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Lux Research Names Mike Coyne as New CEO

Lux Research

Former Quantia and Verisk Health CEO brings broad experience in technology-enabled information services

BOSTON, MA – August 17, 2016 – Lux Research, a leading independent research and advisory firm, announced that Mike Coyne will join the company as President and CEO. He will be based in Lux Research’s Boston headquarters.

In his new role, Mike succeeds Dennis Philbin, who guided Lux to emerge as a leader in providing strategic advice and ongoing intelligence on emerging technologies, with over 300 clients in 75 countries during his 8-year executive tenure.

Mike brings a proven record of successful leadership in the data analytics and information services sector, spanning a breadth of industries. He was the founding CEO of Verisk Health, a data-enabled health insurance analytics and advisory company and a subsidiary of multinational information company Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ: VRSK). Verisk Health grew from a small information services business to a leading data analytics company under Mike’s direction.

Most recently, Mike was the CEO of Quantia, a leading provider of digital physician engagement solutions for health and pharmaceutical companies. Prior to Quantia’s sale to Merck’s Aptus Health division (NYSE: MRK) last year, Mike oversaw expansion into new markets and development of the company’s core product.

“As Lux Research continues to grow to better serve our global clients, Mike’s experience in leveraging data analytics to drive better corporate decisions will prove invaluable for our next phase of expansion,” said Bill Brady, Executive Chairman of Lux Research. “I could not be more pleased with Mike’s decision to lead Lux into its next exciting stage.”

“I am thrilled to join Lux Research at this exciting time in the company’s evolution,” said Mike Coyne.  “Understanding and taking advantage of emerging technologies has become a strategic imperative for businesses across the globe, and Lux Research is in a special position to help them succeed. I look forward to working with our talented team to bring solutions to our growing client base.”