Meet the Authors

Adam Anderson

Adam Anderson

Adam Anderson is the managing editor of Bizmology. He has worked at Hoover's in several editor roles writing about various industries since 2004. He has his BS in media studies from the University of Texas. Follow Adam on Twitter.

Adam Morehouse

Adam Morehouse

Adam Morehouse is a Macro Analytic Consultant on D&B’s Global Data, Insight & Analytics team. He covers parts of the Asia Pacific region as a contributor to D&B Macro Market/Country Insight Products. He also contributes to D&B’s monthly economic tracker, adding both commentary and analysis. Adam holds a BBA in finance from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and an MBA in financial management from Pace University in New York City.

Alexandra Biesada

Alexandra Biesada

Alexandra Biesada shops everyday, whether she wants to or not, and pines for the days when it was strictly a recreational activity. She has covered the retail beat for Hoover’s since 2001. Follow her on Twitter.

Amy Schein

Amy Schein

Amy Schein is an Industry Specialist at First Research, where she covers various aspects of the media industry. She earned her BS and MA in media studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Follow Amy on Twitter.

Anne Law

Anne Law

Anne Law has been a member of the D&B editorial department for more than a decade, providing content for the Hoover's and First Research products. She currently covers the health care and insurance industries for First Research. For industry news, follow Anne on Twitter.

Bodhi Ganguli

Bodhi Ganguli

Bodhi Ganguli is a Senior Economist on D&B’s Global Data, Insight & Analytics team. Based in Short Hills, NJ, Bodhi covers sub-Saharan Africa as a contributor to D&B Macro Market/Country Insight Products. He is also a member of D&B's US Economic Advisory Panel. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Rutgers University and his bachelor's degree in economics from Presidency College, India.

Brydget Falk-Drigan

Brydget Falk-Drigan

Brydget Falk-Drigan leads Global Talent Acquisition for the Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) Corporation, based out of Short Hills, NJ, where she is focused on identifying and attracting top talent through best-in-class recruiting practices, increased brand presence, and greater internal mobility.

Catherine Colbert

Catherine Colbert

Colbert is an industry editor and blogger. She covers a variety of industries, such as consumer products, retail, banking, and construction, among others. Follow her on Twitter.

Christie Zuk

Christie Zuk

In Christie Zuk’s 28-year career with D&B she has successfully recommended and implemented strategic business solutions for D&B’s largest Canadian customers to increase their profitability, efficiency, and to reduce risk.

Daniele Fraietta

Daniele Fraietta

Daniele Fraietta has been a D&B economist for more than two years. He currently covers some Western European countries, notably Italy, Greece, Spain and Ireland. For D&B, Daniele has also developed the new econometric framework for commodity prices and exchange rates forecasting. He has an MSc in Economics from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, a Master in Business Administration from The Polytechnic University of Milan, and a Master in International Business from the Chapman College of Business.

David Woodruff

David Woodruff

David Woodruff, who helps guide the First Research editorial team at Hoover's, has worked for the company in several editing and writing capacities since 1998.

Greg Perliski

Greg Perliski

Greg Perliski is Director of Hoover's Editorial. He shares with his team a passion for gathering and reporting solid facts that reveal great business stories. Greg has worked both in journalism and public relations. He keeps his yin and yang in balance working on his rather erratic golf game.

Ilona Dmitrieva

Ilona Dmitrieva

Ilona Dmitrieva is a Senior Economist on the D&B’s Global Data, Insight & Analytics team. Based in Marlow, UK, Ilona is the Regional Analyst for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and frequently contributes to D&B Macro Market/Country Insight Products. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Moscow Economics and Statistics Institute.

Isaac Leung

Isaac Leung

Isaac Leung is a senior economist on D&B’s Global Data, Insight & Analytics team. Based in Marlow/United Kingdom, he covers China, India, and other parts of the Asia/Pacific region as a contributor to D&B Macro Market/Country Insight Products. His areas of interest include maritime economics. He has degrees from Cambridge University and the London School of Economics.

James Bryant

James Bryant

James Bryant is a writer and editor for the First Research team at Hoover's.

Jason Cother

Jason Cother

Jason Cother is a senior editor at Hoover's, having served in a variety of roles since he first joined the company in 1997. Jason’s hobbies include building upon his 30-year collection of TV Guides (yes, just like Frank Costanza) and matching wits, usually unsuccessfully, with his three pit bulls. Follow Jason on Twitter.

John Willis

John Willis

After 15+ years working at Hoover's as a copyeditor, in 2011 John Willis began actually writing company profiles. Besides offering the occasional post here, he also reads every blog post on Bizmology at least twice.

Josh Lower

Josh Lower

Josh Lower is an industry editor for First Research/Hoover's.

Kenny Jones

Kenny Jones

Kenny Jones has been with Hoover's Editorial team for eleven years, researching companies and executives in a wide range of industries.

