Meet the J.D. Power Executive Leadership Team
The J.D. Power executive team is comprised of experienced professionals, analysts, economists, and consultants who are dedicated to our philosophy of providing businesses with independent and unbiased research based on the voice of the consumer.
Dave Habiger is President and CEO of J.D. Power, the global leader in consumer data & analytics. The company serves a variety of industries, including automotive, financial services, insurance, telecommunications, healthcare, utilities and travel.
Mr. Habiger is a seasoned technology sector visionary who has led several initial public offerings and served as CEO of multiple public companies listed on both the NASDAQ and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Prior to joining J.D. Power in 2018, Mr. Habiger was a Founder and Partner of Silicon Media Partners. Previously, Mr. Habiger served as CEO of Textura (NYSE: TXTR), CEO of NDS Group, and President and CEO of Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC), each of which saw significant growth and success under his leadership. He was also named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Mr. Habiger is also a director on the Chicago Federal Reserve Board where he serves on the SABOR (Systems Activities, Bank Operations, and Risk) and the Governance & HR Committees for the Federal Reserve. He served as Chairman of a governmental Electric Vehicle Commission to design infrastructure for charging stations and he is a long-standing member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He is also a director of several public boards and is a member of the board of trustees at Rush University Medical Center.
Mr. Habiger received an MBA from The University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Norbert College.
Ritu Asthana is the Chief Marketing Officer at J.D. Power. She leads the company’s overall marketing strategy as well as the public relations, event marketing, digital and web marketing, thought leadership, industry marketing and brand licensing divisions for the company globally.
Prior to J.D. Power, Ms. Asthana served as VP of Marketing for Technicolor's Entertainment Services and Corporate Marketing divisions.
Ms. Asthana also has a long history working in the Technology Sector during her 14-year career at IBM. She was previously WW Director for IBM's Enterprise Marketing Performance division. During her time at Big Blue, Ms. Asthana's portfolio included regional, corporate and worldwide IBM leadership roles in the company's Software, Advertising, Corporate and Growth Market divisions. Her expertise is global -- having led teams responsible for marketing programs in the 100+ countries in which IBM operates and inclusive of a three-year international assignment.
Before IBM, Ms. Asthana worked for American Express in their Corporate Marketing division.
Ms. Asthana holds a bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA and an MBA in Marketing & Management from NYU (Stern School of Business).
Phillip Battista is President of Dealership Technologies at J.D. Power. He is a 30 year Automotive veteran who founded Superior Integrated Solutions in 1998. He has held multiple positions within the dealership world including dealer principal. In 2007 he contributed technology marketing sales and “know-how” to create MenuVantage the first electronic F&I menu which included electronic consumer contract ratings and subsequent registration adopted by 4000 plus customers nationwide. In 2011, he created ServiceBook Pro which was the first fully integrated, end to end service workflow which is now CDk Service Edge. Both MenuVantage and ServiceBook were subsequently sold to CDK. In 2015, he launched Darwin which is the only patented prescriptive sales workflow for F&I product sales in the industry with over 8500 active sites nationwide. Phil graduated from St. Peter’s University.
Doug Betts is the President of the Automotive Division at J.D. Power. He is responsible for leading the strategy and operations for J.D. Power’s entire automotive division, which includes operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining J.D. Power in 2017, Mr. Betts was at Apple, Inc., where he helped lead the introduction of Apple’s latest product innovations. Previously, he held senior executive roles in global manufacturing and quality at FCA-Chrysler Automobiles as Senior Vice President & Global Head of Quality with responsibilities covering all Fiat and Chrysler brands and services around the world; Nissan Motor Corp, as senior vice president of Total Customer Satisfaction for North and South America including Nissan and Infiniti brands; and Toyota Motor Manufacturing as General Manager of Quality for full size trucks, SUV’s and minivans.
Mr. Betts received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech.
Peter E. Cimmet
Peter E. Cimmet
Pete Cimmet is Chief Strategy Officer at J.D. Power. Mr. Cimmet is responsible for corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic initiatives to accelerate the company’s growth in its targeted markets globally.
Mr. Cimmet is a seasoned executive with experience in corporate management, private equity, and investment banking. Before joining J.D. Power, Mr. Cimmet was a Managing Director and Partner of Olympus Capital, an Asia-focused private equity fund. Before Olympus Capital, Mr. Cimmet was a member of the Executive Committee and the Global Head of Strategy and Business Development at Arysta LifeScience, an agrochemical and life sciences company with $1.9 billion in revenues. Prior to Arysta LifeScience, Mr. Cimmet spent 11 years in investment banking with Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, and Bear Stearns where he focused on the technology, media and telecommunications sectors and executed over $50 billion of M&A transactions.
Mr. Cimmet holds a BS in Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Joseph H. DaMour
Joseph H. DaMour
Joseph (Joe) DaMour is Chief Financial Officer at J.D. Power. He is responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial operations, encompassing accounting and financial reporting, as well as purchasing, legal and treasury. He also provides strategic and tactical guidance to the leadership team as the company continues to profitably grow its operations.
Mr. DaMour has more than 30 years of automotive experience in senior level management positions. Prior to joining J.D. Power in 2013, he was Chief Financial Officer of Via Motors, a privately held electric vehicle development and manufacturing company. Before that, he was Chief Financial Officer of Fisker Automotive, a luxury plug-in electric vehicle manufacturer.
