Leading the Team
Some come from the technology talent pools of Silicon Valley and Northern Virginia. Others arrived from Wall Street and the highest levels of government. All of Neustar’s executives bring the experience and insights to lead a team providing the most trusted business intelligence.
Lisa A. Hook President and Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Hook has served as Chief Executive Officer since October 2010, as a director of Neustar since November 2010, and as President since joining Neustar in January 2008.
Prior to joining Neustar, Ms. Hook served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunrocket, Inc., a voice over IP (“VoIP”) service provider, from 2006 to 2007. From 2001 to 2004, she held several executive-level posts at America Online, Inc., a web services company, including President, AOL Broadband, Premium and Developer Services; President, AOL Anywhere; and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, AOL Mobile. After leaving America Online in 2004, Ms. Hook briefly consulted for AOL and served on various corporate boards. Earlier, she was partner at Brera Capital Partners, LLC and managing director at Alpine Capital Group LLC.
Ms. Hook also served in executive and special advisory roles at Time Warner, Inc., was legal adviser to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and was a senior attorney at Viacom International, Inc.
Ms. Hook also serves on the boards of directors for Reed Elsevier PLC, Reed Elsevier NV and Reed Elsevier Group plc.
Paul S. Lalljie Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Lalljie is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Neustar, Inc. He oversees Neustar's worldwide finance organization, which includes treasury, accounting, financial planning and analysis, real estate management and investor relations. Mr. Lalljie has been with Neustar for over 10 years.
During this time, he has served in a variety of increasingly expansive roles within Neustar’s Corporate Finance department, including Vice President, Financial Planning & Treasurer and other positions within accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury and investor relations.
Mark F. Bregman Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
With more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Dr. Mark F. Bregman oversees Neustar’s Technology Group which develops and delivers solutions for Neustar’s customers. He also spearheads the company’s development of next-generation technologies and solution prototypes.
Prior to joining Neustar, Dr. Bregman was executive vice president and chief technology officer of infrastructure software company Symantec Corporation, where he developed the company’s technology strategy and oversaw investments in advanced research and development, security and technology services. Before that, he served as executive vice president of product operations and as chief technology officer at Veritas Corporation, which merged with Symantec in 2005. At Veritas, he oversaw product management and engineering for all of the company’s products, including market leading storage management software and backup products. Prior to Veritas, he was CEO of AirMedia, an early mobile content marketplace, and spent 16 years in a variety of roles at IBM, including senior management positions at IBM Research and IBM Japan.
Dr. Bregman is a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Technological Advisory Council, which assists the FCC in identifying innovation and developing policies to support U.S. economic competitiveness. He is also chairman of the board of the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium (BASIC). In addition, he serves on the board of directors of ShoreTel, Inc. and the board of directors of the Anita Borg Institute, a social enterprise that aims to accelerate the pace of global innovation by advancing the role of women in technology.
Dr. Bregman received his A.B. in Physics from Harvard College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Experimental High Energy Physics from Columbia University.
Len Kennedy Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Mr. Kennedy joined Neustar in May 2013 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. He oversees Neustar’s legal and external affairs efforts, including public policy and government relations. He has more than 30 years of experience advising clients and the federal government on telecommunications and media law, regulatory strategy and policy, and investment matters affecting wireless, wired, and Internet communications services and networks.
Mr. Kennedy comes to Neustar from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where he served as Associate Director and General Counsel and, most recently, as Senior Advisor to the Director. Prior to serving in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Nextel Communications. He oversaw the legal and regulatory completion of Nextel’s merger with Sprint, becoming General Counsel, Corporate Strategy and Chief Government Affairs Officer of the combined Sprint Nextel. He was previously a partner at the law firm Dow, Lohnes & Albertson PLLC, and he served at the Federal Communications Commission for 10 years from 1980 to 1991.
Steve J. Edwards Senior Vice President, Data Solutions
Mr. Edwards is Senior Vice President of Data Solutions, the department that oversees Neustar’s complex data exchanges and the services that rely on them. In this role, he defines overall strategy, driving innovation through the introduction of new services and solutions to address client and market opportunities. Services overseen by Mr. Edwards include local number portability, order management, and caller ID services as well as domain name registries and Neustar’s online threat intelligence solutions.
Prior to this role, he served as Senior Vice President for Carrier Services; specifically overseeing North America carrier sales, management of services and solutions, marketing and channel partnerships for the Service Provider market.
Prior to joining Neustar, Mr. Edwards was Chief Operating Officer at Regenesis Power LLC. Earlier in his career, he served as Chief Marketing Officer for Sonus Networks Inc.; Vice President of indirect sales and channel development at AT&T Business Services; and President of BT Visual Images.
