Bob is the President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director of Dun & Bradstreet, the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses. He joined Dun & Bradstreet in October 2013.
Bob was previously CEO of IDG Communications, Inc., where he led the company’s media operations, including online, print and events in 90 countries. Under his leadership, IDG transformed from a print publisher to a leading digital media company and the worldwide leader in the technology event and media space.
Prior to becoming CEO in 2008, Bob held senior leadership roles of increasing responsibility at IDG, including President and CEO for its business units in the U.S. Previously, he spent four years at America Online, Inc., where he was Senior Vice President in the Interactive Marketing Group.
Bob currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of IDG. He graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
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Christopher J. Coughlin is the non-executive Chairman of the Board, a role he was appointed to in October 2013. Previously, he was the Lead Director for the regularly scheduled executive sessions of non-management directors, a role he held since August 2010. Mr. Coughlin has served as a director of Dun & Bradstreet since December 2004, and is Chairman of the Board Affairs Committee and a member of the Compensation & Benefits Committee.
Mr. Coughlin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tyco International Ltd., a global business with leading positions in residential and commercial security, fire protection and industrial products and services, from March 2005 until December 2010. From that time until September 2012, he served as an advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Tyco. Previously, he served at The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from June 2003 to December 2004, as Chief Financial Officer from August 2003 to June 2004, and as a director from July 2003 to July 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Coughlin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pharmacia Corporation from 1998 to 2003 and, prior to that, Mr. Coughlin served as Executive Vice President and then President of Nabisco International, a division of Nabisco Holdings. Mr. Coughlin is also a director of the following public companies: Covidien Ltd. and Forest Laboratories, Inc. He has not served as a director of any other public company in the last five years. He previously served as a director of Perrigo Company, Monsanto Company and The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
In assessing Mr. Coughlin’s skills and qualifications to serve on the Dun & Bradstreet Board, our directors considered his significant financial expertise and general management experience gained from his executive officer and chief financial officer positions at four large public companies. This expertise and experience includes his understanding of operations, financial planning and controls, and evaluating and executing acquisition and divestiture transactions. The Board also values Mr. Coughlin’s qualification as an “audit committee financial expert” as that term has been defined by the rules of the SEC and his “accounting or related financial management expertise” within the meaning of NYSE listing standards. Finally, the Board believes it benefits from Mr. Coughlin’s experience serving on the boards of other public companies.
L. Gordon Crovitz has served as a director of Dun & Bradstreet since July 14, 2014, and is a member of the Innovation & Technology Committee and the Board Affairs Committee. The former Publisher of The Wall Street Journal and Executive Vice President of Dow Jones and President of its Consumer Media Group, Mr. Crovitz has been active in digital media since the early 1990s. He led the growth of The Wall Street Journal Online to one million paying subscribers, making WSJ.com the largest paid news site on the Web. While at Dow Jones, Mr. Crovitz launched the Factiva business-search service and led the acquisition of the MarketWatch Web site, VentureOne database, Private Equity Analyst newsletter and online news services VentureWire (Silicon Valley), e-Financial News (London) and VWD (Frankfurt).
Mr. Crovitz is a member of the board of directors of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Marin Software, Star Tribune Media, Business Insider and Blurb. In addition, he is on the board of advisors of several early-stage technology companies, including Skift, Watchup and Wiser. In 2009, Mr. Crovitz co-founded the Press+ software company that enables news publishers around the world to generate digital subscription revenues for their content on web sites and through tablets, e-readers and mobile devices. Press+ was acquired by RR Donnelley in 2011. From 1980 – 2007, Mr. Crovitz was with Dow Jones & Company, Inc., serving as Executive Vice President and Publisher, Wall Street Journal and President, of the Consumer Media Group from 2006 – 2007. In his previous role, he served as Senior Vice President and President of Electronic Publishing from 1998 – 2006.
James N. Fernandez has served as a director of Dun & Bradstreet since December 2004, and is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Board Affairs Committee. Mr. Fernandez has served with Tiffany & Co., a specialty retailer, designer, manufacturer and distributor of fine jewelry, timepieces, sterling silverware, china, crystal, stationery, fragrances and accessories, since October 1983. He has held numerous positions with Tiffany & Co., including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from April 1989 until January 1998, when he was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In June 2011, Mr. Fernandez was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, with overall responsibility for finance, distribution, information technology, manufacturing and Tiffany's Diamond and Gemstone Division. Mr. Fernandez does not serve, nor has he served in the last five years, on the board of any public company other than Dun & Bradstreet.
In assessing Mr. Fernandez's skills and qualifications to serve on the Dun & Bradstreet Board, our directors considered Mr. Fernandez's financial expertise (including investor relations oversight), brand management and operations experience (including information technology oversight) gained at Tiffany & Co. over the past 22 years, including in his role as the Chief Financial Officer for 22 years. The Board also values Mr. Fernandez's qualification as an "audit committee financial expert" as that term has been defined by the rules of the SEC and his "accounting or related financial management expertise" within the meaning of NYSE listing standards.
