Managing Director - Wharton Research Data Services
As Managing Director, Bob is responsible for overall strategic and operational performance of WRDS. Bob develops strategies to enter new markets and for new products along with enhancing existing services. He also creates, manages and cultivates relationships with key business partners.
In previous positions at Wharton, Bob managed the School’s data services, created intranet applications and oversaw the School’s large-scale technology infrastructure. Before joining Wharton, Robert was Program Manager for Financial Systems at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Administration (MBA) from Carnegie Mellon University and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.
Executive Director – Business Development, Sales and Marketing
Prior to joining WRDS in late 2017, Steve led the sales and marketing efforts at the Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. During his 10 year term at CRSP, CRSP grew from $12M to nearly $40M in annual licensing revenue. Subscribers to CRSP’s historical database grew to nearly 500 leading academic institutions in 35 countries. CRSP’s investable index initiative was launched during his tenure and invested assets linked to those indexes now total over $1.2 trillion. Before joining CRSP, Steve spent 10 years at Wolters Kluwer managing a portfolio of data, research and software products designed for practitioners in highly regulated industries.
Director of Marketing
Robin Nussbaum Gold is the Director of Marketing for Wharton Research Data Services, the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. In this capacity, she is responsible for the development and execution of overall strategic marketing, branding, and communications for internal and external stakeholders.
Director of International Initiatives
Mireia joined WRDS in 2003 as part of the Research Support group and has helped expand WRDS services internationally. Prior to joining WRDS she was a visiting scholar at MIT and at the University of Pennsylvania and a lecturer at the Universidad de Barcelona, Spain. Mireia holds a PhD. from the Universidad de Barcelona and Master in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University, Spain. Mireia’s area of expertise is Corporate Finance with a focus on governance issues.
Lindsay Rees is an experienced senior sales executive, having contributed to WRDS global growth since joining the team in 2015. During this time she introduced WRDS to rising business schools, providing WRDS-developed product details, trained new sales staff, and raised the bar for sales performance. Prior to Wharton, Lindsay led a sales division for real estate senior living. Lindsay is a graduate of Shippensburg University.
Business Operations Manager
As Business Operations Manager, Nick is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining best practices related to subscription billing and payments as they impact Sales, Marketing, Customer Experience, and Finance & Administration. He trains staff to use Salesforce for all business needs and develops new solutions for the platform. Prior to joining Wharton in 2017, Nick was the Managing Director for Almanac Dance Circus Theatre and served in various administrative roles for Arena Stage, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and Thomson Reuters.
Associate Director, Client Development – Asia Pacific
Erica joined WRDS in early 2018 as part of the Sales & Marketing team. She’s based in Shanghai, China, managing the local business development, support and trainings for APAC institutions. Prior to joining WRDS, Erica worked as a Credit Risk Analyst at Goldman Sachs for 2 years. Erica holds a Master of Science degree in Business Analytics from University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Indiana University Bloomington.
Associate Director, Client Development – EMEIA Market
Victoria joined WRDS in 2018 as a member of the Sales & Marketing team. She is based in Barcelona, Spain, and helps manage business development in the regions of Europe, Middle East, India, Africa and Latin America, also providing support and trainings for subscribing institutions. Bef0re WRDS, Victoria worked as an Equity Research Analyst and Research Editor in Raymond James and as an academic research associate at IESE Business School. Victoria holds a Master of Science degree in Business Economics from Monash University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Universidad de la República.
Sandra is based in Barcelona, Spain and manages sales and marketing campaigns in Europe, Middle East, India and Latin America. She received her BA in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and holds an MA in Management of International Business. Prior to joining WRDS she worked as an auditor at KPMG.
Brendan Sheehan manages the sales, support, and training for corporate clients, government agencies, and Canadian universities. Before coming to WRDS he spent many years in the financial services industry creating and managing investment portfolios for clients. Brendan holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.