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Our company, industry, and contact information is researched, written, and reviewed regularly by our in-house Editorial staff, providing real insight by real people. Our editors are seasoned writers and journalists who hold degrees in business, journalism, law, and more. We care about the subjects we cover, and it shows. Hoover’s business insight is distinguished by the human touch.

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Adam Anderson, Company Editor
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Editor Profile

Adam Anderson

Professional Background

  • D&B, Bizmology Managing Editor, 2 years
  • D&B, Company Editor, 8 years
  • D&B, Research Editor, 2 years

Areas of Coverage

  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Logistics

Education

  • BS, Radio-TV-Film, University of Texas at Austin

Adam Anderson

Company Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Adam Anderson is a Company Editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including Hoover's. He primarily covers manufacturing, transportation, and industrial sectors. He is also the Managing Editor of the Bizmology business blog.

Previous Experience
Mr. Anderson has 10 years of experience writing about business. His previous experience includes work as a project manager at a global market research firm.

Alexandra Biesada, Industry Editor
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Editor Profile

Alexandra Biesada

Professional Background

  • D&B, Industry Editor, since 2014
  • D&B, Company Editor, 11 years
  • Freelance Journalist, 5 years

Areas of Coverage

  • Consumer Products
  • Retail
  • Banking & Construction

Education

  • BA, Geology, Oberlin College
  • MS, Journalism, The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University

Alexandra Biesada

Industry Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Alex Biesada is an Industry Editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including Hoover's and First Research. She covers the retail and financial services industries. Prior to joining First Research in 2014, she spent more than a decade covering the retail and consumer products industries for Hoover’s. She also contributes to Hoover’s Bizmology business blog.

Previous Experience
Before joining D&B, Ms. Biesada wrote for magazines and newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal’s Texas Journal, Texas Monthly, and the Austin American-Statesman. She has a master’s degree from The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

James Bryant, Industry Editor
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Editor Profile

James Bryant

Professional Background

  • D&B, Industry Editor, 5 years
  • D&B, Company Editor, 10 years

Areas of Coverage

  • Industrial Manufacturing

Education

  • BS, Communications, The University of Texas at Austin

James Bryant

Industry Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
James Bryant is an Industry Editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including First Research and Hoover's. He covers industrial manufacturing and contributes to the Bizmology business blog.

Previous Experience
Mr. Bryant has more than 15 years experience writing about companies and industries. Previous experience includes technical writing, and founding and operating a small publishing company.

Catherine Colbert, Industry Editor
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Editor Profile

Catherine Colbert

Professional Background

  • D&B, Industry Editor, since 2014
  • D&B, Company Editor, 12 years

Areas of Coverage

  • Consumer Products
  • Retail
  • Construction

Education

  • BS, Journalism, University of North Texas

Catherine Colbert

Industry Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Catherine Colbert is an Industry Editor for D&B Global Product group including Hoover's and First Research. She primarily covers consumer products, real estate, and construction. She also contributes to the Bizmology business blog.

Previous Experience
Ms. Colbert has previous experience in magazine feature writing and editing, technical writing, creative advertising copywriting, medical writing, and writing for marcom initiatives. She kicked off her career as a sports writer.

Jason Cother, Editorial Supervisor
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Editor Profile

Jason Cother

Professional Background

  • D&B, Editorial Supervisor, 5 years
  • D&B, Company/QA Editor, 11 years

Areas of Coverage

  • All industries

Education

  • BA, Journalism, Mississippi State University

Jason Cother

Editorial Supervisor, Company Team

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Jason Cother manages a team of editors who provide insight and analysis on the world's leading companies for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including Hoover's.

Previous Experience
Mr. Cother joined D&B in 1997 and has more than 15 years experience in researching, writing, and editing compelling business-related content for the Web.

Rachel Gallo, Project Editor
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Editor Profile

Rachel Gallo

Professional Background

  • D&B, Project Editor, 6 years
  • D&B, Research Editor, 1 year

Areas of Coverage

  • All industries

Education

  • BA, English, Texas State University

Rachel Gallo

Project Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Rachel Gallo is a Project Editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including Hoover's. She updates officers and company profiles, works on special projects for the sales team, produces user guides for D&B products, and covers IPOs and other business news.

