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Verisk Analytics Inc (VRSK.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Scott Stephenson

58 2016 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Eva Huston

45 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Nana Banerjee

46 2016 Group President

Steven Halliday

2016 Group President

Mark Anquillare

50 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Kenneth Thompson

56 2011 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Vincent de McCarthy

51 2009 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development and Strategy

Frank Coyne

67 2016 Lead Independent Director

J. Hyatt Brown

78 2003 Independent Director

Christopher Foskett

58 1999 Independent Director

Bruce Hansen

56 2015 Independent Director

Constantine Iordanou

66 2001 Independent Director

John Lehman

73 Presiding Independent Director

Samuel Liss

59 2005 Independent Director

Andrew Mills

63 2002 Independent Director

Thomas Motamed

67 2009 Independent Director

Therese Vaughan

59 2013 Independent Director

David Wright

66 1999 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Scott Stephenson

Mr. Scott G. Stephenson is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Stephenson has also served on our Board of Directors since April 2013 and effective April 1, 2016, Mr. Stephenson has been appointed to serve as the Chairman of our Board. Mr. Stephenson also previously served as our Chief Operating Officer and prior to that led our Decision Analytics segment. From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Stephenson served as our Executive Vice President, and he served as President of our Intego Solutions business from 2001 to 2002. Mr. Stephenson joined the Company from Silver Lake Partners, a technology-oriented private equity firm, where he was an advisor from 2000 to 2001. From 1989 to 1999 Mr. Stephenson was a partner with The Boston Consulting Group, eventually rising to senior partner and member of the firm’s North American operating committee. In assessing Mr. Stephenson’s skills and qualifications to serve on our Board, our directors considered the in-depth operations and management experience and knowledge gained by Mr. Stephenson from his various senior management and executive positions held by him within Verisk since 2001, including serving as our Chief Executive Officer since April 2013.

Eva Huston

Ms. Eva F. Huston has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective June 6, 2016. Ms. Huston joined the Company in 2009 as the Head of Investor Relations. Ms. Huston was appointed Treasurer in 2011 and assumed additional operational responsibilities in 2012 and 2013. Ms. Huston brings deep financial expertise and an important understanding of the Company’s business, as during her tenure with the Company Ms. Huston has stewarded the Company’s capital structure, investor relations, and financial planning and analysis functions. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Huston held the position of Managing Director in telecom, media, and technology investment banking at J.P. Morgan, where she was responsible for the marketing and information services practice.

Nana Banerjee

Dr. Nana Banerjee has been appointed as Group President of the Company, effective June 6, 2016. Dr. Banerjee oversees the Company’s Argus, Geomni and Verisk Retail businesses. Dr. Banerjee works to advance Verisk’s broad analytical agenda, which includes the oversight of Verisk’s enterprise-wide data assets as well as its R&D division Verisk Innovative Analytics. Dr. Banerjee rejoined Argus as its Chief Operating Officer in April 2009, coming from Citigroup, where he headed its UK credit card business. Before joining Citigroup, he served as Vice President of Marketing for GE Capital, where he led pricing and portfolio management for its retail consumer finance business. Earlier in his career, Dr. Banerjee spent seven years in various roles at Argus.

Steven Halliday

Mr. Steven Halliday has been appointed as Group President of the Company, effective June 6, 2016. Mr. Halliday oversees the Company’s Wood Mackenzie, 3E Company and Verisk Maplecroft businesses.

Mark Anquillare

Mr. Mark V. Anquillare has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Company, effective June 6, 2016. Mr. Anquillare joined the Company’s Insurance Services Office subsidiary in 1992 as Director of Financial Systems. Mr. Anquillare was promoted to Assistant Vice President in 1994 and to Vice President and Controller in 2000. Mr. Anquillare was promoted to Senior Vice President and Controller in 2005, to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2007 and to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Anquillare was employed by the Prudential Insurance Company of America, where he was involved in the life and health business and property and casualty operations.

Kenneth Thompson

Mr. Kenneth E. Thompson is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. He was our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from 2006 to March 2011. Prior to joining the Company in 2006, Mr. Thompson was a partner of McCarter & English, LLP from 1997 to 2006. Mr. Thompson served on the Board of Directors of Measurement Specialties, Inc. from November 2006 until October 2014.

Vincent de McCarthy

Mr. Vincent de P. McCarthy is Senior Vice President - Corporate Development and Strategy of the Company. He is responsible for identifying and evaluating new strategic and M&A opportunities that align with Verisk’s business operations and growth initiatives. Mr. McCarthy joined Verisk from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking group in New York, advising companies in the financial technology, payments and processing, and analytics sectors. Mr. McCarthy joined Merrill Lynch in 1994, and across his career with that firm served in investment banking roles both in the United States and Europe.

