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CFRA Names Concannon as CRO

CFRA, a provider of independent research, today announced that Dan Concannon has been named to the newly formed position of Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) to generate increased growth following the company’s successful one-year anniversary of its acquisition of S&P Global’s Equity and Fund Research business.

As CRO, Concannon will continue to propel CFRA as a growth-oriented, client-centered, global research and data company. He will oversee all global sales and marketing in addition to joining the company’s executive leadership team.

Concannon brings over 20 years of experience in sales management, team building and partner development, most recently serving as a strategic sales and business development advisor to The London Stock Exchange (LSE), Versium and DemystData. Concannon’s prior roles include Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at WealthEngine and CEO of GMI Ratings, an independent provider of global corporate governance, forensic accounting and ESG ratings and research. As CEO, Concannon led the company to a successful exit for shareholders through a sale to strategic acquirer, MSCI, Inc. Concannon also served as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) where he helped significantly increase revenues and actively participated in the sale to RiskMetrics Group (now part of MSCI, Inc.).

“We have experienced significant growth through organic and acquisition efforts,” said CFRA CEO Peter de Boer. “Dan’s deep experience with scaling similar organizations, integrating operations and enhancing the overall client experience will help us to further enhance our global brand and opportunities.”

“I am thrilled to be part of CFRA,” said Concannon. “It is exciting to join a fast-growing company that is leading a new path in the independent research space. The industry has undergone a lot of change and CFRA is well-positioned to capitalize on the need for truly objective and high-performing insights across sectors, industries, funds, and companies. I intend to build on CFRA’s progress of 2017 and look forward to additional growth and success for the company and our clients.”