Gannett names first chief data officer
Nate Rackiewicz will oversee a customer data and analytics team
McLean-based Gannett Co. Inc. named Nate Rackiewicz its first chief data officer, it announced Monday.
Rackiewicz will lead a team to implement the company’s customer identity, data and growth analytics, as well as data science and modeling capabilities. He will report to Gannett’s chief marketing and strategy officer, Mayur Gupta.
“We are excited to welcome Nate to lead our expansive intelligence ecosystem across the company and enhance Gannett’s data-driven culture and mindset,” Gupta said in a statement. “His experience building and executing revenue-generating data science solutions will truly benefit our organization.”
Rackiewicz was the head of analytics at video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., where he worked on building a global data science and analytics center and created an intelligence platform. Prior to that, he was vice president of consumer data and analytics for A+E Networks, and he held several leadership roles at Home Box Office, where he helped launch HBO GO.
“I am thrilled to be joining Gannett and spearheading data operations during such a pivotal time for the business,” Rackiewicz said in a statement. “Gannett is transforming from a legacy publishing company to a customer-obsessed, subscription-led content platform, and I am looking forward to leveraging data and analytics to inform our success and growth.”