Discover Financial Services announced today that David L. Rawlinson II, chief executive officer of NielsenIQ, has joined the company’s Board of Directors.
David L. Rawlinson II joins Discover’s Board of Directors.
Rawlinson has significant experience in global e-commerce, consumer trends, consumer data, and digital business-to-business operations. He is a former presidential appointee to the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations and served as a senior advisor for economic policy with the White House National Economic Council.
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“David adds another expert perspective to the deep experience of our current Board with his track record of success in digital commerce,” said Roger Hochschild, CEO and president of Discover. “His background in information solutions and global perspective will help Discover continue to succeed as a leading digital consumer bank.”
Prior to joining Nielsen Holdings, Rawlinson was president of the Global Online Business at W.W. Grainger Inc. from 2015 to 2020. He has also served as a member of the Nielsen Holdings Board since 2017. He previously served as vice president of operations for Grainger’s online business in 2015 and as deputy general counsel and corporate secretary from 2012 to 2014. He served on the board of MonotaRO Co. Ltd., a top Japanese e-commerce and industrial retail firm, from 2014 to 2019. Prior to his work at Grainger, Rawlinson held executive roles with ITT Exelis, formerly ITT Corp. Rawlinson holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from The Citadel, a law degree from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from Harvard Business School
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