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Management Profiles

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services is led by seasoned professionals with years of experience in the financial services industry. Learn more about them here.

Douglas L. Peterson
President, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services

Doug Peterson was named President of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, the leading global credit rating agency and division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, in 2011.

Previously, Doug was the Chief Operating Officer of Citibank, N.A., Citigroup’s principal banking entity that operates in over 100 countries. Doug was with Citigroup for 26 years.

Until the beginning of 2010, Doug was the CEO of Citigroup, Japan where he oversaw the entire franchise, managing over 15,000 employees. Doug had previously been the Chief Auditor of Citigroup from 2001 to 2004 after he had led the enterprise-wide project to integrate the Internal Audit teams after the merger of Citicorp and Travelers. In prior roles, he served as Country Manager in Costa Rica and Uruguay and as a corporate banker in Argentina and New York.

Doug received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and History at Claremont McKenna College and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Doug has previously served on the boards of the American Chambers of Commerce (in Costa Rica, Uruguay, and Japan) and the International Bankers Association of Japan. He is currently on the Boards of Advisors for the Wharton Financial Institutions Center and the Kravis Leadership Institute, and the Board of Trustees of the Paul Taylor Dance Company and Claremont McKenna College.

Pat Milano
Executive Vice President, Operations Services

Patrick Milano was named executive vice president of Operations Services at Standard & Poor’s in December 2007. In this senior role, with oversight for finance, strategy, business development, information technology, communications, marketing and risk management, he is responsible for a variety of initiatives across Standard & Poor’s that strengthen the organization’s business processes, compliance processes and growth agenda.

Pat has held a number of financial positions throughout The McGraw-Hill companies since joining as an accountant for the McGraw-Hill Book Company in 1981. Most recently, he served as senior vice president, Finance and Administration, for Standard & Poor’s. Before that, Pat served as senior vice president, Finance and Administration, for Standard & Poor’s Credit Market Services; and vice president, Finance and Administration, for Standard & Poor’s Investment Services. Pat was honored by The McGraw-Hill Companies with a 2002 Excellence in Management Award.

Pat holds an M.B.A. from Monmouth University, a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Paul A. Coughlin
Executive Managing Director, Global Analytics & Operations

Paul Coughlin is Executive Managing Director, Global Analytics and Operations at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. In this role, Paul is responsible for global analytical operations. He is also responsible for coordinating overall business activities in the Americas and leading the Operations and Editorial teams.

Previously, Paul was Executive Managing Director of Standard & Poor’s global Corporate & Government Ratings group. This group included global Corporate Ratings, Financial Services, Public Finance, and Sovereign Ratings.

Paul began his ratings career in 1988 with Australian Ratings, a company that Standard & Poor’s acquired in 1990. He has experience rating corporations, banks, governments, mutual funds, securitizations, and project financings.

In 1998, Paul assumed Asia-Pacific regional responsibility for Infrastructure and Public Finance Ratings, and, in subsequent years, he assumed additional responsibility for Corporate, Sovereign, and Financial Services ratings. Moving to Singapore in 2003, Paul became Manager of the broader Corporate & Government Ratings groups in emerging Asia.

Paul has also worked in economic policy and administrative roles in the Australian government, including as a staff member for then Treasurer and later Prime Minister, the Hon. John W. Howard.

Paul holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Melbourne University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Australia’s Monash University.

Yu-Tsung Chang
Executive Managing Director, Region Head Asia-Pacific, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services

Yu-Tsung Chang is Executive Managing Director of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services in the Asia-Pacific region. He is responsible for enhancing Ratings Services’ growth and market leadership in this dynamic, fast-growing area by ensuring the highest quality analytics and customer service, expanding the coverage of traditional products, and introducing new local market services.

Yu-Tsung joined Standard & Poor’s in 1993 and was the Head of Structured Finance Ratings in Tokyo. He acted as a pioneer in this market and played an important role in fostering the growth of securitization in Japan. In 2000, he became Managing Director for all of Standard & Poor’s Japan operations, and added responsibility for Korea in 2004 and Taiwan in 2006. He assumed his current position in August 2007.

Yu-Tsung holds B.B.A degrees in both business and East Asian studies from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He is a member of the Japan Association of Corporate Directors and a Director of the Securitization Forum of Japan.

