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Dunnhumby Appoints O’Grady As President, Americas

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Chicago-based Dunnhumby has announced the appointment of Matt O’Grady as president of the Americas region.

In this role, O’Grady will be responsible for delivering the company’s growth strategy across North America and South America, and will report to Dan Olley, CEO.

“We are extremely pleased and fortunate to have Matt join us to lead our Americas’ operations,” Olley said.

“Matt brings a wealth of experience working closely with business leaders across the globe to execute 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 20 years 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 more than 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, EVP and managing director of local media for Nielsen, and EVP of audience measurement for Nielsen. O’Grady 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,” O’Grady said.

The dunnhumby Customer Data Science Platform is a mix of technology, software and consulting, enabling businesses to increase revenue and profits for customers – in-store, offline and online. It employs more than 2,200 experts in offices throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas working for brands such as Tesco, Coca-Cola, Meijer, Procter & Gamble and Raley’s.

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