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Jerre Stead, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Jerre Stead became Executive Chairman of IHS Inc. December 1, 2000, after retiring from Ingram Micro in May of 2000, where he served as Chairman and CEO. Jerre assumed the additional role of CEO for IHS Inc. on September 20, 2006.
He joined Ingram Micro in 1996 with a proven track record and is characterized as having great vision and global expertise. Mr. Stead took Ingram Micro public on November 1, 1996. Under his leadership Ingram Micro grew from an eight billion dollar company to a 30 billion dollar company doing business in over 120 countries. The company was number 41 in the Fortune 500 for the year 2000.
Mr. Stead began his career in 1965 at Honeywell, Inc., where he spent 21 years and held a number of executive management positions in the United States and Europe.
In 1987, he was named President and COO of Square D Company, a leading manufacturer of electrical distribution and factory automation products, based in Palatine, Illinois. He was promoted to Chairman, President and CEO in 1988 and served in that capacity through 1991.
In 1992, Mr. Stead was named Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Global Business Communications Systems. He was promoted to Executive Vice President of AT&T and Chairman and CEO of AT&T Global Information Solutions (NCR Corporation) in 1993. He was a member of AT&T Management Executive Committee. During this time Mr. Stead was also the chairman of NCR Japan, a publicly traded company.
He became chairman and CEO of the Legent Corporation January 2, 1995--leading its sale for over $2.2 billion in May of 1995 and resigned upon the successful merger in September of 1995.
Scott Key, President and Chief Operating Officer
President and Chief Operating Officer
Scott Key is President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Previously, Scott served as SVP, Global Products and Services, from January 2010 until December 2010. Prior to this position, Scott served as President and COO of IHS Global Insight from October 2008 until January 2010. He also served as President and COO of Jane’s Information Group from June 2007 to October 2008, and Chairman of Lloyds Register Fairplay prior to its acquisition by IHS.
Prior to June 2007, Scott held a number of executive posts for IHS including Corporate Marketing & Strategic Planning, EMEA-APAC Sales, and responsibilities for strategic marketing and planning, marketing communications, product management and software development for the IHS energy businesses.
He has more than 20 years of diverse international and U.S. experience with responsibilities spanning executive and operational management positions, product management, software and technology development, large-scale computing, sales and marketing.
Prior to joining IHS in 2003, Scott served as a senior executive with GX Technology, focusing on business development, marketing and strategic initiatives and as executive vice president/COO of Operations, Business and Technology Development for NuTec Energy Services Inc., both of Houston. He served as deepwater development manager for Vastar Resources from 1998 to 2000, successfully initiating Vastar's deepwater reservoir appraisal and development efforts, and was employed by Phillips Petroleum from 1987 to 1998, where he held a variety of positions of increasing scope and responsibility.
A frequent speaker and author, Scott has written on numerous subjects covering a range of management, technology and development topics. Scott also has achieved certification in numerous technical and professional courses. He is fluent in both English and Norwegian, and is partially fluent in Danish and Swedish.
A graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, Scott earned a Bachelor of Science degree in both physics and mathematics in June 1985, with a focus on numerical methods and computing. He earned his master's degree in geophysics from the University of Wyoming at Laramie in 1987, receiving Phi Kappa Phi honors.
Stephanie Buscemi, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Stephanie Buscemi is Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President at IHS. She is responsible for marketing strategy, operations and execution across the full spectrum of IHS products and services globally. Functionally, this includes corporate marketing, product marketing, field marketing and ecommerce marketing and transactions.
She has served in senior marketing leadership roles within applications, analytics, cloud, database and technology and mobile over the past 18 years and serves as a member of the Palladium Execution Premium Community (XPC) Advisory Board, led by scorecard creators Dr. Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton. She is co-author of Driven to Perform, a resource book for all business professionals, providing them the tools to improve their business performance by showing them how to connect strategy, initiatives, execution, measurement and improvement.
Stephanie joined IHS in 2012, coming from SAP, where she spent five years, most recently as Senior Vice President of Solution Marketing responsible for all aspects of the go-to-market strategy and execution. She led in driving SAP's vision enabling revenue acceleration and continued market leadership across all industries and lines of business for its application and technology portfolios.
Prior to SAP, Stephanie was at Hyperion, acquired by Oracle, where she spent nearly a decade, in various marketing leadership positions building the performance management category and Hyperion's presence within. Earlier in her career, Stephanie was at Business Objects where she helped to establish their presence in the US market.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor's degree from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Jonathan Gear, Senior Vice President-Industrials
Senior Vice President-Industrials
Jonathan Gear joined IHS in March 2005 and has a broad range of international experience working with major energy companies and providing strategic consulting services. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, he led global marketing and pricing & portfolio management across IHS, was SVP of the IHS Insight products and prior to that served as President and COO of IHS CERA, along with responsibilities in the areas of strategy, product management, marketing, and mergers and acquisitions.
