Heather Russell is now both the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of TransUnion, a move that was made effective on June 4.
Russell brings a wealth of experience to the position and has gained a diverse skill set while working as a legal executive for more than 20 years. Just a few of the areas Ms. Russell has specialized in is data privacy, regulatory compliance, mergers & acquisitions, and consumer financial services.
Heather Russell will be responsible for all governing and compliance issues, functions of consumer privacy, and relations with governments for TransUnion and its group of subsidiaries. Her direct supervisor will be Jim Peck, the company’s president and chief executive officer. Ms. Russell will also serve on the TransUnion Executive Committee.
Peck expressed his satisfaction at bringing Peck on board and said that her skillset and expertise are highly valued commodities at TransUnion. Peck went on to say that he is confident in Russell’s ability to help the company continue to provide beneficial solutions for clients and reach the next desired stage of growth.
Russell was just as excited by her hiring and says that TransUnion is the top player for information solutions and provides a pertinent service that allows businesses to make more informed decisions that enable consumer access to higher quality products and services. Russell also said that she is thrilled to add her own abilities to such a quality team.
In her crunchbase.com account, Heather Russel worked previously at Buckley Sandler LLP, where she headed the regulation and supervision of financial institutions and Fintech practices for the company. Russell has performed quality work for a variety of companies and her career path has included stops at Fifth World Bank as well as the Bank Of New York Mellon.
The opportunity for Russell with TransUnion was made available by the retirement of her predecessor John Blenke.
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