Credit Benchmark Appoints Thomas Gilligan as Chief Commercial Officer


New York, NY, April 8, 2021 – Credit Benchmark, the leader in consensus-based credit analytics, has announced the appointment of Thomas Gilligan as Chief Commercial Officer, effective immediately. Thomas will be based in Credit Benchmark’s New York office. He will lead the firm’s global commercial team and will be responsible for global go-to-market strategy and distribution channels.

A proven commercial and sales leader, Thomas joins Credit Benchmark from IHS Markit where he served as Head of Americas Equity Sales. He brings broad experience and deep expertise in the risk data and analytics space, having served as a founding member of the IHS Markit alternative data committee. He joined IHS Markit in 2012 as part of the acquisition of Data Explorers. Prior to Data Explorers, he worked closely with the Prime Brokerage clients of Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers.

“TJ brings a track record of commercial success with a critical understanding of our customers’ requirements around risk and data,” said Donal Smith, Co-founder and Chairman at Credit Benchmark. “We are thrilled to have him in this newly created role accelerating our growth efforts as we expand our market reach organically and across third party data distribution partners.”

About Credit Benchmark

Credit Benchmark is a financial data and analytics company that brings together internal credit risk views from 40+ of the world’s leading financial institutions. The contributions are anonymized, aggregated, and published twice monthly in the form of credit consensus ratings and aggregate analytics to provide an independent, real-world measure of risk on rated and unrated entities globally. Credit Benchmark was founded in 2012 and is based in New York and London. For more information, visit www.creditbenchmark.com.

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Credit Benchmark brings together internal credit risk views from over 40 leading global financial institutions. The contributions are anonymized, aggregated, and published in the form of consensus ratings and aggregate analytics to provide an independent, real-world perspective of credit risk. Risk and investment professionals at banks, insurance companies, asset managers and other financial firms use the data for insights into the unrated, monitoring and alerting within their portfolios, benchmarking, assessing and analyzing trends, and fulfilling regulatory requirements and capital.