Claritas Appoints Jodi Kahn to Board of Directors

Press Release from Nielsen Claritas

CINCINNATI, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Claritas, an industry leader in customer segmentation analysis for more effective and efficient marketing campaigns, announced today that Jodi Kahn has joined the company's Board of Directors.

Kahn, chief consumer officer of New York-based, online grocery FreshDirect, joins the Claritas board to provide a new level of marketing strategy and insights, said Claritas CEO Mike Nazzaro.

"We are very excited to be able to add Jodi to our Board and gain access to her deep marketing experience and content expertise," Nazzaro said. "Her insights into cross-platform strategy will be invaluable as we continue to build up the capabilities of Claritas 2.0."

Kahn is responsible for all consumer-facing marketing at FreshDirect, including shopping experience and digital/mobile development, driving new marketing platforms and enhancing the company's insights and database platforms. Prior to FreshDirect, Kahn was President of iVillage, Inc., NBCUniversal's largest provider of online content for women. Kahn also was President, Global Digital Media for Readers Digest Association, where she oversaw the magazine's strategy for digital expansion.

Throughout her career, Kahn also held executive positions at and Time Inc. In addition to working with the Claritas board, Khan also sits on the boards of, Edible Media, Shining Hope for Communities, and the Paley Center Women's Advisory Council.

"Throughout my marketing career I have always focused on learning everything I could about audience segmentation to provide customers with content that met their needs," Kahn said. "Now I have the chance to help a venerable brand known for its incredible consumer segmentation capabilities expand into the realm of digital marketing. It's an exciting challenge and I look forward to helping Claritas develop strategies and new products that enhance marketers' ad programs across multiple platforms."

Claritas is focused on consumer segmentation insights. It provides marketers with a comprehensive view into consumer behavior patterns through proprietary segmentation analysis powered by broad access to data sources. Claritas' segmentation methodology and core product, PRIZM®Premier Segmentation, is relied upon by marketers, academics, media organizations and other marketing data providers.

A former division of Nielsen, Claritas is now independently owned by the global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG), in partnership with the Indian Hill Group. Claritas and Nielsen have a Reseller Agreement that maintains Claritas' proprietary data feeds to ensure a seamless customer experience for longtime customers.

To learn more about Claritas segmentation analysis and PRIZM Premier Segmentation, visit

About Claritas
Founded in 1971, Claritas provides best-in-class consumer segmentation analysis for improved marketing efficiencies. Claritas' proprietary segmentation algorithm and differentiated data sources provide unique insights to businesses regarding their marketplace and customers. Through Claritas' core product, PRIZM® Premier Segmentation, clients can better understand where their consumers live, work, play, and shop for more effective and efficient marketing across all channels. For more information, please visit or

About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $169 billion of assets under management across 125 funds and 177 fund of funds vehicles as of September 30, 2016. Carlyle's purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,625 people in 35 offices across six continents.

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