D&B HOOVERS was founded by Gary Hoover and Patrick Spain in 1990 as an American business research company that provides information on companies and industries through their primary product platform named "Hoover's". In 2003, it was acquired by Dun & Bradstreet and operated for a time as a wholly owned subsidiary. In 2017, the Hoover's product was re-branded D&B Hoovers.
* 1 Origins and expansion * 2 Operations * 3 Headquarters * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links
ORIGINS AND EXPANSION
Hoover's was started in 1990 by
Gary Hoover , Patrick J. Spain , Alan
Chai and Alta Campbell. Earlier, Hoover had founded the Bookstop book
store chain and then sold it to
Barnes & Noble
The company grew rapidly under a business team led by Spain that included Carl Shepherd, Lynn Atchison, Elisabeth DeMarse, Jani Spede, Kris Rao and Gordon Anderson, among others. Spain was CEO from 1993 to 2001 and chairman from 1994 to 2002.
Dun & Bradstreet maintains a database of more than 265 million companies with 30,000 global data sources updated 5 million times per day. The D&B Hoovers solution combines Dun & Bradstreet’s data with Avention’s modern sales acceleration platform. Subscriptions are sold primarily to sales, marketing, and business development professionals seeking the most accurate and up-to-date contact information for prospects. The solution is used for lead generation, outreach, prepping for sales calls, researching companies, being alerted to changes in leadership, and acquiring new customers.
Besides publishing information through the D&B Hoovers product, information is also distributed via data feeds and third-party licensing agreements.
D&B Hoovers offers proprietary business information through an online platform and integrated workflow solutions. The product houses data on more than 120 million business records across 1,000 industries.
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Retrieved on April 7, 2014.
* ^ Anupreeta Das (July 31, 2012). "
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The Wall Street Journal