Mike de Vere
CEOZest AI
Technology executive with more than 20 years of experience, including general management of mid to large size organizations, corporate development, product development, operations, and strategy.
Location
Newbury Park, CA
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Currently at Zest AI, one of the fastest-growing fintech startups in America. We're helping banks and lenders deploy responsible AI to make better loans and create economic opportunity for more consumers.

Prior to Zest AI, I was Managing Director at Neilsen, leading the Consumer Insights and Innovation team that spanned 23 countries from Australia to Poland, with $500 million in revenue. Transformed what was a classic product research business into one that delivered ML-powered insights for the largest CPG multinationals on the planet. Also led the integration of Harris Interactive within Nielsen.

Prior to Nielsen, led the U.S. business groups of Harris Interactive, a $140 million information services firm. At Harris, led the development of new monetization and media placement strategy for the 1 billion eyeballs a year generated by The Harris Polls' compelling content and insights.

At Radius Financial, an online financial services startup, created a successful marketplace where small businesses could get fairer interchange rates. Took the company from zero to $250 million in transaction processing and engineered a successful exit.

At J.D. Power, contributed to its early stage growth which resulted in a $400M acquisition by McGraw-Hill. Created and launched a first-of-its-kind online reporting system that executed and managed customer experience surveys through an online portal replacing a product that used to come in four-foot stacks of paper binders.

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