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Calvin Barber

Calvin Barber

Vice President, Technology, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Calvin Barber is Vice President of Technology, Insurance, 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 then 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.

John Beal

John Beal

Senior Vice President, Analytics, Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

John Beal is Senior Vice President, Insurance Modeling Services, for 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, Beal 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.

James Burton

James Burton

Senior Director of Product Management, UK & Ireland, Insurance, 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 has 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 degree in Economics from Nottingham University.

Graham Gordon

Graham Gordon

Marketing Director, Automotive and Telematics Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Graham Gordon joined the LexisNexis Risk Telematics team in 2016. Formally he was part of the senior leadership team as Director of Marketing at commercial fleet specialist Masternaut. Graham has led several key data and analytics initiatives, including forming much of the early analysis and commercial understanding of the value of driver behaviour in the commercial fleet and business car sector. Graham holds a bachelor’s degree from Lancaster University, post-graduate qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and more recently completed his master’s at the University of Cambridge, graduating from the Judge Business School Executive MBA programme.

Jonathan Guard

Jonathan Guard

Director, Commercial Insurance, UK & Ireland, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Jonathan Guard has been with LexisNexis Risk Solutions for over eight years. He works with the commercial markets across the UK and Ireland to provide support for LexisNexis® commercial insurance products and solutions.

Prior to LexisNexis® Jonathan worked at Avego, a start-up focused on innovative car ride sharing technology. He has also worked with Mapflow, Ericsson and the CSA Group in sales and business development roles. Jonathan has an MBA from University College Dublin, an MPhil in Geology from Cardiff University, and has worked in several fields including tin mining, gold exploration and telecommunications.

Ash Hassib

Ash Hassib

Senior Vice President Insurance Solutions

Ash Hassib is Senior Vice President and General Manager, Insurance Solutions for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He is responsible for business development and partnerships that strengthen the organization’s insurance offerings including marketing, point of sale, underwriting, renewal and claims. Hassib joined LexisNexis in 2002, became part of the insurance leadership team in 2005 and was named general manager in 2010. Hassib has led several product management teams that manage mission-critical products, such as MVRs (Motor Vehicle Records), Current Carrier®, and PolicyWatch, which benefit the insurance industry. He has also been involved in shaping the company’s position regarding legislation and regulations that affect the auto insurance market. With a bachelor’s in computer science, Hassib’s roles in IT increased in responsibility prior to joining LexisNexis. For more than seven years, Hassib successfully owned and ran a management and technology consulting company.

Carla Hopkins

Carla Hopkins

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

Carla Hopkins joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in September 2018 as Senior Product Manager. She works with insurance providers across the Home and Motor verticals to ensure that new product developments meet customer needs.

Prior to LexisNexis®, Carla spent over ten years working in B2B financial services and credit insurance 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.

Steve Kerrigan

Steve Kerrigan

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

Steve Kerrigan joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in April 2019, bringing 20 years of multi-personal lines, telematics insurance product and management experience to help deliver our growing telematics and connected car services.

Steve has previously held senior roles at Carole Nash Insurance and Co-op Insurance, including New Product Development Manager and Telematics Product Manager, where he was responsible for the Co-op flagship telematics product, Young Driver and for delivering many commercial and proposition improvements. He’s helping to drive the development and business change of telematics products and services, supporting UK brokers and insurers to develop and broaden their own offerings in the market.

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 US 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.

Samantha Marsh

Samantha Marsh

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

Sam Marsh joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions with the IIL acquisition in July 2016 continuing in the Head of Product Role. 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&I ecosystem.

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 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 holds a Bachelors degree with joint honours in Business Studies and German from the University of Warwick.

Martyn Mathews

Martyn Mathews

Senior Director, Personal Lines, UK and Ireland, Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Martyn Mathews serves as Senior Director of Motor and Telematics for the UK and Ireland, Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Mathews joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in October 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 Vertical for Insurance, Life, Pensions & Investments. Mathews also spent time with Vodafone Corporate and the logistics company TNT Mail.