Frank Coyne

Mr. Frank J. Coyne is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Coyne served as the Chairman of our Board from 2002 until April 1, 2016 and served as our Chief Executive Officer from 2002 until his retirement in April 2013. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Coyne served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and he served as our President and Chief Operating Officer from 1999 to 2000. Mr. Coyne joined the Company from Kemper Insurance Cos., where he was Executive Vice President, Specialty and Risk Management Groups. Previously, he served in a variety of positions with General Accident Insurance and was elected its President and Chief Operating Officer in 1991. He has also held executive positions with Lynn Insurance Group, Reliance Insurance Co. and PMA Insurance Co. Mr. Coyne also serves on the Board of Directors of Strategic CAT Holdings LLC, a privately-held independent adjusting company. In assessing Mr. Coyne’s skills and qualifications to serve on our Board, our directors considered the in-depth operations and management experience and knowledge gained by Mr. Coyne as Chief Executive Officer of Verisk from 2002 until his retirement in 2013.

J. Hyatt Brown

Mr. J. Hyatt Brown is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Brown has been Chairman of Brown & Brown, Inc. since 1993 and served as Brown & Brown’s Chief Executive Officer from 1993 until July 1, 2009. Mr. Brown is a Trustee of Stetson University in Florida, a past member of the Florida Board of Regents and a member of the Florida Council of 100. He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1972 and was elected Speaker in 1978. Mr. Brown retired as Speaker in 1980. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Speedway Corporation. He served on the boards of directors of Next Era Energy, Inc. until May 2012, Rock-Tenn Company until January 2010, Sun Trust Banks, Inc. until 2008 and Bell South Corporation until 2006. In assessing Mr. Brown’s skills and qualifications to serve on our Board, our directors considered his extensive experience in expanding and managing Brown & Brown, Inc., and his deep knowledge of the insurance industry. Our Board also believes it benefits from Mr. Brown’s experience gained by his current and past service on other public company boards.

Christopher Foskett

Mr. Christopher M. Foskett is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Foskett currently serves as a member of the Management Committee of First Data Corporation and also oversees Corporate and Business Development at First Data Corporation. From 2011 to April 2014 Mr. Foskett served as the Managing Director — Co-Head of North American Banking and Global Head of Sales for Treasury Services at JPMorgan Chase Bank. He was Managing Director — Global Head of Financial Institutions of National Australia Bank from 2008 to 2011 and a Managing Director and Global Head of the Financial Institutions Group in Citigroup’s Corporate Bank from 2007 to 2008. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Foskett was Head of Sales and Relationship Management for Citigroup Global Transaction Services. He also served as Global Industry Head for the Insurance and Investment Industries in Citigroup’s Global Corporate Bank from 1999 to 2003. Previously, he held various roles in Citigroup’s mergers and acquisitions group. In assessing Mr. Foskett’s skills and qualifications to serve on our Board, our directors considered his more than 30 years in the banking and financial services industries, and experience gained as a senior executive with global financial institutions.

Bruce Hansen

Mr. Bruce Hansen is the Independent Director of the Company. From 2002 to 2012, Mr. Hansen served as Chairman and CEO of ID Analytics, a company he co-founded in 2002. Prior to that, Mr. Hansen served as President of HNC Software, Inc., a publicly traded company. Mr. Hansen has also held executive roles at CASA Inc., CitiGroup, ADP and JPMorgan Chase. Mr. Hansen currently serves on the Board of Directors of two publicly traded companies, Performant Financial Corporation and MITEK Systems Inc., as well as one privately held company, Zyme Solutions. Mr. Hansen is also an active member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. In assessing Mr. Hansen’s skills and qualifications to serve on our Board, our directors considered his management and operations experience gained as a senior executive of multiple data analytics businesses, as well as his experience gained by his current and past service on other public company boards.

Constantine Iordanou

Mr. Constantine P. Iordanou is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Iordanou has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Arch Capital Group Limited, or ACGL, since August 2003 and as director of ACGL since January 2002. From January 2002 through July 2003, he was Chief Executive Officer of Arch Capital (U.S.) Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ACGL. Prior to joining ACGL in 2002, Mr. Iordanou served in various capacities for Zurich Financial Services and its affiliates, including as Senior Executive Vice President of Group Operations and Business Development of Zurich Financial Services, President of Zurich-American Specialties Division, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Zurich American and Chief Executive Officer of Zurich North America. Prior to joining Zurich in March of 1992, he served as President of the Commercial Casualty division of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and served as Senior Vice President with the American Home Insurance Company, a member of the American International Group. In assessing Mr. Iordanou’s skills and qualifications to serve on our Board, our directors considered his experience as director and Chief Executive Officer of another public company, ACGL, as well as his extensive experience as a senior executive of various global insurance businesses.

John Lehman

Mr. John F. Lehman, Jr., is Presiding Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Lehman is Chairman of J. F. Lehman & Co., an investment firm that he founded in 1991. Prior to founding J. F. Lehman & Co., he was Managing Director of Paine Webber, Inc. from 1988 to 1991. In 1981, Mr. Lehman was appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Reagan and served in that capacity until 1987. Mr. Lehman was a member of the bipartisan September 11 Commission and serves on the Board of Directors of Ball Corp. and EnerSys, Inc. In assessing Mr. Lehman’s skills and qualifications to serve on our Board, our directors considered his financial expertise and operations skills gained through involvement with numerous diverse businesses and through his experience in government and public service. Our Board also believes it benefits from Mr. Lehman’s experience gained by service on two other public company boards, Ball Corp. and EnerSys, Inc.

