Rich Kulesa is the Chief Risk Officer for Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics. In this role, he is accountable for the Enterprise Risk Management strategy, partnering with business unit and functional leaders to address potential risks as the team evolves the business, launches new products, and acquires companies, among other priorities. In addition, he is responsible for the Global Crisis Management and Business Continuity Program, and partners with Technology on disaster recovery plans.
Rich joined Dun & Bradstreet in 2006 and previously served as Global Head, Strategic Integrations and Acquisitions; Global Head, Infrastructure and Technology Operations; Chief Operating Officer of Technology; Chief of Staff to the CTO; and Global Technology PMO Leader. Prior to Dun & Bradstreet, Rich held leadership roles focusing on risk, audit, and compliance at Lucent, Cendant, and Arthur Andersen, and was also a Captain in the U.S. Air Force.
Rich earned his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the Honors College at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He obtained a master’s degree in Space Operations from the University of Colorado and an MBA from Auburn University.