Alan O’Loughlin

Alan O’Loughlin

Director, Statistical Modelling, International Markets, Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Alan O’Loughlin leads the Insurance Analytics and Statistical Modelling team for UK, Ireland and the rest of the Europe. Alan has been in this role now with LexisNexis Risk Solutions for almost four years and is responsible for growing the team, building and designing our data products, models and scores from an R&D perspective, and then helping to deliver those products into the market. Alan supports the sales team and works closely with a number of insurers to help them understand their own data better and the benefits of LexisNexis® products. Additionally, he’s tasked with finding and creating 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 the past 14 years working with data and building models, and prior to joining LexisNexis Risk Solutions, he spent a number of years working as a Consultant Statistician building fraud and non-compliance models for governments across the world as well as in financial risk working for global banks as Data Scientist/Pricing Analyst for Deutsche Bank and Danske Bank, in pharmaceuticals as a Statistician with Pfizer, and in the gaming world as a Sports Data Editor with Paddy Power.

Chetan Patel

Chetan Patel

Head of Risk and Compliance, UK and Ireland, Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Chetan Patel joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in October 2016 through the acquisition of Insurance Initiatives Limited (IIL). Chetan has 15-plus years of experience in governance, risk and compliance attained through strategic development and management of information security, data compliance and risk management frameworks in multi-geographic B2B and B2C operating models. These have been delivered across financial services, insurance, utilities and telco industry sectors.

In addition to being a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Chetan also holds associate membership of the International Compliance Association (ICA). His roles have also including acting as an Information Security Manager, Money Laundering Risk Officer (MLRO) and Data Protection Officer (DPO).

Jeffrey Skelton

Jeffrey Skelton

Managing Director, Insurance, UK & Ireland, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Jeffrey Skelton is Managing Director, Insurance, UK & Ireland, for 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 SVP 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. Skelton joined the LexisNexis Risk Solutions in 2002, and prior to that 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 Vertical Market Manager, Claims, Insurance, UK & Ireland, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Neill Slane joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in November 2016 in the role of Product Manager and then Senior Product Manager for the Home vertical, working with insurers to scope out new solutions for improving the consumer experience such as LexisNexis Home Prefill and Precision Claims.

Neill transitioned to the Senior Vertical Market Manager role in April 2020 focussing on our Claims solutions and brings more than ten 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.

Paul Stacy

Paul Stacy

R&D Director and Director of Automotive Development, EMEA

Paul Stacy is R&D Director and Director of Automotive Development, EMEA, at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Paul works closely with automakers across the EMEA region to help them leverage the data from connected cars. A key figure within the LexisNexis Risk Solutions Global Products team, Paul is focused on developing solutions that bridge the insurance and automotive manufacturing industries utilising connectivity as a means to engage consumers with driving behaviour information, collision detection and other services. Paul has more than 10 years’ experience in telematics across five continents and has four connected car and telematics patents in his name. Paul co-founded Wunelli, a leading telematics company acquired by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, responsible for the proof-of-concept UBI product, Coverbox, in the UK motor market. Prior to this, Paul worked for Accenture’s insurance practice in Australasia and as a UK-based insurance broker. At University, he studied engineering, completing a master’s degree in mathematics.

Richard Toomey

Richard Toomey

Senior 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 Manager for Commercial Insurance based in Dublin, having come to LexisNexis from the Mapflow acquisition. He has been with the company for over 19 years and is working 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.

Rutger van der Wall

Rutger van der Wall

Senior Vice President, Product Management, Insurance

Rutger van der Wall is Senior Vice President, Product Management, Insurance for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He leads the global product management organisation responsible for the company’s industry leading solutions that solve insurers challenges, automate critical business processes, reduce expenses, combat fraud and gain insights to deliver higher levels of customer experience, from the point of marketing for acquisition and retention to contact and at the point of quote, underwriting, renewal, compliance and claims. In this role, he is responsible product development and continuous innovation of global market platforms to deliver industry standard insurance risk scores, motor vehicle records, public record data and credit information, and contributory databases such as LexisNexis® C.L.U.E., LexisNexis® Claims Compass and the Global Telematics Platform, a neutral server for telematics data. Rutger joined LexisNexis in 2002 and advanced to his current position in early 2014 after serving for three years as Vice President Global Legal Software Solutions based in the US and four years as the company’s managing director of The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Emerging Markets like Russia, the Middle East and Latin America.

Graham Young

Graham Young

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

Graham Young is Head of Insurance Client Engagement, UK and Ireland, for 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.