|Jeffrey R. Tarr|
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jeffrey R. Tarrjoined the Board of Directors in April 2011 and currently serves as a director and our President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining us, from 2008 to December 2010 Mr. Tarr served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of IHS Inc., a provider of information and insight in energy, economics, geopolitical risk, environmental sustainability and supply chain management. Before becoming President and Chief Operating Officer of IHS in 2008, Mr. Tarr was Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer (2007-2008) and President and Chief Operating Officer of one of the company’s two operating divisions (2004-2007). Mr. Tarr led Hoover’s Inc. from 2001 through 2004. He served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and a director from 2001 and additionally as Chairman from 2002 until The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation acquired Hoover’s in 2003. Subsequent to the acquisition, Mr. Tarr served as President of Hoover’s. Prior to that, Mr. Tarr served as President and Chief Executive Officer of All.com, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Tarr held senior level positions at US West, Inc., TecMagik and International Development Group. Mr. Tarr began his career with Bain & Company. Mr. Tarr is a director of The Corporate Executive Board Company, a provider of research and analysis focused on strategy, operations and general management issues. Mr. Tarr holds a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.