dunnhumby names Matt O’Grady as President, Americas

Former CEO of Nielsen Catalina Solutions brings wealth of expertise in building businesses, executing innovative data strategies and technologies for both buyers and sellers of media

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–dunnhumby, the global leader in customer data science, today announced the appointment of Matt O’Grady as dunnhumby’s President of the Americas region. In this newly created role, O’Grady will be responsible for delivering the company’s growth strategy across both North America and South America, and will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer for dunnhumby.

“We are extremely pleased and fortunate to have Matt join us to lead our Americas’ operations,” said Dan Olley, Chief Executive Officer for dunnhumby. “Matt brings a wealth of experience working closely with business leaders across the globe to execute innovative data-driven media strategies and technology solutions. Beyond that, he has the leadership skills in building teams of the highest caliber and with a commitment to putting the customer first, the core of dunnhumby’s philosophy and methodology.”

O’Grady has more than two decades of experience leading organizations specializing in media and advertising solutions. Most recently, he served as Executive Media Consultant at 12th Street Measurement, a media and data consulting firm. Prior to that, he served over 11 years in a number of leadership roles at Nielsen, including as the Global Commercial President of International Media at Nielsen Media, CEO of Nielsen Catalina Solutions, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Local Media for Nielsen, and Executive Vice President, Audience Measurement for Nielsen. Matt has held several other leadership roles at data and analytics-driven companies including Claritas and National Decisions Systems Inc.

“I’m excited and honored to be starting the next chapter of my career with dunnhumby, a company that checks all the boxes for me, with its high-caliber management team, its innovative products, its vision for the future, and a parent company that believes in and supports dunnhumby’s mission,” said O’Grady.

About dunnhumby

dunnhumby is the global leader in Customer Data Science, empowering businesses everywhere to compete and thrive in the modern data-driven economy. We always put the Customer First.

Our mission: to enable businesses to grow and reimagine themselves by becoming advocates and champions for their Customers. With deep heritage and expertise in retail – one of the world’s most competitive markets, with a deluge of multi-dimensional data – dunnhumby today enables businesses all over the world, across industries, to be Customer First.

The dunnhumby Customer Data Science Platform is our unique mix of technology, software and consulting, enabling businesses to increase revenue and profits by delivering exceptional experiences for their Customers – in-store, offline and online. dunnhumby employs over 2,200 experts in offices throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas working for transformative, iconic brands such as Tesco, Coca-Cola, Meijer, Procter & Gamble and Raley’s.


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