Elizabeth Mann has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer for data analytics company Verisk, effective Sept. 15.
She will lead the Jersey City-based company’s global finance organization, including its accounting and controllership, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, strategic sourcing and procurement, tax and treasury arms.
“We’re excited to welcome Elizabeth to Verisk. Elizabeth’s global and multi-faceted finance experience coupled with her leadership make her the perfect candidate to lead Verisk’s dynamic finance team,” said CEO Lee Shavel. “Elizabeth will be a great partner in achieving our longer-term growth and return objectives and an invaluable resource for valued stakeholders who want to better understand Verisk’s financial and competitive strengths.”
Mann was most recently CFO for the Ratings and Mobility divisions of S&P Global. Prior to that, she was S&P Global’s senior vice president of capital management. She also held several roles at Goldman Sachs, including managing director of the Firmwide Strategy group and the Technology, Media & Telecom Investment Banking group.
“Verisk occupies a unique position as a trusted partner to the industries it serves. I’m looking forward to working with Lee and the leadership team to expand on Verisk’s position and accelerate the company’s strong financial performance and strategy for growth,” Mann said.
Verisk does not currently have a permanent CFO and hasn’t since former Chief Financial Officer Shavel rose to his current role in May with the retirement of then-CEO Scott Stephenson. David Grover, Verisk’s controller and chief accounting officer, has been serving as interim CFO.
“We’re incredibly thankful to David for his leadership and support during this transition period,” Shavel said.
Mann earned a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Oxford, and she was Moore Instructor & National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.