TransUnion today announced the appointment of Samuel Allen “Al” Hamood to the position of chief financial officer, effective immediately. Hamood takes over for Scott Schubert, who is retiring following a 33-year career in the financial arena, with the last 12 being in the position of CFO. Schubert will relocate to Scottsdale, Ariz. and plans to remain active on numerous corporate and civic boards.
“Scott leveraged his deep experience, expertise and insight to make significant contributions during his time at TransUnion,” said Bobby Mehta, TransUnion’s president and chief executive officer. “We are fortunate to have someone of Al’s caliber to step in and ensure a smooth transition. Al’s combination of finance skills in international and domestic venues with a technology enterprise makes him a valuable asset to our organization from day one.”
Hamood comes to TransUnion from Electronic Data Systems (EDS), where he was the corporate vice president and CFO for its U.S. Operations. Prior to his CFO role, he was responsible for investor relations and oversaw strategic planning and business development opportunities for EDS. From 1995 through 2001, Hamood worked in various leadership positions within finance for the Walt Disney Company in Burbank, Calif. He started his career in Chicago with Deloitte & Touche, LLP.
“TransUnion is a fiscally strong and growing company with a wide and deep spectrum of service offerings for both business and consumers globally,” said Hamood. “I look forward to becoming an integral part of a team that is equally dedicated to both the development and execution of its strategic vision.”
Hamood graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Iowa and a jurist doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles.
As a global leader in credit and information management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. For businesses, TransUnion helps improve efficiency, manage risk, reduce costs and increase revenue by delivering comprehensive data and advanced analytics and decisioning. For consumers, TransUnion provides the tools, resources and education to help manage their credit health and achieve their financial goals. Through these and other efforts, TransUnion is working to build stronger economies worldwide. Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Chicago, TransUnion employs more than 4,000 employees in more than 30 countries on six continents. http://www.transunion.com/business