Alexander L. Berry Senior Vice President, Sales
As the Senior Vice President of Sales, Mr. Berry oversees all strategic sales initiatives for Neustar. In addition, he oversees the growth of the professional services business. This includes assisting with service implementation, deployment and consulting services for marketing, IT, and operations buyers. As the head of sales, Mr. Berry manages all vertical sales, sales engineering, professional services, business development, channel and alliances, sales operations, demand generation, bids and proposals, as well as account management. Mr. Berry has an excellent reputation for transforming sales organizations and building teams that drive results, and he is known for his customer-centric approach.
Over the past five years, Mr. Berry served as Senior Vice President of Neustar’s Enterprise Services division, which helps customers promote and protect themselves across the Internet. In this role, Mr. Berry managed the overall strategy and performance of the team, including sales and marketing, product development and management, global operations and professional services.
Prior to joining Neustar, Mr. Berry was Senior Vice President for Convergys Corporation’s HR Management line of business. Earlier in his career, he led regional professional services efforts for Lucent Worldwide Services.
Dennis G. Ainge Senior Vice President, Data Strategy
Mr. Ainge serves as the Senior Vice President of Data Strategy, responsible for maximizing on one of Neustar’s most valuable assets – data. With the increasing demand for business intelligence and analytics derived from data, his team manages all Neustar data assets and their uses to support the underlying data requirements of all current and future Neustar solutions.
Previously, as the Senior Vice President of Information Services, Mr. Ainge led the Neustar Information Services Business unit that was responsible for the development of information insights and marketing analytics solutions and services to help organizations implement strategic planning and tactical execution across all channels.
Prior to these roles at Neustar, Mr. Ainge held a number of executive management positions during his 18-year tenure with TARGUSinfo, including Vice President of Sales, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Executive Vice President of Strategic Development. Before his tenure at TARGUSinfo, Mr. Ainge held a variety of sales and management positions with a number of technology companies including Equifax National Decision Systems, Endmark Corporation and Advanced Technology, Inc.
Mr. Ainge holds a B.S. in Business and Computer Science from the University of Dayton and Graduate Studies at George Mason University.
Ted Prince Senior Vice President, Information Services
As Senior Vice President of Information Services, Mr. Prince oversees Neustar’s information services and data analytics business and strategy. In this role, he oversees the development and management of complete, cloud-based workflow solutions to enable clients to effectively promote and protect their brands. These services include Neustar’s Localeze, AdAdvisor and ElementOne platforms, as well as business assurance solutions, which help marketing, IT and operations professionals solve complex business problems. Prince also oversees Aggregate Knowledge’s media intelligence platform, which Neustar acquired in October 2013.
Since joining Neustar in 2012, Mr. Prince has been responsible for managing Neustar’s Media group, expanding strategic partnerships and new media businesses in the information and analytics space, as well as expanding upon Neustar’s UltraViolet™ initiative. Mr. Prince brings more than a decade of diverse experience in building global businesses and boasts a proven track record in growing digital businesses and managing new technologies.
Prior to joining Neustar, Mr. Prince was Chief Operating Officer, Global Media, and President, National Geographic Ventures from 2003-2012 where he led the company’s digital media businesses and new initiatives, including strategy, content, marketing, technology, distribution and partnerships. In addition, he also directed its corporate development.
Before joining National Geographic Ventures, Mr. Prince served as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at AOL Broadband from 2002-2003, and Senior Vice President, Business Development for AOL from 1999-2002. In both positions, Mr. Prince managed and negotiated business-to-business partnerships.
Mr. Prince holds a J.D. from Duke University School of Law, an M.A. in Natural Resource Economics and Policy from Duke University School of Environment and a B.A. in History from Yale University. He also serves on the board of directors for Duke Nicholas School of Environment, and is on the board of advisors for Watch Mojo of Washington DC, and Personal, Inc.
Christine Brennan Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Ms. Brennan is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources. She oversees all human resource programs including talent management and acquisition, education and development, employee engagement and compensation and benefits.
Prior to joining Neustar, Ms. Brennan was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources at Verisign, an Internet infrastructure company. Additionally, she has served as the Head of Group Human Resources for the Bank of Ireland, based in Dublin, where she worked with the Board to appoint a new CEO and implemented a talent management agenda with a focus on strategic external recruitment and internal development.
She also served as the Human Resources Director for Barclays PLC's Global Retail and Commercial Banking (GRCB) business, based in London, where she was responsible for all aspects of the human resources strategy and execution in support of the Barclays’ global expansion.
Ms. Brennan has held senior management positions at AT&T, British Telecommunications and Computer Sciences Corporation. Ms. Brennan received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.