GDS Link Appoints New Chief Executive as Part of Leadership Succession

Lisa Bonalle has been tapped to head the global leader in credit risk solutions and data analytics, and GDS said co-founder Yves Duhoux will continue to serve as chief technology officer. Former CEO and co-founder Paul Greenwood will continue his role as a member of the board.

Dallas-based GDS Link has appointed Lisa Bonalle as its new CEO, succeeding co-founder and former president Paul Greenwood who will continue his role as a member of the board.

A global leader in credit risk solutions and data analytics, GDS Link said co-founder Yves Duhoux will continue to serve as chief technology officer.

“It has been an incredible journey leading GDS Link alongside my fellow co-founders,” Greenwood said in a statement. “I am confident that Lisa’s strategic vision and extensive experience will drive GDS Link to new heights, and I am excited to support her in my new role as executive chairman.”

Most recently, Bonalle was president of Verisk Financial Group a division of Verisk Analytics, a leading data analytics and risk assessment firm.

Bonalle’s collaborative approach and skilled direction yielded substantial business growth and innovation within the marketplace, the company said. Under her leadership, Verisk Financial orchestrated the successful acquisition of multiple organizations, bolstering its prominence within the financial services sector.

This strategic trajectory eventually led to the group’s acquisition by TransUnion in April 2022.

Leveraging more than 30 years within payments, credit cards, and consumer banking, Bonalle possesses a wealth of expertise in corporate strategy and product development, GDS said.

“I am thrilled to become a part of the GDS Link team and lead the company into its next phase of growth.” Bonalle said in a statement. “GDS Link has a remarkable reputation for delivering innovative and impactful real-time decisioning solutions, and I look forward to working with our talented team to build on that legacy.”

Board member Brendan Reidy thanked Greenwood for his leadership.

“We are immensely grateful for Paul’s dedication and hard work in guiding GDS Link to its current standing,” Reidy said in a statement. “His leadership has been invaluable. At the same time, we are thrilled to welcome Lisa as the new CEO. Her strategic insights and proven leadership make her the ideal candidate to lead GDS Link into the future.”

A global credit risk leader, GDS Link delivers innovative decisioning solutions and data analytics.

With more than 17 years of experience, GDS Link empowers financial institutions to understand customers, mitigate risks, and optimize lending through data aggregation, advanced analytics, and responsive decisioning.

Delivering over a billion decisions annually to clients in 46 countries, GDS Link said it offers unrivaled experience, expertise, and strong strategic partnerships with organizations across both the financial services and technology spectrum to help them manage credit risk and drive business growth.

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