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FiscalNote Appoints Chris Lafferty as Chief Product Officer and Senior Vice President

Lafferty to spearhead a unified R&D focus for the media and technology company

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 29, 2020 --  FiscalNote, a global technology and media company, today announced that Chris Lafferty will now serve as Chief Product Officer and Senior Vice President. In this role, Lafferty will lead the collective product and technology teams, driving innovation across the business. He will oversee a united research and development team that includes product, engineering, data operations and data science research groups. His appointment will help propel FiscalNote’s success, innovation, and superior client support forward over the coming years. 

Lafferty joined FiscalNote in early 2019 and previously served as the Vice President of Product, overseeing the product management, user experience, and design teams. Under his leadership, Lafferty strengthened and scaled the various product functions to enable the business to create and deliver industry solutions to more than four thousand clients. 

"I am thrilled to bring Chris into the senior leadership of the company, as he has consistently proven to be a strong asset across our business units,” said Tim Hwang, founder and CEO of FiscalNote. “Chris played a vital role in the operational integration of CQ Roll Call into the enterprise, leading process improvements that have resulted in increased net retention and enhanced data quality. His experience and passion for the future of FiscalNote will be a vital ingredient as we continue to evolve our services and empower customers by providing the right information, at the right time."

"Every day, I am energized by the work we do at FiscalNote to create products and services that help our customers, including some of the world’s largest enterprises, navigate risk, opportunity, and uncertainty,” said Chris Lafferty, Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer. “As we enter the next phase of growth and innovation, I am honored to lead the incredibly talented team of people behind the FiscalNote products and I am excited to continue building on the success of both CQ and FiscalNote."

Prior to joining FiscalNote, Lafferty spent more than 11 years in the legal technology industry helping to grow Practical Law US, which was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2013. He began his career as an attorney in the capital markets and M&A practice groups at Allen & Overy.

For more information on FiscalNote’s leadership team, you can visit the website ​here​.

About FiscalNote:

FiscalNote is a technology-powered global software data and media company that uses powerful machine learning to provide clients with the right policy information and insights, and at the right time so that they can better navigate market risk and uncertainty and maximize new opportunities.

As the premier hub of domestic and global information for more than 5,000 clients worldwide, FiscalNote’s tools, analysis, news, and award-winning journalism delivers context, clarity, and a competitive edge in a rapidly changing world.

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