COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS), a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, today announced the departure of executive vice president Bryan A. Pearson, effective as of August 9, 2019.
Mr. Pearson served as president and CEO of LoyaltyOne® and as CEO of BrandLoyalty. LoyaltyOne owns and operates the AIR MILES® Reward Program, Canada's most recognized loyalty program; Netherlands-based BrandLoyalty, a global provider of tailor-made loyalty programs for grocers; and Precima®, a global retail strategy and analytics company providing tailored, data-driven solutions to drive sales, boost profitability, and build customer loyalty.
The leadership change is part of a Board-led initiative to reposition and improve operational efficiencies at LoyaltyOne's businesses and as part of an ongoing, previously announced Board plan to simplify Alliance Data's business while focusing capital on its highest-earning and growth assets. The Board of Directors extends its thanks to Mr. Pearson for his service.
Charles Horn, who is currently providing oversight on a number of Board initiatives in his role as Alliance Data's executive vice president and vice chairman, will oversee LoyaltyOne on an interim basis, while Blair Cameron will continue to serve as president of the AIR MILES Reward Program and Brian Ross will remain as president for the Precima business. Claudia Mennen, who served as CFO for BrandLoyalty for more than 7 years and most recently as LoyaltyOne CFO, has been named BrandLoyalty's Interim CEO.
About Alliance Data
Alliance Data is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience; the result is measurably changing consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today's most recognizable brands. Alliance Data helps its clients create and increase customer loyalty through solutions that engage millions of customers each day across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and emerging technologies. An S&P 500, FORTUNE 500 and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Alliance Data consists of businesses that together employ over 10,000 associates at more than 50 locations worldwide.
Alliance Data's card services business is a provider of market-leading private label, co-brand, and business credit card programs. LoyaltyOne owns and operates the AIR MILES® Reward Program, Canada's most recognized loyalty program, and Netherlands-based BrandLoyalty, a global provider of tailor-made loyalty programs for grocers. In July 2019 Alliance Data completed the sale of its Epsilon business to Publicis Groupe. More information about Alliance Data can be found at www.AllianceData.com.
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