elliott-Grey

Caroline Elliott-Grey

Product Manager, Insurance, UK & Ireland, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Caroline Elliott-Grey joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in February 2020 as product manager. She joined the company following 14 years as a digital product owner and digital business leader in the energy industry.

In her role, Caroline looks after third party data products including vehicle, fraud and commercial data providers. Most recently, prior to joining LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Caroline worked for E.ON leading on business readiness for all their digital channels. Within the product team, Caroline brings a bank of knowledge on stakeholder management, customer experience and agile ways of working. She holds a bachelor's of science degree from Nottingham Trent University.

Stuart Goldsmith

Stuart Goldsmith

Senior Product Manager, Motor Insurance, UK & Ireland, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Stuart Goldsmith is Senior Product Manager for LexisNexis® Risk Solutions. He joined in February 2015 and is responsible for LexisNexis® Policy Insights and LexID® for Insurance. He works with motor customers to help them drive maximum value from our services in the sector to better identify risk of claims, early cancellation, and fraud.

As the product owner of the Policy History database, he drives ongoing enhancements by defining and executing the vision, requirements, and design through to rollout of new services. He is also the subject matter expert for customer data management across all insurance markets, helping customers to gain more insight and effective performance from linking their disparate consumer datasets. Prior to joining LexisNexis®, Stuart spent more than 13 years with Acxiom as commercial product manager of Acxiom's email, mobile, landline and direct mail solutions where he was responsible for insight and action that drives customer acquisition, retention, and cross/up sell. Stuart has a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from the University of Leicester and holds a diploma of management science from Kingston University.

Mark Hargrave

Mark Hargrave

Associate Vice President, Technology & Software Engineering, Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Mark Hargrave is associate vice president, technology & software engineering, Insurance, at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Mark joined in 2015 as head of technology and operations, leading all aspects of the technology that maintains the high volume, low latency solutions underpinning our insurance services. He works in the global Technology organisation with responsibility for the UK & Ireland and EU operations. In his role, Mark oversees our agile transformation and cloud migration activities, moving to a cloud-native system based on delivering improved resiliency and inherent scalability. He has successfully transformed the insurance technology organisation from a siloed waterfall model to a lean squad-based model, bringing delivery improved time to market.

Prior to LexisNexis, Mark held senior positions as CIO of Smart Debit, a regulated payment services provider, head of technology (Asia Pacific) for Markit and Director-Development and Modelling for Risk Aware, amongst others. He holds a PhD in artificial intelligent control systems from University of Nottingham and BEng from University of Exeter.

Louise Johnson

Louise Johnson

Director of Product Management, Insurance, UK & Ireland, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Having enjoyed several different roles throughout her ten year career with LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Louise Johnson now heads up the Product Management team focussed on the Informed Quotes platform, which streamlines the delivery of data enrichment into the insurance market, including at point of quote. Her team also works with third party vendors to provide a wide range of innovative and insightful data sets. Prior to LexisNexis®, the majority of Louise's experience was gained in client delivery, consultancy and product roles with Experian and Equifax.

Steve Kerrigan

Steve Kerrigan

Senior Vertical Market Manager, Personal Lines Insurance, UK & Ireland, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Steve Kerrigan is senior vertical market manager, personal lines insurance for UK & Ireland. He joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in April 2019, bringing 20 years of multi-personal lines, telematics insurance product development and management experience.

He previously held senior roles at Carole Nash Insurance and Co-op Insurance, including new product development manager, direct & aggregator product manager, broker process manager and telematics product manager, where he was responsible for the Co-op flagship telematics product, Young Driver, delivering many commercial, process and proposition improvements.

Steve’s role is to work with the UK&I insurance market to create and drive new or develop existing solutions that provide risk solutions within Personal Lines, including data from the connected world and connected car.

Trevor Lloyd-Jones

Trevor Lloyd-Jones

Content Manager, Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Trevor Lloyd-Jones joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in 2014 to lead content marketing activities for the UK and international markets outside of the US. In this role, Trevor manages the company's Insurance Insights blog, various content creation platforms, as well as leading video projects with responsibility for content strategy, content messaging, webinars, helping to support social media.

He has more than 15 years experience in marketing with Royal London, Post Office Digital and other leading brands in financial services, tech and diverse fields. Earlier in his career he worked as a journalist, editor, managing editor and has project managed web developments for leading publishers. As a market analyst he has authored reports for publishers such as FT Management Reports, Informa, Mintel and Retail Intelligence Nielsen. Trevor holds an undergraduate degree in economics from University of London and a master's in business administration from the University of East London.

