Nick Daffan is Verisk’s chief information officer, responsible for technology strategy, operations, and advancement of data and analytics. Nick is an innovative leader, uncovering emerging technologies and advancements to propel Verisk’s business and customers forward.
Nick joined Argus, now part of Verisk Financial, in 2000, bringing more than 15 years of consulting and information technology experience in database architecture, process design, and programming. As chief information officer of Argus, he was responsible for the Data Operations, Product Support, and Information Technology groups. Before that, he led the launch of the two newest Argus Syndicated Studies: the Deposit Account Payment Study (in the United States) and the Current Account Benchmarking Study (in the UK).
Before joining Verisk, Nick worked at Unisys Corporation, leading a team partnering with Microsoft to implement SQL Server into the very large database space. He also worked at First Manhattan Consulting Group, focusing on retail banking strategy, management information systems, and risk management.
Nick holds a BS in finance from Pennsylvania State University.
Under Nick’s leadership, the Verisk IT organization volunteers quarterly at local food pantries, homeless shelters, children’s learning centers, and more. By making these activities a cornerstone of team events, Nick embodies Verisk’s culture of giving back and the importance of a global company making a local impact.
Get to know Nick on a more personal level, as he shares his thoughts on what he’s most passionate about, where his best ideas come from, traits important for success, and more.