Previous Experience
Ms. Gallo has seven years of experience working as a researcher, writer, and editor for D&B. Before joining D&B, Rachel worked in the financial services industry.

Tim Green, Company Editor
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Editor Profile

Tim Green

Professional Background

  • D&B, Company Editor, since 2014

Areas of Coverage

  • Computers/Technology
  • Telecommunications

Tim Green

Company Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Tim Green is a Company Editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including Hoover’s. He covers technology and telecommunications companies. He also reports on tech and telecom trends for the Bizmology blog.

Previous Experience
Green has covered technology from the rise of Dell to the dot-com boom and bust, from mobile computing to big data and social networking.

Stuart Hampton, Company Editor
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Editor Profile

Stuart Hampton

Professional Background

  • D&B, Company Editor, 20 years
  • Institute of Cultural Affairs, Operations Director, 17 years

Areas of Coverage

  • Oil and Gas and Chemicals
  • Utilities
  • Mining

Education

  • BA, Liberal Arts, Excelsior College

Stuart Hampton

Company Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Stuart Hampton is a Company Editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including Hoover's. He primarily covers oil and gas, chemicals, mining, and utilities. He also contributes to the Bizmology business blog.

Previous Experience
Mr. Hampton has worked as an editor for online and print publications for more than 25 years, focusing on companies in a range of industries. For 17 years he was a Strategic Planning and Communications Consultant to NGOs in Australia, Europe, Hong Kong, India, and the US.

James A. Harris, Jr., Project Editor
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Editor Profile

Jim Harris

Professional Background

  • D&B, Project/Research Editor, 18 years
  • U.S. Army, CW2, 20 years

Areas of Coverage

  • Company data
  • People
  • IPO's/New Records

Education

  • BS, International Studies, St. Edwards University

James A. Harris, Jr. (Jim)

Project Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Jim Harris is a Project Editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including Hoover's. He updates officers and company firmographic data and covers IPOs.

Previous Experience
Mr. Harris has worked for D&B for 18 years. Prior to that, he spent 20 years as a U.S. Army Intelligence NonCom & Warrant Officer and 8 years as a Federal Government Contractor.

Rob Heidrick, Industry Editor
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Editor Profile

Rob Heidrick

Professional Background

  • D&B, Industry Editor, since 2014
  • McCombs School of Business, Publications Editor, 4 years
  • Community Impact Newspaper, Senior Editor, 2 years

Areas of Coverage

  • Food & Beverage Manufacturing
  • Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
  • Restaurants & Hospitality

Education

  • M.S., Journalism, Northwestern University
  • B.A., English, Davidson College

Rob Heidrick

Industry Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Rob Heidrick is an industry Editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including Hoover’s and First Research. He covers industries including food and beverage manufacturing, hospitality, and recreation, as well as the government and education sectors. Rob is on the First Research social media team, and he is also a contributor to the Bizmology business trends blog.

Previous Experience
Mr. Heidrick joined D&B in 2014 after working as a publications editor at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. His background is in journalism, and he has several years of experience as a reporter, editor, and freelance writer for local and national publications.

Christian Hudspeth, Company Editor
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Editor Profile

Christian Hudspeth

Professional Background

  • D&B, Company Editor, since 2014

Areas of Coverage

  • Banking & Financial
  • Construction

Education

  • BBA, Finance, St. Edward’s University at Austin

Christian Hudspeth

Company Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Christian Hudspeth is a Company Editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including Hoover’s. His research and analysis covers more than 1,000 companies in the financial and construction sectors. He is also a contributor to the Bizmology business trends blog.

Previous Experience
Before joining Dun & Bradstreet, Christian was a managing editor, senior financial writer and analyst for StreetAuthority.com (a financial newsletter publishing company), and wrote financial articles that were featured on MSN Money, Business Insider, Nasdaq.com, and several other well-known online outlets. Before he was an editor, Christian worked in the commercial banking industry for seven years.

