SAN JOSE, Calif. – November 10, 2014 - FICO (NYSE:FICO), the predictive analytics and decision management software company, today announced the appointment of Wayne Huyard as Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Services, succeeding Mike Gordon. Mr. Huyard was previously the President of RightNow Technologies and EVP at MCI-Worldcom-MCI-Verizon. Mike Gordon has resigned to accept a position as Group CEO of Callcredit Information Group.
“I’m happy that Wayne Huyard has accepted our offer to join FICO. Wayne is a highly capable, highly regarded executive, and his leadership will help us to continue our strong growth trajectory,” said Will Lansing, CEO of FICO. “We thank Mike Gordon for his many contributions to our business, and wish him all the best as he takes on a new set of challenges.”
A seasoned business executive with experience at MCI, WorldCom, Verizon, Cerberus Capital, RightNow Technologies, and Oracle, Mr. Huyard has led sales, marketing, services and business development initiatives in multiple industries across every major market segment and geography.
“I’m excited to join the FICO team as the company innovates and asserts leadership in the fast-growing predictive analytics and decision management solutions market,” said Mr. Huyard. “I look forward to broadening and accelerating sales and service capabilities for the benefit of our current and prospective clients.”
FICO (NYSE:FICO) delivers superior predictive analytics that drive smarter decisions. The company’s groundbreaking use of mathematics to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries and revolutionized the way risk is managed and products are marketed. FICO’s innovative solutions include the FICO® Score — the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States — along with the industry-leading solutions for managing credit accounts, identifying and minimizing the impact of fraud, and customizing consumer offers with pinpoint accuracy. Most of the world’s top banks, as well as leading insurers, retailers, pharma businesses and government agencies rely on FICO solutions to accelerate growth, control risk, boost profits and meet regulatory and competitive demands. FICO also helps millions of individuals manage their personal credit health through www.myFICO.com. FICO: Make every decision count.
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Except for historical information contained herein, the statements contained in this news release that relate to FICO or its business are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the success of the Company’s Decision Management strategy and reengineering initiative, the maintenance of its existing relationships and ability to create new relationships with customers and key alliance partners, its ability to continue to develop new and enhanced products and services, its ability to recruit and retain key technical and managerial personnel, competition, regulatory changes applicable to the use of consumer credit and other data, the failure to realize the anticipated benefits of any acquisitions, continuing material adverse developments in global economic conditions or in the markets we serve, and other risks described from time to time in FICO’s SEC reports, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2013 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes, FICO’s results could differ materially from its expectations. FICO disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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