Samuel Liss

Mr. Samuel G. Liss is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Liss is the principal of WhiteGate Partners LLC, a financial services advisory firm, and an Adjunct Professor of finance at the New York University Stern School of Business. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Liss served as Executive Vice President at The Travelers Companies and continues to serve as an advisor. Before the merger of The St. Paul and Travelers Companies, Mr. Liss served as Executive Vice President at The St. Paul Companies from 2003 to 2004. From 1994 to 2001, Mr. Liss was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking and the Equities divisions at Credit Suisse working with financial and business services companies. Mr. Liss began his career at Salomon Brothers. Mr. Liss has also served on the Board of Directors of DST Systems, Inc., a publicly traded company, since May 2012. In assessing Mr. Liss’ skills and qualifications to serve on our Board, our directors considered his management and operational experience gained as a senior executive of a global insurance business, his expertise in investment banking and the capital markets and his Board governance experience.

Andrew Mills

Mr. Andrew G. Mills is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Mills has served as Executive Chairman and President of Archegos Capital Management since June 2014 and serves as the Co-Chairman of the Grace & Mercy Foundation. Mr. Mills has also served as the interim President of The King’s College in New York, New York from October 2012 to July 2013 and from May 2007 to December 2008 and also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2014. He is the former Chairman of Intego Solutions LLC, which he founded in 2000. Mr. Mills previously served as Chief Executive Officer of The Thomson Corporation’s Financial and Professional Publishing unit and as a member of Thomson’s Board of Directors. In 1984, he led the start-up operations of Business Research Corporation and was responsible for overseeing its sale and integration into The Thompson Corporation. He began his career with Courtaulds Ltd. and joined The Boston Consulting Group in 1979. Mr. Mills is on the Board of Directors of Camp of the Woods, is a member of the Massachusetts State Board of the Salvation Army and is co-chairman of the Theology of Work Project. In assessing Mr. Mills’ skills and qualifications to serve on our Board, our directors considered his management expertise gained through senior executive positions with diverse businesses and his expertise in acquisitions and integration of acquired businesses.

Thomas Motamed

Mr. Thomas F. Motamed is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Motamed has been the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of CNA Financial Corporation since January 1, 2009. From December 2002 to June 2008, he served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of The Chubb Corporation and President and Chief Operating Officer of Chubb & Son. In assessing Mr. Motamed’s skills and qualifications to serve on our Board, our directors considered his management and operations experience gained as a senior executive, including as Chief Executive Officer, of various global insurance businesses. Our Board also believes it benefits from Mr. Motamed’s experience gained by service on another public company board, CNA Financial Corporation.

Therese Vaughan

Dr. Therese M. Vaughan is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Vaughan has served as the Dean of Drake College of Business since September 2014 and prior to that served as interim Dean from June 2014 to September 2014. Ms. Vaughan served as Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners from February 2009 to November 2012. From January 2005 to January 2009, Ms. Vaughan was the Robb B. Kelley Distinguished Professor of Insurance and Actuarial Science at Drake University. From August 1994 to December 2004, she was Commissioner of the Iowa Insurance Division, directing all insurance business transacted in the State of Iowa. Ms. Vaughan has served on the Board of Directors of Validus Holdings, Ltd., an insurance company, since May 2013, and Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield since May 2013. Ms. Vaughan has previously served on the Board of Directors of Principal Financial Group, Inc. from November 2005 to January 2009 and Endurance Specialty Holding Ltd. from August 2005 to January 2009. In assessing Ms. Vaughan’s skills and qualifications to serve on our Board, our directors considered her deep knowledge of the insurance industry and regulatory environment gained from her experience with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and as Commissioner of the Iowa Insurance Division.

David Wright

Mr. David B. Wright is Independent Director of the Company. Since August 2014, Mr. Wright has served as Managing Partner of Innovative Capital Ventures, Inc. From July 2012 to May 2014, Mr. Wright served as the Chief Executive Officer of ClearEdge Power, a privately held company. From February 2010 to July 2011, Mr. Wright served as the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GridIron Systems. Mr. Wright served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Verari Systems, Inc., from June 2006 to December 2009. He was Executive Vice President, Office of the CEO, Strategic Alliances and Global Accounts of EMC Corporation from July 2004 until August 2006. From October 2000 to July 2004, Mr. Wright served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Legato Systems. Prior to joining Legato Systems, Mr. Wright had a 13-year career with Amdahl Corporation, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Wright also previously served on the Board of Directors of ClearEdge Power, GridIron Systems, ActivIdentity Corp., Aspect Communications Corp., Boole and Babbage Inc. and GeekNet, Inc. In assessing Mr. Wright’s skills and qualifications to serve on our Board, our directors considered the operations and management experience he gained in leadership positions in diverse businesses.