Sarah Davies is senior vice president of analytics, research and product management at VantageScore Solutions LLC, a company launched by the three national credit reporting companies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) to provide credit grantors a highly predictive credit scoring model that is based on a common methodology and enables scoring of more consumers.
In addition to her product development work, Ms. Davies’ is responsible for the annual revalidation of the algorithms underlying the VantageScore model. She has nearly 20 years of analytics and information sciences experience in various industries, most recently with IntelliRisk Management Corporation, one of the largest customer care and accounts receivable outsourcing companies in the U.S. Earlier, she was senior vice president of marketing at Advanta Financial Services, a leading provider of financial and business solutions for small to medium businesses. Ms. Davies also served as executive vice president of marketing services at Bank One’s card products and was a principal at American Airlines’ Sabre Decision Technologies, a leading analytics and logistics consulting firm for the travel industry.
Ms. Davies earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in operations research and statistics from the University of Wales and Iowa State University, respectively. She also holds a master’s degree in theological studies from the Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University. She is a member of the Operations Research Society and holds several patents and copyrights on various analytical and risk management products.