In addition to his work with IHS, Mr. Gear has held several management positions in the consulting, software, content and internet companies, with a large range of industry experience including energy, auto and multinational companies. While a consultant at Booz-Allen & Hamilton he worked on assignments in the oil, gas and energy industries, developing strategic plans at both the corporate and product level, and leading detailed implementation assignments focused on operational improvements for Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Gear also served as Vice President of Marketing & Business Development for Activant Solutions, a leading technology provider of vertical business management solutions primarily serving the automotive, hardware/lumber, and wholesale distribution businesses, and directly managed Activant’s full European operations. In addition, he was Vice President of Quality & Customer Experience for Smarterwork.com, a multi-country business-to-business Internet-enabled business services company based in London, for which he also cross-managed local teams in five other countries.
Mr. Gear will oversee our electronics and media, automotive, financial services, and aerospace, defense and maritime business lines. He will also continue to directly lead the electronics and media business line.
Mr. Gear holds a BA magna cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Stephen Green, Sr. Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Sr. Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Steve Green joined the legal department of IHS parent corporation in 1981 and became chief legal officer for IHS in 1996. Steve is responsible for IHS legal guidance and counsel including mergers and acquisitions as well as legal and regulatory compliance. In addition, Steve provides legal counsel for IHS regarding protection of IHS intellectual property and contractual relationships arising from the company’s global business.
Prior to joining IHS, Steve worked in various capacities in the New York legal community, including a law clerkship for a New York State Supreme Court Judge. Prior to the clerkship, Steve was an associate in the Corporate department of Kelley, Drye & Warren, a large New York City law firm whose corporate practice included acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, financings and other corporate legal matters.
Steve holds a bachelor's degree from Yale University and a law degree from Columbia Law School
Anurag Gupta, Executive Vice President-Strategy, Products and Operations
Executive Vice President-Strategy, Products and Operations
Anurag Gupta has more than 20 years of experience focusing on business growth while guiding high-performing teams. He has served as President of EMEA for BrightPoint and, after they were acquired by Ingram Micro, continued to serve as executive vice president of Ingram and president of EMEA for the larger organization. He has also held leadership roles for Motorola and his leadership experience has covered Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. He rose quickly at Motorola in engineering, commercial and operating leadership roles.
An accomplished commercial and operations leader, Mr. Gupta has a strong track record of success in a variety of key global growth roles. Mr. Gupta leads the IHS core workflow business lines and support operations as well as corporate strategy. Connecting strategy, workflow platforms, information and worldwide technology development into one role under Anurag’s leadership will allow us to better drive consistent market delivery of platforms and achieve the milestones we are driving toward for our customers.
He has a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Toledo and a Masters of Business Administration from the IIT Stuart School of Business in Chicago. Anurag is based in Englewood.
Todd Hyatt, Senior Vice President-Chief Financial and IT Officer
Senior Vice President-Chief Financial and IT Officer
Todd Hyatt was named Senior Vice President-Chief Financial and IT Officer in January 2013 to lead our global accounting and FP&A teams as well as the company’s worldwide IT operations. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since October 2011 and Senior Vice President-Vanguard since 2010, leading the company's business transformation efforts. Mr. Hyatt previously served as Senior Vice President-Financial Planning & Analysis from 2007-2010. He also served as chief financial officer leading the Finance organization for the company’s engineering segment from 2005-2007.
Prior to joining IHS, Mr. Hyatt served as Vice President for Lone Tree Capital Management, a private equity firm. During his career, he also has worked for U S WEST / MediaOne where he was an Executive Director in the Multimedia Ventures organization and for AT&T. He started his career in public accounting, working at Arthur Young and Arthur Andersen.
Mr. Hyatt has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Wyoming and a master’s degree in Management from Purdue University.
Sean Menke, Executive Vice President-Resources
Executive Vice President-Resources
Sean Menke joined IHS after holding roles as President and CEO of Pinnacle Airlines and leadership roles with Frontier Airlines where he became President and CEO and distinguished himself as a hands-on operational leader. He is a talented executive with significant depth in commercial and operating leadership roles. He has a depth of experience in operations, financial performance, marketing, strategic alliances, capital markets and with investors. He is an accomplished senior executive and innovative change agent with a proven track record of transforming complex issues into strategic initiatives that improve operational efficiency. Distinguished as a hands-on operational leader, he has significant depth in commercial and operating leadership roles.
Mr. Menke will oversee our energy insight, energy technical and chemicals business lines. Combining these business lines under his leadership will allow us to better grow those functions as we continue to evolve our customer-centric model and continue to position IHS as the leader for information and analytics across all of our business lines and deliver increased value to customers.
Mr. Menke earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business, and his Bachelor of Science in both economics and aviation management from Ohio State University. Sean is based in Englewood.
