Newspaper Data Exchange Names Chief Information Officer


Chesterfield, Mo.– Newspaper Data Exchange has named Scot M. Ward the new chief information officer. In his new role, Ward is responsible for IT infrastructure and organizational product development, helping clients to translate data into trusted information to make strategic business decisions.

“I am very pleased to have someone of Scot’s caliber and experience joining our organization,” said Mark Hawley, chief executive officer. “Scot has been a significant contributor to several prominent businesses in our community and we look forward to his leadership in advancing our information systems, data warehouse and technology capabilities so we may continue to provide an outstanding experience to our clients and partners.”

Ward has 15 years’ experience, primarily in information technology and finance with extensive experience in designing and implementing data warehouses and business intelligence systems, as well as information systems management. Most recently, Ward was the vice president of business support and analysis of Corizon Healthcare, Inc. in Nashville, Tenn.

Prior to that, Ward was the director of health economics for Centene in Clayton, Mo.

In addition, NDK also named David Friedrichs the new chief operations officer. Friedrichs will be responsible for leading the operations of NDX, and  provide leadership in achieving NDX’s core objectives of delivering quality services; partnering with and meeting the expectations of our clients; and becoming the trusted adviser for our providers.

“David has consistently fulfilled and exceeded client expectations in his career,” said Hawley. “In addition to that, he is a respected leader with a special talent for helping his team members realize their full potential. He understands the importance of building long-lasting relationships with our clients built on a foundation of trust.”

Friedrichs joins NDX from KPMG, LLP, where he was a director in the risk consulting practice. Friedrichs recently deployed a global service center in India, seeded with over 400 professionals, which grew to over 1,400 professionals in less than 12 months. He also directed the Information Security Group as interim chief information security officer (CISO).

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