Senior Vice President, Analytics
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, 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.
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.
Vice President, Technology
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.
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 Alan O’Loughlin's 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 LexisNexis and 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.
Senior Director of Product Management, UK & Ireland
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.
Senior Director, Technology & Software Engineering, Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Mark Hargrave joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in November 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.
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 10 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.
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.
Content Manager, Insurance & Automotive, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Trevor Lloyd-Jones joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in May 2014 to lead content marketing activities for the UK and international markets outside of the US. In this role Trevor manages the company's very active blogs, the Insurance Insights blog, the Automotive blog, as well as leading video projects with responsibility for content strategy, content messaging, webinars and 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 MBA from the University of East London.
Manager, Data Analytics, Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Alex Manov joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in December 2016 as a Lead Data Analyst based in the Nottingham office. He works in our data science team supporting the development and delivery of the Risk Insights, Policy Insights and Quote Intelligence data products.
In his role Alex works closely with the Product team, Account Managers and Client Delivery Managers to help clients leverage our data assets, to better understand and differentiate their customers from the perspective of claims, earlier cancellation risk and fraud.
Prior to LexisNexis® Alex was a Lead Data Analyst with TDX Group and prior to that held various analytics roles with Experian. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Physics from Adelphi University, New York.
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 bachelor's degree with joint honours in business studies and German from the University of Warwick.
Senior Director, Personal Lines, UK and Ireland, Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Martyn Mathews serves as Senior Director of Motor and Telematics for the UK & 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. Martyn also spent time with Vodafone Corporate and the logistics company TNT Mail.
Director, Statistical Modelling, International Markets, 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 with LexisNexis Risk Solutions for 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.
Head of Risk and Compliance, UK & Ireland, 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).
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.
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. He 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.
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 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.
Head of Insurance Client Engagement, UK & Ireland, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Graham Young is Head of Insurance Client Engagement, UK & 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.
Manager GIS Data Science, Insurance, UK & Ireland, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Heikki Vesanto joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in September 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.