Samantha Marsh

Samantha Marsh

Director, Product Management, Insurance, UK & Ireland, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Sam Marsh is director of product management for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. She joined with the Insurance Initiatives Limited (IIL) acquisition in 2016. Formerly head of client delivery with IIL, Sam brings more than 20 years of experience in financial services product management, including seven years with IIL. The coming together of IIL with LexisNexis Risk Solutions was an important step forward in delivering data insights and contributory data assets, together with third-party data products, over our data distribution platform, working at point-of-quote across the UK & Ireland ecosystem. Sam and her team are currently working with UK&I clients to define and bring incremental value to the insurance workflow through new and existing products, including Attract™ and LexisNexis Risk Insights, Policy Insights, the NCD Module, Quote Intelligence and Precision Claims to develop more effective use of the personal lines claims databases.

Sam has previously held senior product management roles, driving the product portfolio for risk and analytics company Jaywing, Experian UK and Experian Asia Pacific where she worked in Sydney, Australia for four years. Sam holds a bachelor's degree with joint honours in business studies and German from the University of Warwick.

Martyn Mathews

Martyn Mathews

Senior Director, Personal & Commercial Lines, UK & Ireland, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Martyn Mathews serves as Senior Director of Personal & Commercial Lines for the UK & Ireland, Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Martyn joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in 2016 through the acquisition of Insurance Initiatives Limited (IIL), and is currently tasked with developing and executing the sales, alliances and customer delivery strategy.

Prior to LexisNexis, he worked for Experian for 14 years in a variety of roles, most recently as head of insurance, life, pensions and investments. Martyn also spent time with Vodafone Corporate and the logistics company TNT Mail.

Carla McDonald

Carla McDonald

Director Product Management, Claims, Insurance, UK & Ireland, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Carla McDonald is Director Product Management, Claims for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. She currently works with insurance providers on all aspects of delivering LexisNexis® Precision Claims to ensure that the product developments meet customer needs. She joined LexisNexis in 2018.

Prior to LexisNexis, Carla spent over 10 years working in B2B financial services and financial indemnity with responsibility for managing the end-to-end product lifecycle for numerous products with combined revenues of over £10 million. Carla has a bachelor’s degree in business studies from Nottingham Trent University. She is a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner and holds a professional post-graduate diploma in marketing from CIM.

Alan O’Loughlin

Alan O’Loughlin

Senior Director, Data Science, International Markets, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Alan O’Loughlin is Senior Director of Data Science, Insurance at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He is responsible for leading the company’s insurance analytics and modelling products and services, outside of the US. With more than 20 years' experience in data and analytics, Alan and his team own the build and design of our data products, models and scores from an R&D and implementation perspective, including delivering those products and services into the insurance markets in the UK, Ireland, EU, China and Brazil.

Alan supports the local sales, product and vertical teams for his respective markets and works closely with a number of insurance providers to help them get a deeper understanding of their data from a wider market perspective and the benefits of LexisNexis products. Additionally, he is tasked with working with new data sources, and creating new attributes and predictive models to better understand the risks to the insurance market from a pricing, underwriting and fraud perspective across Motor, Home and Commercial lines of business.

Alan has spent 17 years working with data to build predictive models, and prior to joining LexisNexis Risk Solutions in December 2014, he spent a decade working as a Statistician building fraud and non-compliance models for governments across the world, as a Data Scientist for Deutsche and Danske Bank, and in pharmaceuticals as a Statistician with Pfizer, and finally in the gaming world with Paddy Power Betfair.

John Saxton

John Saxton

Product Manager, Insurance, UK & Ireland, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

John Saxton is a product manager with responsibility for looking after our core platform and browser solutions, including LexisNexis Informed Quotes®. In his role, John works closely with technical teams and client engagement/delivery managers to ensure our platforms and services meet and support our client and partner needs, as well as enabling the delivery of all current and future product solutions to the Insurance industry.

He first joined IIL (Insurance Initiatives Ltd) in 2011, prior to its merger with LexisNexis Risk Solutions, in the role of applications developer. He then became new products development team leader, and later, Senior New Products Execution Manager before taking the role of Product Manager in September 2020.

Before joining LexisNexis®, John spent several years working as a web applications developer and four years as a software applications developer for Open Retail Solutions. He brings a strong dedication and technical knowledge to the Product Team.

Jeffrey Skelton

Jeffrey Skelton

Managing Director, Insurance, Europe, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Jeffrey Skelton is managing director, Insurance, Europe, at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Jeffrey took up the post in July 2019 and he is responsible for the investment and development of solutions that meet clients’ strategic objectives of transforming critical business processes using data, advanced analytics and machine learning to deliver improved levels of customer experience. The company’s ambitious growth track to provide the next generation of mobility and connected car services to insurance providers will accelerate with Jeffrey at the helm.