Anastassia Lauterbach has served as a director of Dun & Bradstreet since August 5, 2013, and is a member of the Board Affairs Committee and Innovation & Technology Committee. Dr. Lauterbach served as Senior Vice President of Global Business Operations Europe at Qualcomm Incorporated, a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies, from September 2011 to August 2013.
Previously, she served at Deutsche Telekom AG, as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Investments from August 2010 to May 2011, Acting Chief Products and Innovation Officer from March 2010 to November 2010, and Senior Vice President, Planning & Development from June 2009 to March 2010, and during her time at Deutsche Telekom she additionally served as a member of the Executive Operating Board. Prior to Deutsche Telekom, Dr. Lauterbach served as Executive Vice President, Group Strategy at T-Mobile International AG from September 2006 to May 2009 and, prior to T-Mobile, she served in various operational and strategic roles at Daimler Chrysler Financial Services, McKinsey & Company and Munich Reinsurance Company. She currently serves on Advisory and Supervisory Boards of several US and European based technology companies. Dr. Lauterbach does not serve, nor has she served in the last five years, on the board of any other public company.
Thomas J. Manning has served as a director of Dun & Bradstreet since June 12, 2013, and is a member of the Audit Committee and Innovation & Technology Committee. Mr. Manning has been a Lecturer in Law at The University of Chicago Law School, teaching courses on corporate governance, private equity, and U.S.-China relations, since July 2012. Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Cerberus Asia Operations & Advisory Limited, a subsidiary of Cerberus Capital Management, a global private equity firm, from April 2010 to June 2012; Chief Executive Officer of Indachin Limited from October 2005 to March 2009; Chairman of China Board Directors Limited from August 2005 to April 2010; and a senior partner with Bain & Company and a member of Bain’s China board and head of Bain’s information technology strategy practice in the Silicon Valley and Asia from August 2003 to January 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Manning served as Global Managing Director of the Strategy & Technology Business of Capgemini, Chief Executive Officer of Capgemini Asia Pacific, and Chief Executive Officer of Ernst & Young Consulting Asia Pacific, where he led the development of consulting and IT service and outsourcing businesses across Asia from June 1996 to January 2003. Early in his career, Mr. Manning was with McKinsey & Company, Buddy Systems, Inc. and CSC Index. Mr. Manning is also a director of the following public companies: AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc., Clear Media Limited and iSoftStone Holdings Limited. He previously served as a director of Gome Electrical Appliances Company and Bank of Communications.
Sandra E. Peterson has served as a director of Dun & Bradstreet since September 2002, and is Chairman of the Innovation & Technology Committee and a member of the Compensation & Benefits Committee. Ms. Peterson is the Group Worldwide Chairman and member of the Executive Committee of Johnson & Johnson (global manufacturers of pharmaceutical, diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical, and biotechnology products, as well as personal hygiene products), since December 1, 2012. Ms. Peterson previously served as Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer CropScience AG (a subsidiary of Bayer AG) from October 2010 until November 2012 and, prior to that, as a member of Bayer CropScience AG’s Board of Management from July 2010 through September 2010. Prior to that, Ms. Peterson served as Executive Vice President and President, Medical Care, Bayer HealthCare LLC, a researcher, developer, manufacturer and marketer of products for diabetes disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment, as well as other medical devices, from May 2005 to June 2010, Group President of Government for Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (formerly Merck-Medco) from September 2003 until February 2004, Senior Vice President of Medco's health businesses from April 2001 through August 2003 and Senior Vice President of Marketing for Merck-Medco Managed Care LLC from January 1999 to March 2001. Ms. Peterson does not serve on the board of any public company other than Dun & Bradstreet. She previously served as a director of Handleman Company, a public company, from May 2001 to November 2005.
In assessing Ms. Peterson's skills and qualifications to serve on the Dun & Bradstreet Board, our directors considered her general operations experience with a global company, product and marketing experience and expertise with strategy development gained from her executive positions with Bayer CropScience AG, Bayer HealthCare LLC and Medco Health Solutions, Inc. Finally, the Board believes it benefits from Ms. Peterson's experience gained while serving on the board of another U.S. public company.
Judith A. Reinsdorf has served as a director of Dun & Bradstreet since June 12, 2013, and is a member of the Audit Committee and Board Affairs Committee. Ms. Reinsdorf has served as Executive Vice President and the General Counsel of Tyco International Ltd., a global provider of fire protection and security solutions, since March 2007. Previously, she served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of C. R. Bard, Inc. from October 2004 to February 2007, as Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Tyco from 2003 to 2004 and as Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Pharmacia Corporation from 2000 to 2003. From 1995 to 2000, she held the position of Assistant General Counsel and then Chief Legal Counsel, Corporate, at Monsanto Company. Ms. Reinsdorf does not serve, nor has she served in the last five years, on the board of any other public company.
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