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Wes Hunt named Vice President, Enterprise Data Science and Analytics

Industry thought leader to further advance Alliance Data’s enterprise data science and analytics strategy

COLUMBUS, Ohio, September 19, 2018 -- Alliance Data’s card services business, a premier provider of branded private label, co-brand, and business card programs, has appointed Wes Hunt as vice president, data scientist. In this position, he will serve as the organization’s enterprise data science and analytics leader and be responsible for further advancing Alliance Data’s strategic investments in data and analytics. Hunt will also lead Alliance Data’s Analytics and Insights Institute, the organization’s data-driven in-house consultancy providing world-class expertise, resources, insights, and thought leadership to brand and industry partners.

Hunt has more than 25 years of experience in the application of data and analytics, most recently serving as MetLife’s chief data officer, where he led the company’s data and analytics strategy globally. Before MetLife, Hunt was chief data officer at Nationwide Insurance, where he established the customer information and analytics function and sponsored efforts to create actionable insights and a single view of the customer across all consumer-facing channels. Hunt also previously held management positions at IBM Corporation, Wells Fargo Bank, KPMG and JPMorgan Chase.

Hunt is an established thought leader in the data and analytics field, having been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Cornium Research’s Top 50 Data & Analytics Professionals. He has also served as a guest lecturer at Stanford University, Wharton, and The Ohio State University. Hunt will report to Jami Dewolf, chief marketing officer.

“Wes’ deep expertise in advancing the value derived from leveraging data, analytics and technology makes him the ideal fit for Alliance Data and our continued commitment to using data-driven insights to grow customer loyalty,” said Dewolf. “His proven track record of driving results at the enterprise level will help ensure that we continue to advance our data strategy, innovate in the analytics space, and add even more value for our brand partners.”

Hunt is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in addition to undergraduate degrees in economics and finance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

About Alliance Data’s card services business
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Alliance Data’s card services business develops market-leading private label, co-brand, and business credit card programs for many of the world's most recognizable brands. Through our branded credit programs, we help build more profitable relationships between our partners and their cardmembers, and drive lasting loyalty.                                    

Using the industry’s most comprehensive and predictive data set, advanced analytics, and broad-reaching capabilities, Alliance Data’s card services business has been helping partners increase sales and provide greater value to their cardmembers since 1986. We are proud to be part of the Alliance Data enterprise (NYSE: ADS), an S&P 500, FORTUNE 500 and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For company headquartered in Plano, Texas. To learn more, visit KnowMoreSellMore.com, follow us on Twitter @Know_SellMore, and connect with us on LinkedIn at Alliance Data card services.   

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Media Contacts:

Lesley Waldsmith
614-383-1620
lesley.waldsmith@fahlgren.com

Rachel Stultz
614-729-4890
rachel.stultz@alliancedata.com

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