Heather Russell, an acclaimed expert in global corporate law, newly embarks upon her positions at TransUnion as Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President at an exciting juncture of the Company’s history. Founded in 1968 as a transportation finance holding company it is not that anymore. Well known in the USA Transunion is based out of Chicago, Illinois and is primarily understood as a credit data storehouse for consumers. That function and definition has transformed through the decades and Heather Russell’s 20 plus years of experience in corporate finance lends favorably to the expectations and challenges the new TransUnion is due to encounter.
Recently traded publicly for the first time (2015) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), TransUnion (TRU) developed into a global risk management conglomeration with offices also in India, Hong Kong, the U.K., Canada and Central Africa among other current and projected locations. Once a passive repository of data TransUnion now stores, verifies, analyzes and interprets historical records of the financial, declaration and location behavior of both consumers and businesses. It aims to empower consumers to make informed decisions toward an enhanced economic future in keeping with sustainable development goals on the global level. It is reported that as of June 2018, the month of Heather’s commencement with the Company, TransUnion manages the storage and accurate distribution of over 58 petabytes of data. That’s somewhat equivalent to watching fourteen years worth of YouTube (YT) videos in High Definition (HD) on a 24″ by 17″ screen. That represents a mountain of information to ensure is managed within compliance of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Heather Russell is up for the challenge. Her career reflects a progressive growth in positive contribution to law firms and financial institutions. She has successfully served in such key leadership roles as associate general counsel, corporate secretary, managing director, executive vice president, senior vice president and head of public policy and regulatory affairs. Her prior endeavors involved responsibility for institutional regulatory compliance and placing the final signature on the legal stacks. She can look forward to more of the same as TransUnion acquires new, international credit bureau agencies and expands its mission. Contact Heather Russell on Facebook.