ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Catalina, the personalized digital media company, today announced the appointment of Dak Liyanearachchi to chief data officer of the global business. In this role, Liyanearachchi will oversee Catalina’s insights and analytics group, leveraging the world’s largest database of shopper purchase history to provide unique insight into consumer behavior. Using Catalina’s data and insights, Liyanearachchi and his team will execute high-ROI omnichannel campaigns for retail and brand customers globally.
“Dak’s keen understanding of data in the CPG market gives him the tools to help our clients problem solve and make better business decisions,” said Jamie Egasti, CEO of Catalina. “He is unmatched in his ability to uncover consumer insights through data and analytics to enable true omnichannel delivery for CPG retailers and brands.”
Prior to his role as chief data officer, Liyanearachchi served as senior vice president of global data and analytics for Catalina. In the five years since joining the company, Dak has been responsible for developing Catalina’s U.K. business through data innovation.
“I’m excited to step into this role during a time when data is at the center of every industry, especially the CPG industry,” said Liyanearachchi. “Many try to provide omnichannel solutions, but what Catalina does is personalize the shopper experience in an omnichannel environment to fully meet the needs of today’s digital CPG shopper.”
Prior to Catalina, Liyanearachchi worked at dunnhumby as global business development director and at LBM Direct Marketing Ltd, now part of Convergys, as director.
Catalina's personalized digital media drives lift and loyalty for the world’s leading CPG retailers and brands. Catalina personalizes the consumer’s path to purchase through mobile, online and in-store networks powered by the largest shopper history database in the world. Catalina is based in St. Petersburg, FL, with operations in the United States, Europe and Japan. To learn more, please visit www.Catalinamarketing.com or follow us on Twitter @Catalina.