Kenny Jones, Project Editor
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Editor Profile

Kenny Jones

Professional Background

  • D&B, Project Editor/Customer Advocate, 10 years

Areas of Coverage

  • All industries
  • Customer support

Kenny Jones

Project Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Kenny Jones is a Project Editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including Hoover’s. He performs special projects to improve data quality and serves as a Customer Advocate, working directly with customers to resolve data quality issues.

Previous Experience
Mr. Jones' prior work experience includes time as a graphic artist, customer support for online games, and even a taxi cab driver. All of these roles gave him a rich understanding of customers and what it means to provide good service.

Linet Krouse, Project Editor
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Editor Profile

Linet Krouse

Professional Background

  • D&B, Project, Since 2014
  • D&B, Customer Service, 4 years

Areas of Coverage

  • All industries
  • Customer support

Education

  • BA, English, University of Central Oklahoma

Linet Krouse

Project Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Linet Krouse is a Project Editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including Hoover’s. She performs special projects to improve data quality and serves as a Customer Advocate, working directly with customers to resolve data quality issues.

Previous Experience
Ms. Krouse has worked for D&B for 4 years, starting in customer service. Prior to D&B, she worked in customer service, property management, and retirement benefits administration for Apple, AMLI, and Palm Harbor Homes, among others.

Anne Law, Industry Editor
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Editor Profile

Anne Law

Professional Background

  • D&B, Company Editor/Researcher, 14 years

Areas of Coverage

  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Consumer Services

Education

  • BA, English, Texas State University

Anne Law

Industry Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Anne Law is an Industry Editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including First Research and Hoover's. She primarily covers healthcare, insurance, and consumer services. She also contributes to the Bizmology business blog.

Previous Experience
Ms. Law has covered companies for D&B for more than a dozen years. Previous experience includes feature writing, newsletter content creation, and copy editing for journalism and publication entities.

Josh Lower, Industry Editor
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Editor Profile

Josh Lower

Professional Background

  • D&B, Industry Editor, 4 years
  • D&B, Company Editor, 11 years

Areas of Coverage

  • Transportation
  • Wholesale
  • Technology

Education

  • B.A., English, University of Texas at Austin

Josh Lower

Industry Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Josh Lower is an Industry Editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including First Research and Hoover's. He primarily covers transportation and manufacturing.

Previous Experience
Mr. Lower has provided industry insight for D&B since 2009. Prior to that, he spent more than a decade covering technology companies.

Rebecca Mallett, Industry Editor
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Editor Profile

Rebecca Mallett

Professional Background

  • D&B, Industry Editor, 5 years
  • D&B, Research Editor, 1 year

Areas of Coverage

  • Energy
  • Agriculture & Food Manufacturing
  • Professional Services

Education

  • M.S., Social Work, University of Texas at Austin (anticipated)
  • B.A, Psychology, Tulane University

Rebecca Mallett

Industry Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Rebecca Mallett is an Industry Editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including First Research and Hoover's. She covers energy, agriculture, food manufacturing, and the professional services. She also writes for the Bizmology business blog.

Previous Experience
Ms. Mallett has seven years of experience writing and researching about companies and industries. Prior to joining D&B, she was Lead Industry Researcher at Profile America, Inc.

Michael McLellan, Company Editor
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Editor Profile

Michael McLellan

Professional Background

  • D&B, Company Editor, 10 years
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Editor & Project Manager, 2 years

Areas of Coverage

  • Restaurants
  • Marketing
  • Media

Education

  • BS, Radio-TV-Film, University of Texas at Austin

Michael McLellan

Company Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Michael McLellan is a Company Editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including Hoover's. He primarily covers restaurants, hospitality, marketing, media, and technology. He also contributes to the Bizmology business blog.

Previous Experience
Mr. McLellan has more than 10 years of experience writing about business. His previous experience includes work as an Editor and Project Manager for large educational publishing companies and a creative position at a content marketing agency.

Lynett Oliver, Company Editor
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Editor Profile

Lynett Oliver

Professional Background

  • D&B, Editor/Writer, 11 years
  • Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Photographer/Videographer, 2 years

Areas of Coverage

  • Healthcare
  • Insurance

Education

  • BS, Radio/TV/Film, The University of Texas at Austin

Lynett Oliver

Company Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Lynett Oliver is a Company Editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including Hoover's. She primarily covers healthcare and insurance companies and produces user guides and videos for other D&B products.