Previously, Mr. DaMour spent nearly 25 years with General Motors, the last 20 in executive-level positions of increasing responsibility around the world, including Europe, South America and Asia. As Executive Director, Corporate Restructurings, he led the project management office, which restructured the company and took it in and out of bankruptcy. As Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GM global powertrain, he led the company’s efforts in selling the Allison Transmission division to two private equity firms for $5.6 billion. Earlier, as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of General Motors Asia Pacific, Mr. DaMour was responsible for establishing the strategic financial direction for the Asia Pacific region. In addition to his extensive financial experience, particularly in the areas of debt and equity financing and restructuring, he was the General Director of Marketing and Sales for General Motors do Brasil.
Mr. DaMour received a bachelor’s degree in political science (magna cum laude) and a juris doctor-master of business administration degree from the University of Michigan.
Craig Jennings is the President of the Autodata Solutions division at J.D Power which includes its associated brands ChromeData and UnityWorks. Mr. Jennings is responsible for providing leadership concerning the growth and operations of the division’s Automotive data, content, OEM software and marketing automation offerings. Prior to the J.D. Power and Autodata Solutions merger, Mr. Jennings was the President and CEO of the Autodata Solutions company. He joined Autodata Solutions in 2007 with a primary focus on driving revenue growth by leading successful client sales, delivery and service organizations.
Before joining Autodata Solutions, Mr. Jennings served for 9 years as a Vice President at Digitas with a concentration on building the global digital marketing agency’s automotive vertical. Mr. Jennings began his career as an equity trader and analyst with Fidelity Investments. He transitioned to client services and then ultimately operations leadership, launching and managing various marketing, sales and operations for Fidelity’s high net worth offerings.
Mr. Jennings holds a BS in Finance from Bryant University and an MBA from Boston University.
Thomas King is President, Data & Analytics Division and Chief Product Officer at J.D. Power. He is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company’s growing D&A segment, including oversight of revenue and profitability; business development initiatives; marketing; budget management; new product development and execution; and other general operational plans.
Most recently, King served as Vice President, PIN OEM Operations, Digital Marketing Analytics, and Auto Finance. In this role, he led the company’s newly combined PIN, Digital Marketing Analytics and Auto Finance practices. Previously, he was the Senior Director of PIN Consulting & Analytics and was responsible for the ideation, creation and delivery of all PIN client-facing services including analytical reports and consulting services.
Prior to joining J.D. Power in 2005, Mr. King was in Global Market and Industry Analysis at General Motors. There, he analyzed the U.S. automotive industry, focusing on sales, pricing and incentive dynamics.
Mr. King received a master’s degree in economics, management and materials science from the University of Oxford in England.
Rochelle Matson is the Chief People Officer at J.D. Power. She is responsible for the company’s HR strategy, which is about enabling and inspiring our people to achieve extraordinary individual and business results. She is accountable for the global HR function including compensation and benefits, recruiting and retention, organizational development, culture, diversity and inclusion strategies and programs, talent development, and acquisition and integration.
Ms. Matson joined J.D. Power in January 2017. Prior to joining J.D. Power, Ms. Matson held various senior leadership positions at Broadcom. While at Broadcom, she partnered with executives around the globe to drive HR, Corporate and Business strategies. Ms. Matson was also the HR lead for some of the largest acquisitions in the company’s history.
Ms. Matson has over 25 years of HR experience including global, Fortune 500, high technology, and medical device sectors. Ms. Matson received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at California State University, San Marcos.
Bernardo Rodriguez is the Chief Digital Officer at J.D. Power. He is responsible for advancing J.D. Power’s digital and AI transformation and leads the company’s Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Research, Innovation, CX Solutions and Consumer divisions.
Mr. Rodriguez joined J.D. Power in 2017 from Huge, the global full-service digital agency, where he served as Managing Director of Strategy, partnering with Fortune 100 companies on the design and execution of product and brand strategies, enterprise transformation and innovation. Previously, he served as a Managing Director at Accenture, the global management consulting and professional services company, where he led the firm’s North American Digital Strategy Practice for telecommunications, media and technology. Earlier, Mr. Rodriguez served as Chief Digital Officer at Kaplan Test Prep, a top provider of educational and career services, where he was responsible for digital transformation in technology, data science, user experience, online learning, Kaplan publishing and innovation.
Mr. Rodriguez holds a bachelor’s degree of science in electrical engineering from Universidad Rafael Urdaneta in Venezuela and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in computer engineering from the University of Colorado. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
Keith Webster is President of Global Business Intelligence (GBI) at J.D. Power. He is responsible for setting the strategic direction and managing the growth and profitability of the division. GBI serves high growth verticals, including banking, wealth, insurance, utilities, technology, telecommunications, healthcare and travel.
Prior to joining J.D. Power in 2015, Mr. Webster was president and CEO of Sector Group, Inc., a management consulting firm serving the software and information industry. Previously, Mr. Webster held a variety of positions in the financial software and information industry, including managing director at Interactive Data Corp., managing director at Dun & Bradstreet; managing director at Thomson Financial; vice president of strategy and business development at ADP Financial Information Services Corp., and director of product management at Data Broadcasting Corp.
Mr. Webster earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from The University of Chicago. He is alumnus of The Harvard Business School where he completed the Advanced Management Program.