Scott Richardson

CIO Enterprise Data and Analytics - Ally Financial, Inc.

Scott Richardson is CIO Enterprise Data & Analytics, reporting to the Ally Chief Technology, Data, and Digital Officer.


Joining Ally in 2018, Richardson leads the company’s data & analytics technology function with responsibility for data strategy, data technology and engineering, customer & prospect information and interaction engines, and advanced analytics enablement and platforms.  In 2018 Richardson was named “Top 50 Data and Analytics Professionals for the USA and Canada” by Corinium Global Intelligence.


Experience: Previously, Richardson served as Senior Vice President & Chief Data Officer at Fannie Mae, where he led a large organization focused on data strategy, data governance, data management, data delivery, data & analytic platforms, and technology and business operations for all things data. Richardson was also an executive champion for the firm’s innovation and Lean-Agile capabilities.


Prior to joining Fannie Mae in 2014, Richardson was Vice President of Retail and Direct Technology at Capital One, where he managed technology for retail consumer and small business banking with end-to-end responsibility for new deposit product development, lending infrastructure, and merchant technology. Prior to joining Capital One, Richardson founded and led two technology consulting firms specializing in financial systems software and data development. Before that, he was a technology consultant and manager with Price Waterhouse, performing and leading financial management system implementations in the United States and more than 20 countries abroad.


Education: Richardson has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Bucknell University, a Master of Science in engineering management (systems engineering) from The George Washington University, and an Executive Master’s Certificate in banking from Louisiana State University. 

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