Jane Okun Bomba, Sr. Vice President & Chief Sustainability, IR & Communications Officer
Jane Okun Bomba
Sr. Vice President & Chief Sustainability, IR & Communications Officer
Jane Okun Bomba was named to the newly created position of SVP and Chief Customer Process Officer in July 2007. In this role, she will be responsible for the implementation of a global ERP system which will replace all current billing and financial systems. She will also continue leading the company's investor relations and corporate communications activities worldwide. She is a seasoned corporate finance professional with 19 years of experience and expertise in investor relations, integrated communications, financial planning, financial analysis, corporate planning and accounting. Jane has held the top investor relations position at several firms including a number of Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to joining IHS in 2004, Jane was a partner with Genesis, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in the areas of strategic positioning, investor relations, and integrated strategic communications. Previous to her tenure with Genesis, Jane headed investor relations at Velocom, Inc., MediaOne Group, and Northwest Airlines. Jane also held several management positions in corporate finance at both Northwest Airlines and American Airlines. She started her professional career as a Certified Public Accountant with Price Waterhouse in Detroit.
A native of New York City, Jane holds both a BGS and an MBA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She did a portion of her graduate studies at the Stockholm School of Economics. Jane serves on the boards of both the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the National Investor Relations Institute – Rocky Mountain Chapter. She was past President of the Denver Business Series and the founder of the University Of Michigan Business School Alumni Club Of Denver.
Jeffrey Sisson, Sr. Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Sr. Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Jeff Sisson is responsible for leading global human resources for the company, including organizational development, retention and human resources strategy development.
A 20-year human resources veteran, Jeff has extensive experience in a broad cross-section of leading global industries, including energy services, manufacturing and advanced technologies, where he developed best practices for global HR teams that translated into higher employee engagement, productivity and corporate reputation. Prior to joining IHS Inc., he held executive HR leadership positions at Eagle-Picher Industries, Snap-on Incorporated and Whirlpool. Jeff received his MLIR and his B.A. from Michigan State University.
Brian Sweeney, Senior Vice President Global Sales
Senior Vice President Global Sales
Brian Sweeney was named Senior Vice President of Global Sales in October 2011, with full responsibility for IHS global sales strategy, operations and execution for all products and services, managing field sales, inside sales and channel sales across the full breadth of IHS customer relationships.
Prior to joining IHS, Mr. Sweeney served as Vice President of America Software & Solutions for Hewlett-Packard starting in 2009. From 2005 to 2009 he served as Senior Vice President of US Commercial Federal & Legal Markets for LexisNexis, and from 2003 to 2005 he served as Group Vice President, North American Strategic Accounts for Oracle. Mr. Sweeney has also held sales leadership positions with Siebel Systems and IBM.
Mr. Sweeney holds a Bachelor’s degree in marketing from Eastern Illinois University.
Richard Walker, Sr. Vice President of Global Strategic Marketing and Corp. Dev.
Sr. Vice President of Global Strategic Marketing and Corp. Dev.
Richard G. Walker joined IHS as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development in December 2006. He was then appointed Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Development and Strategy in January 2008, and was named Senior Vice President of Global Strategic Marketing and Corporate Development in August 2008. Prior to joining IHS, Rich was Chief Operating Officer at Autobytel Inc., where he had also served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy since January 2003.
Previously, Mr. Walker served as Vice President for LoneTree Capital Management from August 2000 to December 2002. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Corporate Development for MediaOne from April 1997 to July 2000. Prior to joining MediaOne, Rich had been with U S WEST since 1990, where he was Executive Director of Corporate Development and also held various leadership positions in investor relations, business development and strategic marketing. He began his career as a certified public accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Walker graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Colorado and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Executive Program at the University of Denver.
Daniel Yergin, IHS Vice Chairman
IHS Vice Chairman
Daniel Yergin, IHS Vice Chairman, is a Pulitzer-Prize winning author and leading authority on energy, international politics and economics and is a recipient of the United States Energy Award for “lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding.”
His latest book The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, has been hailed as “a fascinating saga” about the “quest for sustainable resources of energy” and “the book you must read to understand the future of our economy and our way of life.”
The Quest is the follow-up to Dr. Yergin’s previous book, The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power, which received the Pulitzer Prize and became a number one New York Times best seller that has been translated into 17 languages.
Other significant works by Dr. Yergin include Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy; Russia 2010; Energy Future; and Shattered Peace. Dr. Yergin has also written for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, International Herald Tribune, and many other publications. He is also CNBC’s Global Energy Expert.
Both The Prize and Commanding Heights were made into award-winning documentaries. The eight-hour miniseries The Prize was broadcast on PBS, the BBC and NHK, and viewed by 20 million viewers in the United States alone. The 6-hour documentary of Commanding Heights that Dr. Yergin produced received three Emmy nominations, the CINE Golden Eagle award, and the New York Festivals Gold World Medal for best documentary.
Dr. Yergin serves on the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and chaired the U.S. Department of Energy’s Task Force on Strategic Energy Research and Development. He is a Trustee of the Brookings Institution, on the Board of the New America Foundation, and on the advisory boards of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Energy Initiative and the Institute for 21st Century Energy.
Dr. Yergin holds a BA from Yale University, where he founded The New Journal, and a PhD from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He has taught at the Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
For additional information, visit the Daniel Yergin press page.