WRDS Adds BoardEx, Bringing International Relationship Capital Management to Its Data Services

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE) — Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of BoardEx to its data offerings. A part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS provides thought leadership, data access and insights that accelerate impact to corporations, universities and regulatory agencies worldwide.

BoardEx, a product of The Deal, is the leader in Boardroom Intelligence. Academic researchers have used BoardEx’s highly accurate database of 750,000 executive and board member profiles since 1999. Hundreds of academic papers have leveraged BoardEx data covering topics such as board independence, gender diversity, CEO networks, director experience, executive compensation, and much more.

Quick stats:

  • Date range: 1999 – present
  • 1,100,000+ companies in database
  • Over 100,000 users at investment banks, law firms and consultants use BoardEx for relationship building with target executives
  • Provides current and historic employment, educational background, and professional memberships of directors and executives from companies across the world
  • Ability to analyze director and executive networks of professional relationships
  • Offers analysis tools to contextualize and identify successful strategies, making data useful, not overwhelming

“WRDS is very pleased to offer BoardEx’s deep network knowledge and insights to our users,” said Robert Zarazowski, Managing Director of WRDS. “Managing and understanding real relationships and personal connections are essential in this fast-paced, global economy and BoardEx will give our subscribers vital business intelligence. Ensuring our users get the best, most accurate information is what WRDS is all about.”

“Adding BoardEx to WRDS is a natural for us,” said Michael Crosby, President of The Deal. “Like BoardEx, WRDS provides critical information to help global clients make the most informed decisions possible. WRDS is a trusted resource for information and we’re pleased be a new addition to the platform.”

Learn more about BoardEX on WRDS.

About WRDS

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the award-winning research platform and business intelligence tool for over 30,000 corporate, academic, government and nonprofit clients at over 375 institutions in 33 countries. WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 200 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, ESG, and Statistics. Flexible data delivery options include a powerful web query method that reduces research time, the WRDS Cloud for executing research and strategy development, and the WRDS client server using PCSAS, Matlab, Python and R. Our Analytics team, doctoral-level support and rigorous data review and validation give clients the confidence to tailor research within complex databases and create a wide range of reliable data models.

From partnerships with data vendors to our own tools, including the WRDS SEC Analytics Suite and the Wharton School’s OTIS, WRDS is the global gold standard in data management and research, all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The Wharton School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 participants in executive education programs annually and a powerful alumni network of 94,000 graduates.

About BoardEx

BoardEx is the leader in Boardroom Intelligence. Academic researchers have used BoardEx’s highly accurate database of 750,000 executive and board member profiles since 1999. Hundreds of academic papers have leveraged BoardEx data covering topics such as board independence, gender diversity, CEO networks, director experience, executive compensation, and much more.

BoardEx is a product of The Deal and operates worldwide from its offices in London, New York and Chennai, India. More information about BoardEx is available at http://corp.boardex.com.

Contacts

BoardEx
Brian Davis, +1 920-568-1419
bdavis@thedeal.com
or
WRDS
Robin Nussbaum Gold, +1 877-438-9737
wrds@wharton.upenn.edu