Callcredit announces the appointment of new CEO
Callcredit Information Group, a leading provider of consumer credit data and analytics, has today announced that Mike Gordon will succeed John McAndrew as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. The transition is expected to take place at year-end. Mike Gordon was previously Executive Vice President for Sales, Services, and Marketing at Fair Isaac Corp (NYSE: FICO).
Callcredit is a leading player in the U.K. consumer credit data and marketing solutions industries. The Company serves a growing base of blue-chip clients , including the U.K.’s largest financial institutions as well as organisations in the insurance, alternative lending, telecom, utilities and public sectors. Callcredit employs around 1,100 professionals in the U.K. and has additional operations in Japan, China, Dubai and Lithuania. Since its establishment 14 years ago, the Company has grown into one of the U.K.’s leading data analytics businesses by combining its innovative products and solutions with a customer-focused orientation and a market-leading technology platform.
Mike Gordon joins Callcredit from FICO, where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s global sales, services, and marketing operations. Prior to assuming that role in 2012, he served as the company’s Vice President and Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”), which became the company’s most rapidly growing sales region under his leadership. Previously, he led the Emerging Industries and Technologies business unit, including FICO’s insurance, retail, health care and pharmaceutical markets, as well as the decision management tools group. Before joining FICO in 2005, Mike Gordon spent over 13 years in the financial services space, including time as a Vice President at Capgemini, where he provided strategic and operational advice to financial institutions.
Mike Gordon commented, “I am extremely pleased to join Callcredit and believe the Company is well-positioned for continued growth and innovation. John, along with the entire senior management team, has transformed Callcredit into one of the U.K.’s leading consumer information businesses, and I have always had great admiration for the Company’s commitment to innovation and customer service. I am excited to join my new colleagues in capitalising on the remarkable market opportunity, business momentum, and unique culture to ensure that Callcredit continues to be recognised as one of the most forward-thinking and innovative businesses in this space.”
John Spence, Chairman of Callcredit, added, “Mike brings a strong track-record of managing innovative, growing businesses in the decision analytics and financial services sectors. He is intimately familiar with the UK, knows many of our key clients well, and is the ideal candidate to take forward our ambitious plans for growth. I would also like to recognise the remarkable work of John McAndrew, who earlier this year informed the Board of his desire to step back from day-to-day involvement in order to devote more time to his family and other interests. John has been a unique champion of this business over many years, and under his leadership Callcredit has made enormous progress.”
John McAndrew, Chief Executive of Callcredit, said: “I am delighted that Mike has chosen to join us and lead Callcredit in this next phase of growth, development, and success. Having been with Callcredit since it was first established some fourteen years ago, I am proud of the business’ growth into a strong market-leader with innovative products and an excellent reputation. This success has been achieved through the quality people we employ and our adherence to a set of customer focused values. I believe that Mike is the ideal candidate to carry forward this legacy, and will be working hand-in-hand with him in the coming weeks to ensure a seamless and orderly succession.”
Subject to immigration formalities, Mike Gordon is expected to join the Company in Leeds before year-end.