James C. Daly, Jr
Vice President, Human Resources

Jim is Vice President, Human Resources, Standard & Poor’s. In this position, Jim leads the Standard & Poor’s Human Resources organization and directs the human capital strategy, including talent development, organization design, change management, reward system management, recruitment, diversity management, leadership development and succession planning. He ensures that these initiatives help drive the continued growth and competitiveness of Standard & Poor’s business worldwide.

Jim brings a strong mix of Human Resources and general management experience to this role. He joined S&P in January of 2007 as vice president of Human Resources for Investment Services and Global Sales. Previously, he was a principal in the venture investment fi rm, Caydal LLC. Prior to co-founding Caydal, Jim held various positions in human resources and training and development for The News Corporation, Kraft, General Foods and American Express. He has served on the boards of several start-up companies.

Lou Eccleston
President, S&P Capital IQ
Chairman of the Board, S&P Dow Jones Indices

Lou Eccleston is president of S&P Capital IQ and Chairman of the board of S&P Dow Jones Indices, businesses of The McGraw-Hill Companies. S&P Capital IQ is a leading provider of multi-asset class data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment advisors and wealth managers around the world. S&P Dow Jones Indices is a global leader in providing investable and benchmark indices to the financial markets. To date, we calculate over 830,000 indices in real-time or at the end of day, and is home to some of the world’s most followed and recognized stock market indices.

Lou joined Standard & Poor’s in 2008 as executive managing director of Fixed Income Risk Management Services (FIRMS). Before joining Standard & Poor’s, Lou was chairman and chief executive officer of Pivot Inc., a leading provider of communications networks for institutional investors. Previously, he served as president of Global Sales, Marketing and Services for Thomson Financial, leading the integration of separate sales, service and marketing operations around the world into one globally coordinated entity. Lou was also president of the Banking and Brokerage division for Thomson Financial, its largest business operating group at the time, where he led the develop-ment and launch of Thomson ONE. Lou also spent 14 years as a managing director with Bloomberg L.P., where he helped build sales and customer service initiatives for the desktop, trading systems, the electronic brokerage business and media operations.

David Jacob
Executive Managing Director, Structured Finance Ratings

David P. Jacob is executive managing director of Standard & Poor’s Global Structured Finance Ratings group. The group includes Standard & Poor’s CMBS, RMBS, ABS, CDO, and Surveillance ratings groups worldwide.

David, who joined Standard & Poor’s in August 2008, has nearly 30 years of experience in fixed income investment analysis and the structured finance markets. During his career, David has worked with a number of well-known financial institutions, including 14 years with Nomura Securities International where he was head of Structuring and Fixed Income Research, U.S.; and later managing director, head of International Fixed Income Research.

Through the 1980s and ‘90s David served as managing director, head of Fixed Income Research, at JPMorgan and before that as a vice president at Morgan Stanley in a variety of areas in fixed income, including trading and quantitative analytics. Prior to joining Standard & Poor’s, David was a principle with Adelson & Jacob Consulting, a structured finance consulting firm. He began his career as an analyst at Moody’s Investor Service and Equitable Life Assurance.

David received an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting and an M.S. in Mathematics from New York University.

Yann Le Pallec
Executive Managing Director, EMEA Ratings Services

Yann Le Pallec is Executive Managing Director, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services in EMEA. Based in Paris, Yann is responsible for Standard & Poor’s market leading credit ratings business in EMEA, which covers more than 1,000 companies, financial institutions, insurers, public sector entities and sovereigns in the region.

Yann leads a team of over 300 Corporate & Government Ratings Analysts and support staff operating from 10 offices: Paris, London, Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Stockholm, Dubai, Johannesburg and Tel Aviv.

Before his current role, Yann was the Lead Analytical Manager of Standard & Poor’s Sovereign, International Public Finance and Insurance Ratings for EMEA. Before joining S&P in 1999, he was a Senior Manager with the Paris-based audit firm Salustro Reydel.

Yann holds a master’s degree in Business from Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economique et Commerciales (ESSEC) in France.

Catherine J. Mathis
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Catherine J. Mathis was named Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services in September 2009. Catherine’s responsibilities include global branding, public relations and employee communications. She is a member of the Standard & Poor’s Executive Committee.

Previously, Catherine had been Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications for The New York Times Company since 2007. Before that, Catherine had been Vice President of Corporate Communications for The New York Times Company since 2000 and Director, Investor Relations since 1997.

From 1992 to 1997, Catherine was Vice President of Corporate Relations at the Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. where she was responsible for investor relations, media relations, public relations, employee communications and event planning. Previously, she held various management positions at International Paper Company.

