Chief Analytics and Science Officer
Sameer Chopra is ID Analytics’ Chief Analytics and Science Officer. He is a thought leader with 20-plus years of experience solving practical business problems using Advanced Analytics and machine learning.
Highly regarded in the Analytics community, Chopra has a demonstrable track record of effective management and successful leadership in driving growth. He has built high impact data science teams from the ground up and successfully led them to become strategic assets for firms.
Most recently, he served on the senior leadership team of GoDaddy as the Chief Analytics Officer. Prior to which he was the Chief Analytics Officer for Orbitz Worldwide (Expedia), reporting to the CEO. Here he founded and grew the Advanced Analytics group—applying data science and machine learning across different facets of the organization, helping transform the culture to become more Data/Analytics driven.
Chopra spent earlier years of his career at eBay where he was in the formative team in the Trust & Safety group, building the first set of fraud models. He later went on to lead online marketing analytics at eBay, helping build out a successful KW optimization bidding engine at scale in SEM.
He also led eBay’s Experimentation Design & Analysis group (A/B testing and MVT)—a team featured in a Harvard Business Review case study.
He currently also serves on the advisory board of Northwestern University’s MSiA (Master’s in Analytics) program where he mentors students and helps shape the curriculum.
Chopra is a frequent keynote speaker at Big Data/Analytics conferences. He is regularly selected to consult as an analytical expert in leading expert networks globally.
- Master of Science, Operations Research, MIT
- BS, Math & Computer Science, Summa Cum Laude / Valedictorian, Allegheny College
Senior Vice President of Product
Ajay Nigam joined ID Analytics in February, 2017. As Senior Vice President, Product and Technology, Nigam is responsible for leading the company’s strategy and roadmap to bring new products to market.
Nigam brings a proven track record of more than two decades managing P&L, product management and engineering organizations for both large enterprise and early-stage start-up companies to his role. Prior to joining ID Analytics, Nigam served as senior vice president of Products for BrightPoint Security, later acquired by ServiceNow. Prior to BrightPoint, he served as Chief Product Officer for two successful security start-ups. Before leading those early-stage companies, Nigam held strategic and executive leadership roles within product management at Verisign Symantec. He was also the founding co-chair of the O-Auth open standard for authorization, and is a frequent speaker on security, privacy, mobile commerce/payments and cloud services strategies at industry events.
- Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications), University of Jabalpur, India
- Fellow of Institution of Electronic and Telecom Engineering
Vice President of Planning and Business Operations
Peng Leong joined ID Analytics in May of 2016. As Vice President of Finance Leong is responsible for managing the company’s financial strategy and business operations.
Leong has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in finance, reporting, management consulting and risk analytics. Prior to joining ID Analytics Leong played a key role as the senior director of finance for CoreLogic’s Credit Information and Verification Services business where he was responsible for strategic planning, financial operations and M&A initiatives.
Prior to CoreLogic, Leong held a variety of roles with the College Loan Corporation and Groundswell Inc., a technology consultancy. Most notably, he worked at Deloitte for the audit, accounting and management consulting practices. With Deloitte, he acquired global experience with clients throughout the U.S., Australia and South East Asia regions.
- MBA, University of Southern California
- Bachelor of economics in accounting and finance, Macquarie University in Australia
Senior Vice President of Sales
Matt McAluney assumed the role of senior vice president of sales at ID Analytics in December 2014. McAluney oversees all revenue generation and client relationship management functions at ID Analytics. He is responsible for enhancing our corporate strategy to help meet both near-term and long-term revenue goals. From November 2013 to December 2014, McAluney served as vice president of sales for the financial services business at ID Analytics.
McAluney has more than twenty years of sales and executive leadership experience in both large and small enterprises. Prior to joining ID Analytics in 2013, McAluney was the vice president of sales at Equifax where he led new client development, marketing partnerships and served as general manager of a high growth market for Equifax’s personal information solutions business unit. In that role, he led strategy development, strategic planning, product development, marketing, and P&L management. Prior to Equifax, he also held sales and business development roles with Proficient Systems, Yodlee, Parametric Technologies, and Black and Decker.
- MBA, Emory University
- BBA, Loyola University
Vice President of Marketing
Eric Lindeen joined ID Analytics in October 2015 as Vice President of Marketing. Lindeen is responsible for the company’s overall marketing and communications strategy and execution, as well as its brand and demand generation programs.
Lindeen brings more than 25 years of marketing and technology experience to his role, with expertise working directly with financial institutions as well as the financial services and lending markets. Prior to joining ID Analytics, he served as vice president of solution marketing for Zoot Enterprises, where he helped lenders develop and deploy complex solutions for credit origination.
- MBA, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business
- BS, University of Southern California
People and Culture Leader
Jennifer Bigelow is an accomplished Human Resources (HR) professional with 20-plus years of experience. In her role at ID Analytics, she partners with executive leaders to achieve organization and business alignment. She is responsible for the implementation of policies and procedures and group benefits programs, ensures compliance with regulations and oversees the delivery of HR initiatives across the organization.
Bigelow successfully managed the company’s transition through its 2012 acquisition by LifeLock and again during the 2017 $2.3 billion acquisition by Symantec, advising management on appropriate legal, ethical and other sensitive human resource matters. She was instrumental in identifying HR challenges, integrating HR practices and company cultures, managing expectations and ensuring communication with employees at every step in the process.
Prior to joining ID Analytics in 2006, Bigelow was a benefits analyst for FICO (formerly HNC Software, Inc.). She conducted market studies and analysis on various benefit plans and their cost and made recommendations for carrier and plan design changes that resulted in significant savings for the company. Bigelow also provided expert consulting services for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) due diligence, preparation and execution.
Bigelow specializes in Executive Coaching, M&A, Performance Management, Employee Relations, Recruitment, Health and Welfare Plan Design and Systems. She is committed to fostering a collaborative, fun work culture for all employees based on values and respect.