Jeff Richardson is the Vice President and Group Head – Marketing & Communications, for VantageScore. Jeff joined VantageScore in 2011 as Vice President of Public Relations, but he has been involved with the company since its launch in 2006. In his capacity as managing director at Starkman & Associates, he served as public relations counsel for the introduction of the VantageScore 1.0 model and the launch of the company. Since joining the company full-time, Richardson has spearheaded media-relations strategy for the VantageScore 3.0 model and taken over management of all company communications programs, including advertising, digital outreach, and social media as well as public relations. Richardson is a graduate of West Virginia University.