Previous Experience
Ms. Oliver has written magazine and newspaper articles, video and podcast scripts, training materials and online profiles of people and companies for more than 20 years.

Greg Perliski, Director, Editorial
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Editor Profile

Greg Perliski

Professional Background

  • D&B, Editorial Director, 3 years
  • D&B, Senior/Company Editor, 7 years
  • National Instruments, Senior Writer, 4 years

Areas of Coverage

  • All industries

Education

  • BA, Journalism, University of Texas

Greg Perliski

Director, Editorial

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Greg Perliski manages the Hoover's Editorial department, which provides content about industries, companies, and executives for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including Hoover's and First Research.

Previous Experience
Mr. Perliski joined D&B in 2003 and has more than 25 years experience producing content for both print and online publications.

Diane Ramirez, Company Editor
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Diane Ramirez

Professional Background

  • D&B, Company Editor, 9 years
  • D&B, Research Editor, 1 year

Areas of Coverage

  • Health care
  • Insurance
  • Universities

Education

  • BS, Applied Learning and Development, University of Texas at Austin

Diane Ramirez

Company Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Diane Ramirez is a Company Editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including Hoover’s. She primarily covers the health care and insurance sectors.

Previous Experience
Ms. Ramirez has 10 years’ experience writing about business.

Barbara Redding, Editorial Supervisor
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Barbara Redding

Professional Background

  • D&B, Editorial Supervisor, 5 years
  • D&B, Senior Editor, 4 years
  • Weissmann Travel Reports, Executive Editor, 10 years

Areas of Coverage

  • All industries

Education

  • MA, Journalism, Indiana University
  • BA, Journalism and History, Indiana University

Barbara Redding

Editorial Supervisor, Industry Team

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Barbara Redding manages a team of editors who analyze industry challenges, trends, and opportunities for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including First Research and Hoover's.

Previous Experience
Ms. Redding joined D&B in 2003. She has more than 25 years experience as a business editor for online publications, newspapers, and magazines.

Amy Schein, Industry Editor
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Editor Profile

Amy Schein

Professional Background

  • D&B, Industry Editor, 1 year
  • D&B, Company Editor, 12 years

Areas of Coverage

  • Media
  • Technology
  • Consumer Services

Education

  • MA, Media Studies, University of Texas at Austin
  • BS, Radio-TV-Film, University of Texas at Austin

Amy Schein

Industry Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
Amy Schein is an Industry Editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including First Research and Hoover's. She covers the media and information industries, and writes for the Bizmology business blog.

Previous Experience
Ms. Schein has more than 10 years experience as a researcher and editor for business media.

John Willis, Project Editor
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Editor Profile

John Willis

Professional Background

  • D&B, Project/QA Editor, 19 years
  • Japan Professors Peace Academy, Copy Editor, 1 year

Areas of Coverage

  • All industries

Education

  • BA, Geography, University of Texas

John Willis

Project Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
John Willis is a Project Editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including Hoover’s. He updates and edits company profiles and keeps up-to-date the constituent lists for 35 major stock indices. He also writes for the Bizmology business blog.

Previous Experience
Mr. Willis has worked for D&B for 19 years, starting as a Fact Checker and later as a Copy Editor, adding writing duties in recent years. He worked as an editor, including overseas, for a few years before D&B.

David Woodruff, Associate Editor
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David Woodruff

Professional Background

  • D&B, Associate Editor, 5 years
  • D&B, Company Editor, 10 years
  • Austin American-Statesman, Copy Editor and Assistant State Editor, 10 years

Areas of Coverage

  • All industries

Education

  • B.A., Liberal Arts/Plan II Honors, The University of Texas at Austin
  • J.D., The University of Texas at Austin

David Woodruff

Associate Editor

Austin, TX

Roles & Responsibilities
David Woodruff is Associate Editor of a team of editors who analyze industry challenges, trends, and opportunities for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions including First Research and Hoover's.

Previous Experience
Mr. Woodruff has worked as an editor for online and print publications for more than 25 years, focusing on business, state government, and general news.