Dun & Bradstreet inks Kotovets as chief data officer

Dun & Bradstreet, a Short Hills-based provider of data and analytics for businesses, announced on Thursday it has named Gary Kotovets as its chief data officer.

In this role, Kotovets will be responsible for leading the firm’s global data strategy and identifying ways to transform the business as it continues to explore new digital and alternative data opportunities. He will report to Stephen C. Daffron, president.

“Organizations around the world, in virtually every industry, rely on Dun & Bradstreet’s trusted and ethically-sourced commercial data, and the tools, insights, and transparency that can fuel their success in today’s world,” Daffron said. “With nearly two decades of experience in the data industry, Gary’s credentials make him a strong choice to lead the Firm’s expanding data strategy and fuel the next generation of solutions that help our clients better understand their prospects, customers and partners.”

Prior to Dun & Bradstreet, Kotovets served as the global head of data acquisition and management at Bloomberg L.P.

“This is a pivotal moment in Dun & Bradstreet’s history as it looks to help clients improve performance and drive growth in an ever changing and dynamic world,”  Kotovets said. “I look forward to joining the Firm’s talented team to help propel their continued growth and leadership in the data sector.”