Formerly based in Atlanta, Jeffrey has over 15 years of senior leadership experience. In his former role as senior vice president of client engagement, he built strategic customer relationships, ensuring a positive customer experience, advising product development and implementations and guiding a strategic approach to market. Prior to LexisNexis Risk Solutions, he was a lobbyist, serving clients in the insurance and banking industries as they navigated innovation and compliance within legislative affairs and the regulatory environment. He also served as government relations director for the State of Georgia Department of Insurance. An insurance industry veteran, he is an industry speaker on the use of credit data, the importance of analytics, evaluating risk and other insurance topics.

Neill Slane

Neill Slane

Senior Product Manager, Insurance, UK & Ireland, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Neill Slane joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in 2016 in the role of product manager and then senior vertical market manager for claims. In his current role, Neill works with insurers to scope out new solutions for improving the consumer experience such as LexisNexis Precision Claims.

Neill brings more than 10 years’ management experience related to customer journey tracking, online customer acquisition and property database solutions. He previously held senior roles with Experian, as product manager for the property portfolio of products including automated valuation models (AVM), mover alerts, land registry home ownership verification, national property database, false landlord proposition and home move index. Prior to that, Neill held web marketing roles with the debt management company Totemic and leading travel companies. He holds a PG diploma in geographical information science from the University of Nottingham and BSc from Queen’s University Belfast.

Richard Toomey

Richard Toomey

Senior Vertical Market Manager, Commercial Insurance, UK & Ireland, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Formerly data analytics manager with deep knowledge of the evolution of Map View and Map View clients, Richard Toomey serves as senior vertical market manager for commercial insurance based in Dublin, having come to LexisNexis from the Mapflow acquisition. He has been with the company for over 20 years and works on new ways for clients to apply the wealth of geo-spatial data held within LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

He has extensive experience in the areas of geo-spatial data analytics, location intelligence and mapping. Richard has worked with many of the world’s leading commercial and home insurers and third party data suppliers.

Graham Young

Graham Young

Head of Insurance Client Engagement, UK & Ireland, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Graham Young is head of insurance client engagement, UK & Ireland, at LexisNexis Risk Solutions, and is responsible for managing the delivery of products to clients and the looking after the on-going client relationship. Prior to this role, he led the client delivery management team for the UK&I, where he was responsible for working with sales and customers to support the smooth execution of client deliverables.

He started with Insurance Initiatives Ltd (IIL) in 2012, which LexisNexis Risk Solutions acquired in 2016, fulfilling a number of management roles covering everything from client relationships and delivery management, team management, establishing a project management team, recruitment, HR, to policy development and facilities. Graham has built a career in IT since 1982, and has had responsibility for the management and success of major programmes for Experian, FICO and Ikano. Programmes included the authentication of identity for central government departments, and the development and delivery of application suites to support major UK retailers.

Kajal Vakas

Kajal Vakas

Senior Vertical Market Manager, Claims, UK & Ireland, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Kajal joined LexisNexis in January 2022 to head up the newly-formed Claims vertical for UK and Ireland. As an experienced claims professional within the insurance claims and technology space she brings 13-plus years of combined industry and consulting experience serving large insurance clients. In this role, Kajal is helping LexisNexis Risk Solutions expand our solutions into the claims value chain. She has extensive experience within the motor claims function from both an industry and consulting aspect alongside being a Certified Scrum Master and Agile practitioner and Cert CII specialising in claims management.

Prior to LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Kajal held senior manager consulting roles at EY and spent a total of seven years in the EY EMEIA Financial Services Advisory practice. In addition she has served in several technical claims roles for Direct Line Group and ERS, including a period as subject matter expert for a Guidewire Claim Centre systems implementation. Kajal holds a BA English Language with Arabic from University of Westminster.

Heikki Vesanto

Heikki Vesanto

Manager GIS Data Science, Insurance, UK & Ireland, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Heikki Vesanto joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in 2016 as GIS administrator and developer in the Map View team, now leading the analytics and R&D activities across geographic information systems. His activities include working with our team of business analysts and software engineers, dealing with ongoing daily support and testing for customers, demos for future clients and managing a range of GIS and mapping-related projects.

Prior to LexisNexis, Heikki spent over four years as GIS consultant and senior consultant with thinkWhere delivering and developing software solutions backed by GIS implementation. He has also held research roles in mapping and remote sensing with the University of Helsinki. He holds an MSc in geoinformatics from the University of Helsinki and master's degree from the University of Glasgow.