Autometrics has brought together experts in the fields of artificial intelligence, marketing science, analytics and business intelligence. The management team has extensive experience across multiple industries, enriching our approach to delivering the very best solutions to the automotive industry.
Stephen graduated Summa Cum Laude from his MBA class at Institut Superieur de Gestion in Paris, and is currently a degree candidate at Harvard University’s Extension School, where he studies Quantitative Methods and Computer Science. He co-founded Autometrics in 2000 to provide highly predictive internet data to automakers. He has over thirty years’ experience in the auto and hi-tech industries, having established his first automotive software company at the age of 21. At the age of 31, his second company was listed on the London OFEX exchange (now the NEX Exchange).
After fifteen years as Autometrics’ CEO, in 2015 he took the role of Autometrics’ President to focus on new product development and expanding into international markets. He splits his time between the US, Japan and the UK. His passions outside business include Formula One motor racing and Japanese food.
After graduating from University College London, Barnaby trained as a chartered accountant (CPA equivalent) with Andersen, before moving into their consulting division in the US. He spent over 10 years working with numerous public and private sector organizations, and consulting on a range of strategy, operational improvement and performance management projects.
Since co-founding Autometrics in 2000, Barnaby has used his experience in data analytics, benchmarking and visualization to extract the best insights from the Autometrics Shopper data and expand its use across the automotive industry. He currently serves as CFO, and helps guide Autometrics product strategy.
Herd graduated from University of Edinburgh, and holds an MBA from Kellogg Business School, Northwestern University. He trained as a chartered accountant (CPA) with Arthur Andersen in the UK before joining Ernst Young in Hong Kong. After six years working in professional practice, he followed his passion for technology and data and over a ten year period, he founded, merged or sold four companies in the tech sector before joining Autometrics in 2008.
Lorna brings 25+ years of experience in finance and telecoms delivering business and technical projects. She has worked for various multi-national companies including, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse & Thomson Reuters. Lorna is an accomplished project manager managing multimillion-dollar global projects. In her spare time, Lorna is training for her Karate brown-belt and gives her time to help local community groups.
Rex Yuxing Du is the Marvin Hurley Professor of Marketing at the Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. He received his Ph.D. in Marketing from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University in 2005. Rex has published in various leading marketing journals, including Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Marketing Science, Management Science, Journal of Consumer Research, International Journal of Research in Marketing, and Quantitative Marketing and Economics (http://www.bauer.uh.edu/rexdu/).
Rex was the winner of the Alden G. Clayton Award for the Marketing Science Institute Dissertation Competition. He was a finalist for the Marketing Science Institute/H. Paul Root Award for significant contribution to the advancement of the practice of marketing. He received the prestigious nomination as a Marketing Science Institute Young Scholar in 2009. He won the Best Paper Award twice at the American Marketing Association’s Advanced Research Technique Forum. In 2017, Rex was a finalist for the William F. O’Dell Award, which honors the JMR article published five years ago that has made the most significant, long-term contribution to marketing theory, methodology, and/or practice.
Rex’s research expertise and interests lie in digital marketing, marketing analytics, online consumer interest tracking, brand health tracking, market response modeling, customer relationship management, new product diffusion and sales forecasting. Rex teaches marketing strategy, marketing research, customer relationship management and database marketing. Besides research and teaching, Rex has collaborated with and consulted for many leading corporations (e.g., Bank of America, Wells Fargo, PNC, Citi Mortgage, Ford, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Kroger, Giant Eagle, JC Penney, Kellogg’s, Pepsi, Microsoft, Eli Lilly, dunnhumbyUSA, Kantar TNS).