Burton-Taylor was founded in 2006, with aspirations to help information companies, information users and information industry investors more clearly see their target markets, their competitive environment and their opportunities. We aspire to help them see their paths of greatest reward and least resistance, and to help them define specific actions that ensure the future they see today is the one they achieve tomorrow.
Of more than 100 clients, B-T users command an estimated 80% share of global revenue in the Financial Market Data space. They include eight of the top eleven Media Intelligence, PR & Social Media Monitoring companies. Many are key players in the Credit, Fraud, Risk and Compliance industry. Some are global exchange groups, influential government organizations, important regulatory bodies around the world, and dozens are the most active private equity and investment companies. Each use Burton-Taylor data to improve their performance or the performance of their clients.
Douglas B Taylor, founder & managing partner of Burton-Taylor International Consulting LLC, entered the information & news space at Reuters in 1987, where he spent 15 years in North America, South America and Europe, the last 5 of which heading Reuters news marketing and product management globally, from London. His teams successfully redefined product segmentation and commercial policy to, for the first time in Reuters 150 year history, profitably address financial professional, media and consumer audiences.
After leaving Reuters, and before founding B-T, Mr. Taylor served as Managing Director, Customer Segment Management, Marketing & Product Development, for Thomson Financial in Asia. In that role, based in Hong Kong, he headed the marketing and product development divisions, as well as the Investment Management, Investment Banking & Research, Institutional Equities and Wealth Management business units for the region. Mr. Taylor’s teams completed ground breaking market, competitor, customer and user needs research, and defined a news and data strategy which tripled revenue in the region and served as a foundation for what would become the Hourglass AnalysisTM methodology.
Mr. Taylor has also served as Chief Operating Officer of EMIS, a Euromoney Institutional Investor company specializing in delivering emerging market research, news, private company data and analytics to corporate, consulting, government and investment professionals, as Chief Marketing Officer at Insurance Technologies, leading the research & strategy, communications and sales enablement teams, catering to the annuity and life software sectors, and as Manager, Partner Engagement at software giant Microsoft, responsible for channel partner business strategy and relationship management in Microsoft’s largest customer segment. Among other publications, Mr. Taylor has been quoted as a financial information industry expert by The Wall Street Journal, The FT, The New York Times, Dow Jones Newswires, Agence France-Presse and in the biography “Mike Bloomberg; Money, Power, Politics”, by Joyce Purnick.
Mr. Taylor has over 25 years financial information and services background, carries an MBA in Marketing and Management and a BBA in Finance from the University of Oklahoma, holds seven unique market research and analysis trademarks, is a member of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) and is a non-Executive Board member of First State Financial Inc.
Burton-Taylor maintain a network of Associates, with deep and specific expertise, who contribute to Report, Data and Consulting assignments.