Experian Data Quality hires Coman Wakefield to lead Software Engineering

Data management industry veteran joins Experian to support vision of helping clients achieve actionable data insights

Experian Data Quality, a leading provider of data quality software and services, today announced the appointment of Coman Wakefield to head Global Software Engineering.

Wakefield has more than 20 years of industry experience focused on leading the architecture, design and development of successful enterprise software products around the world. His technical management background brings a unique level of expertise to a continually expanding business.

“Coman is a well-known member of the data management community, and we know he can support our vision and drive our business forward,” said Jonathan Hulford-Funnell, global managing director, Experian Data Quality. “We remain committed to enabling business users to obtain quality, actionable data to add value to business initiatives. As we continue to expand our product portfolio within data quality and beyond into other data management markets, we are thrilled to have team members like Coman lead that transition.”

“The data management market is evolving and growing at a rapid pace as more companies look to improve their data usage,” said Wakefield, head of software engineering, Experian Data Quality. “Experian Data Quality is a leader in this market and is investing in the right areas to meet clients’ needs today and tomorrow. I am excited to help this business grow and deliver easy-to-use tools that empower our clients to realize the power of their data.”

Wakefield comes to Experian Data Quality from Magnitude Software, where he led a global team of architects and directors as vice president of engineering across Magnitude’s various brands. Most notably, he set up the One Magnitude engineering project office to attain common standards and tooling across the product brands, enabling the integration of a new company within 30 days.

Prior to joining Magnitude Software, Wakefield was a founding member of Kalido, where he directed all product development activities for the Kalido product suite and held full responsibility for design, implementation and quality assurance. Additionally, Wakefield held a management position at Shell, where he managed a team of engineers developing and implementing bespoke systems.

About Experian Data Quality

Experian Data Quality is a global leader in providing data quality software and services to organizations of all sizes. We help our clients to proactively manage the quality of their data through world-class validation, matching, enrichment and profiling capabilities. With flexible software-as-a-service and on-premise deployment models, Experian Data Quality software allows organizations around the world to truly connect with their customers by delivering intelligent interactions, every time.

Established in 1990, with offices throughout the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific, Experian Data Quality has more than 13,500 clients worldwide in retail, finance, education, insurance, government, healthcare and other sectors. For more information, visit https://www.edq.com.

About Experian

We are the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to our clients around the world. We help businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision-making. We also help people to check their credit report and credit score and protect against identity theft. In 2015, we were named one of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Forbes magazine.

We employ approximately 17,000 people in 37 countries and our corporate headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.

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 March 31, 2016, was US$4.6 billion.

To find out more about our company, please visit http://www.experianplc.com or watch our documentary, “Inside Experian.”