In 2006, Catherine was named Communicator of the Year by the New York chapter of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). The award is the chapter's highest award, recognizing integrity and excellence in everyday communications or in response to specific crises or challenges. In 2002, the YWCA of New York City selected her as one of its Women Achievers.

Catherine graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Marketing and Management Information Systems.

Alexander J. Matturri, Jr. CFA
Chief Executive Officer

Alex Matturri is chief executive officer at S&P Dow Jones Indices, responsible for all aspects of the index business globally. S&P Dow Jones Indices offers investment professionals around the world an array of products from efficiently representative indices to broad comprehensive benchmarks.

Previously, Alex was senior vice president and director of Global Equity Index Management at Northern Trust Global Investments (NTGI). There, he was responsible for all facets of passive equity portfolio management and trading, overseeing a $185 billion passive investment business for the world’s third-largest quantitative manager. In addition to leading investment teams in the U.S., Europe and Asia, Alex was a driver for the global expansion of the passive investment business across all regions. Alex joined NTGI in 2003 with the company’s acquisition of Deutsche Asset Management’s Index and Quantitative Investment business. At Deutsche, he served as director and senior index investment strategist.

From 1987 until joining Deutsche in 2000, Alex served as vice president and division head at The Bank of New York where he managed the Special Investment Products group which provided investment management, product development, and trading for equity derivatives and quantitative strategies. Alex was a pioneer in the use of equity derivatives and exchange traded funds in institutional and high-net-worth portfolios. In 1993 Alex started The Bank of New York’s transition management business which was one of the first providers of portfolio transition and asset reallocation services. His experience before The Bank of New York included roles as a risk arbitrage analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and security analyst at First Fidelity Bank.

Alex is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is admitted as an attorney in New York and New Jersey. He is also a member of the CFA Institute and The New York Society of Security Analysts. Alex holds a BS in finance with honors from Lehigh University and a JD from Syracuse University College of Law.

Adam H. Schuman
Executive Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer

Adam H. Schuman is Executive Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer at Standard & Poor’s Rating Services. Adam manages the Ratings Services Legal Department and the Global Regulatory Affairs Department. He joined Standard & Poor’s in September 2008 from The McGraw-Hill Companies and undertook a central role in managing and shaping Standard & Poor’s strategy in ratings-related litigations and government inquiries globally, as well as providing legal counsel as Standard & Poor’s has developed and implemented actions to strengthen its business and better serve the markets. He is Secretary to Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC.

Before joining The McGraw-Hill Companies in 2003, Adam served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn, New York, specializing in the prosecution of business and securities fraud crimes. He received a commendation from the U.S. Department of Justice acknowledging his work in that area. He also has taught on the subject of federal criminal prosecution as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School.

Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he practiced civil litigation at the Manhattan law firms of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Corbin Silverman & Sanseverino, where he was elected to partnership. He also has served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska in Manhattan.

He graduated with Honors from Swarthmore College and received his law degree, cum laude, from New York University.

John C. Weisenseel
Senior Vice President, Finance

John Weisenseel joined Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services as Chief Financial Officer in December 2007. He is responsible for the global finance organization for Standard & Poor’s. These responsibilities include all financial activities such as budgeting, financial planning and acquisition valuations. He is a member of Standard & Poor’s Executive Council, New Products Concept, Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance and Compensation Committees.

John joined The McGraw-Hill Companies as Senior Vice President and Treasurer in September 2004. In this role, he was responsible for all treasury, investor relations, retirement plan financing, and risk management activities. These included global cash and foreign currency risk management, banking, investors and rating agency relationship management in addition to all insurance activities. John was a member of the Pension Investment Committee, the Secretary of the Financial Policy Committee and the President of the Captive Insurance Company.

Before joining The McGraw-Hill Companies, John was Vice President and Treasurer of Barnes & Noble, Inc. John also spent 12 years at Citigroup working in various capacities within treasury and on the trading floor within the investment banking division. John began his career with the accounting firm of KPMG, where he worked before attending graduate school.

John holds a master’s degree with concentrations in Finance and Computer Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a bachelor of business administration with a major in Accounting from Adelphi University. John is a Certified Public Accountant and a past member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Corporate Treasury Management and the Conference Planning Committee for the National Forum on Corporate Finance. He was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance for 2007” by Treasury & Risk Magazine.