Meet the Authors
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 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 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 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 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.
As Senior Channel Director of D&B’s Global Product Solutions organization, Robert Porreca has 32 years of experience in information management and credit risk management. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and webinars on credit risk management, and recently authored his first paper, Credit Departments as Drivers of Profitable Growth.
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 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.
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.
Before joining Dun & Bradstreet, Christian was a managing editor, senior financial writer and analyst for StreetAuthority.com (a financial newsletter publishing company), and wrote financial articles that were featured on MSN Money, Business Insider, Nasdaq.com, and several other well-known online outlets. Before he was an editor, Christian worked in the commercial banking industry for seven years.
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.
Chris Rios is senior finance leader of D&B, where he leads development of global shared services for finance.
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, who helps guide the First Research editorial team at Hoover's, has worked for the company in several editing and writing capacities since 1998.
Diana Jolly is an intern success story who participated in Dun and Bradstreet’s 2013 and 2014 Summer Internship Program working first with the Severe Risk team and later with the Trade Operations team. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University in May 2014 with a degree in Enterprise Risk Management. Following graduation, Diana was hired full time with Trade Operations, and she currently works with public records in processing United States suit, lien, and judgment records.
Diane Ramirez has been a member of the D&B editorial department for more than a decade. She currently covers the health care and insurance industries for Hoover’s.
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.
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 is a writer and editor for the First Research team at Hoover's.
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.
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 is an industry editor for First Research/Hoover's.
Kenny Jones has been with Hoover's Editorial team for eleven years, researching companies and executives in a wide range of industries.
Linet Krouse is a SWAT Editor for Hoovers. Previously, she performed quality assurance for Dun & Bradstreet's global customer operations. Before joining D&B, Linet's work experience includes customer service, property management, and benefits administration.
Lisa Petrucci is the Vice President of D&B Global Alliances and Partner Solutions, building and managing D&B's partnerships with high-tech software vendors including Oracle, Salesforce, SAP/Ariba and Sugar.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 has covered business, technology and science at newspapers and in higher education. At Hoover’s he covers computers and telecommunications.
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.