Thomas F. Chapman, Equifax president and chief executive officer, Thursday announced that James J. Allhusen, 49, will join Equifax Inc. as executive vice president and group executive. Allhusen will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of North American Information Services, the company’s largest business unit.
“Jim will provide the leadership to continue our outstanding growth by capitalizing on our position as a premier provider of information and knowledge-based solutions that are changing the shape of global commerce,” Chapman said. “His management experience, entrepreneurship and competitive drive is critical to our future as the lowest cost, highest quality producer, providing total solutions to our customers.”
Allhusen comes to Equifax with 25 years of marketing and financial services experience, nationally and internationally. He was most recently with Advanta Corporation, one of the largest bankcard issuers, where he was executive vice president responsible for both the domestic and international card businesses. Previously he was with Standard Chartered Bank as general manager, with experience working in Asia and the Middle East. Earlier in his career Allhusen was with Household Bank and BancOhio National Bank.
At Equifax, Allhusen will be leading North American Information Services’ new industry aligned organization responsible for sales, marketing and operations, reporting to Chapman. Allhusen replaces Equifax veteran, John Rougeou, who retires February 28, 1998.
Allhusen earned a bachelor of arts degree from Colgate University and graduated from the School of Bank Marketing at Colorado University. He and his wife, Susan, and five children will live in Atlanta.
Equifax is a global leader in providing information, processing, consulting and software solutions that facilitate and enhance buyer-seller transactions worldwide. The company serves businesses in the banking, finance, retail, credit card, telecommunications/utilities and health care administration industries. Equifax is changing the shape of global commerce through growth and innovation, driven by technology and people. It operates in 17 countries with sales in 40 countries. Founded in 1899 in Atlanta, Equifax today has 10,000 employees around the world. Revenues for the 12 months ended December 31, 1997, were $1.4 billion. Visit the company’s Internet web site at .Details