Data Axle Announces Formation of Strategic Advisory Council to Accelerate Product and Data Innovation

Data Axle Forms Strategic Advisory Committee

Company brings in five distinguished inaugural members, including senior executives from Amazon Web Services, Bain Capital, Dun & Bradstreet, Lending Tree and LiveRamp

We are delighted to welcome such thoughtful and accomplished advisors to Data Axle.

— Michael Iaccarino, CEO of Data Axle

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA, February 16, 2022 / — Data Axle, the leading provider of data, data-driven marketing and real-time intelligence solutions, today announced the formation of its Strategic Advisory Board. Appointments to this new board include Faraz Shafiq, Managing Director and Global Head, Digital Transformation, Amazon Web Services; Noah Breslow, operating partner at Bain Capital; Michael Bird, former President, Global Sales & Marketing at Dun & Bradstreet; David Pann, Product Manager at LiveRamp; and current Data Axle board member Nikul Patel, former chief product and strategy officer for Lending Tree.

The collective inclusion of these five distinguished leaders underscores Data Axle’s commitment to product and innovation as well as the future of data-driven marketing and real-time intelligence solutions. Going forward, the new board will work closely with management, advising them on business growth, data trends and innovations, as well as the deployment of current solutions and new ones. strategic additions to its offerings.

“We are thrilled to welcome such thoughtful and accomplished advisors to Data Axle,” said Michael Iaccarino, Data Axle President and CEO. “This group’s phenomenal seniority in the industry and proven track record in data, product and digital marketing perfectly complements Data Axle’s well-established reputation in data-driven marketing. We know they will bring their unique perspectives and ideas from their long and distinguished careers, while playing an active role in the business as we grow and innovate.

Data Axle Strategic Advisory Board Members:

Michael Bird is an accomplished leader focused on building businesses at the intersection of data, analytics, and software. He most recently served as President of Global Sales and Marketing Solutions for Dun & Bradstreet, leading strategy, business transformation, product development and strategic mergers and acquisitions. Michael joined D&B in 2015 following the acquisition of NetProspex, where he served as CEO. NetProspex was a leading B2B data management platform company and received numerous awards for innovation, growth, customer success and employee satisfaction.

Noah Breslow joined Bain Capital Ventures in 2021 as an Operating Partner, where he focuses on advising portfolio CEOs and management teams and helping the firm invest in fintech and software companies across the board. steps. Prior to Bain Capital Ventures, Breslow was President and CEO of OnDeck® (NYSE: ONDK), a leading online lender for small businesses. OnDeck pioneered the use of data analytics to make real-time lending decisions and quickly deliver capital to small businesses online.

David Pann recently joined LiveRamp as Chief Product Officer, where he now oversees product design, innovation and long-term strategy for LiveRamp’s product portfolio, in addition to leading platform-level differentiation. -form. Prior to this role, he held global business responsibility for all Microsoft search, native and display advertising that runs on Microsoft and partner networks.

Nikul Patel is currently a board member of Data Axle and former Chief Product and Strategy Officer of LendingTree from June 2012 to February 2019, playing a pivotal role during the company’s explosive growth. During his tenure, he managed the company’s product and strategy as chief product and strategy officer. Mr. Patel has also held various leadership positions involving technology products and services at Intel Corporation.

Faraz Shafiq currently leads digital transformation and business modernization for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Previously, Shafiq was senior vice president, chief data and artificial intelligence officer for Cambia, a 101-year-old $10 billion healthcare company with a mission to disrupt and innovate. Previously, Shafiq was Global Chief Data and Analytics Officer and Executive General Manager of Verizon. The team was responsible for data science and Internet of Things products and platforms.

This news follows the September 2021 training and announcement a separate strategic advisory board serving the highly regarded nonprofit division of Data Axle. To see the full Strategic Advisory Council, visit:

About Data Axle
Data Axle is a leading provider of data, data-driven marketing, and real-time business intelligence solutions for enterprises, small businesses, nonprofits, and political organizations. The Company’s solutions enable customers to acquire and retain customers and improve their user experiences through proprietary business and consumer data, artificial intelligence/machine learning models, software applications innovative and expert professional services. Data Axle’s cloud-based platform delivers real-time data and data updates through APIs, CRM integrations, SaaS and managed services. Data Axle has over 45 years of experience helping organizations exceed their goals. For more information, visit

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