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Experian launches North American consulting practice

Consulting organization takes the guess work out of business decisioning

Costa Mesa, Calif., (December 6, 2011) /PRNewswire/ — Experian® today announced the expansion of the company’s Global Consulting Practice that will provide its customers in the North American market with analysis, powerful insight and valuable recommendations that improve the speed and quality of business decisions.

Experian’s North American Global Consulting Practice will draw on the company’s deep expertise in financial services, banking, retail cards and payments, mortgages, automotive finance, small-business, telecommunications, utilities and government. The practice is made up of business consultants who average 20 years of experience working directly in these core markets and industries that the practice serves.

“Experian’s Global Consulting Practice provides the insights and recommendations that businesses need to make the right decisions, whether it’s a high-impact quick win, or strategies for long-term growth,” said Stan Oliai, senior vice president and general manager of Experian’s Global Consulting Practice in North America. “Equally important is that our consultants bring deep expertise and the ability to draw upon the company’s broad resources of data, analytics and software technology to help customers better understand the consequences and outcomes of their business decisions.”

Experian’s consulting approach
In addition to custom consulting services, Experian’s Global Consulting Practice has identified three distinct approaches to serving its business clientele. These approaches are Business Review, Strategy Design and Strategy Review.

“Our consultants have personally navigated many of the same obstacles facing our customers today,” said Oliai. “This practical real-world experience, combined with in-depth industry knowledge, global best practices, and deep problem solving skills, gives our consultants the unique ability to quickly assess a challenge, identify the root cause or drivers, and recommend fact-based strategies that maximize a customer’s investment.”

Market insight
Constantly measuring, analyzing and interpreting data, Experian business consultants capture project learnings and best practices and transform that information into valuable benchmarking used to drive innovative approaches in analytics-based decision strategies, data-driven solutions, regulatory compliance and fraud risk management across the Customer Life Cycle. To see this market insight in action go to the Global Consulting Practice’s blog on Credit Card Lending Risk & Trends, Credit & Housing Market: Trends and Technologies and Risk-Based Profitability & Relationship and Transactional Lending Best Practices.

Global reach
Experian’s Global Consulting Practice has customers in more than 50 countries and offices in more than 15 countries, delivering more than 700 engagements worldwide with a rigorous focus on quantifiable benefits.

About Experian
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 80 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2011 was $4.2 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 41 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.

For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.

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