Laura Huchzermeyer

Laura Huchzermeyer

Laura Huchzermeyer is an industry specialist for D&B's First Research at Hoover's. She keeps a watchful eye on the financial services, construction, and real estate industries. Follow her on Twitter.

Linnea Kirgan

Linnea Kirgan

Linnea Kirgan is an industry editor for First Research/Hoover's, covering retail and consumer topics. Follow her on Twitter.

Lynett Oliver

Lynett Oliver

Lynett Oliver has a B.S. in Communication from The University of Texas. She wrote training materials for Walt Disney World and co-owned a small film and video production company before joining Hoover's in 1998.

Markus Kuger

Markus Kuger

Having previously worked for the European Parliament in Brussels, Markus Kuger joined D&B’s office in Marlow/United Kingdom in June 2010. In his role as Senior Economist in D&B Macro Market/Country Insight Products, he is writing about his home country Germany as well as the UK, France, the Netherlands, and Poland.

Michael McLellan

Michael McLellan

Michael McLellan covers a wide variety of companies and industries for D&B and Hoover's. Follow him on Twitter.

Michelle Campbell

Michelle Campbell

Michelle Campbell is a Senior Economist on D&B’s Global Data, Insight & Analytics team. Based in the UK, she covers the Latin American region for D&B Macro Market Country Insight Products. In addition to her experience in the financial services sector, Campbell has worked as a visiting lecturer in the UK and in the Caribbean. Michelle holds a master of science degree in economics from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad.

Oana Aristide

Oana Aristide

Oana Aristide is a Senior Economist on D&B’s Global Data, Insight and Analytics team. Based in the UK, she covers three Scandinavian countries as well as Romania, Japan, Malaysia, and the Philippines as a contributor to D&B's Macro Market/Country Insight Products. She has a background in central banking.

Rachel Gallo

Rachel Gallo

Rachel Gallo is a writer and editor at Hoover's and contributor to Bizmology. Her work covers a variety of industries and topics, including news and trends across the health care, financial services, technology, and business services industries.

Rebecca Mallett

Rebecca Mallett

Rebecca Mallett has been researching and writing about companies, industries, and executives as a member of the Hoover’s editorial team since 2007. For the past 6 years, she has focused on the agriculture and food manufacturing, business services, and mining and energy industries as a member of the First Research team. Follow her on Twitter.

Rhona Melsky

Rhona Melsky

Rhona Melsky is a digital marketing editor at Dun & Bradstreet. She most recently worked as marketing copywriter at B2B CFO, which serves owners of privately-held companies. Melsky is an experienced journalist, writer, and editor. She has written and edited for The Arizona Republic, Scottsdale Times, BizAZ, and Arizona Woman, among others. Melsky also worked the copy desk of various trade magazines, including Nation’s Restaurant News, and managed the copy desk of Chain Store Age Executive.

Rishi Dave

Rishi Dave

Rishi joined D&B in February 2014 as Chief Marketing Officer. He was previously the Executive Director of Digital Marketing at Dell. Rishi has spent his career in the technology industry with marketing, business development, and consulting roles at Rivio, Inc., Trilogy Software, eBay and Bain & Company. Rishi holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Economics with Honors from Stanford University and an MBA in Marketing from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Follow him on Twitter.

Rob Heidrick

Rob Heidrick

Rob Heidrick is an Industry Editor on the First Research team. A business journalist at heart, he mostly reports on food and beverage manufacturing, the hospitality industry, and the recreation sector, as well as issues related to government and education. Follow Rob on Twitter.

Shelly Lucas

Shelly Lucas

Shelly Lucas is a content maven, Bad Cat Calendar fan, art lover, and a senior marketing manager at Dun & Bradstreet. Follow her on Twitter.

Solomon Abudarham

Solomon Abudarham

My career started in 1979 with D&B Canada in Montreal. With the knowledge, expertise and passion for the credit industry; I have successfully launched several agencies, consulted industry leaders, hosted credit seminars and participated as a subject matter expert on various assignments. Presently employed with D&B, I have the pleasure and honour of working with some of the elite talent in the industry to provide cutting-edge business solutions to the Canadian market.

Stuart Hampton

Stuart Hampton

British editorial veteran Stuart Hampton has been covering oil and gas companies for Hoover's since the Neogene-Quaternary period. Well, actually, since the early 1990s. For the best overview of the oil industry and its history he recommends Daniel Yergin's "The Prize." You can also follow Stuart on Twitter.

Tim Green

Tim Green

Tim Green has covered business, technology and science at newspapers and in higher education. At Hoover’s he covers computers and telecommunications.

Warwick Knowles

Warwick Knowles

Dr. Warwick Knowles is the Deputy Chief Economist on D&B’s Global Data, Insight & Analytics team. Based in Marlow, UK, he covers global issues and the Middle East and North Africa for D&B Macro Market/Country Insight Products. Previously he taught Middle East politics and political economy for almost a decade at both Newcastle and Durham Universities and has published widely on regional issues and the hydrocarbon sector.