[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Acxiom has hired Dr. Phil Mui as the company’s chief product and engineering officer. Before joining Acxiom, Dr. Mui was group product manager for Google Analytics.

Reporting to CEO Scott Howe, and holding a position that is new for Acxiom, Chief Product and Engineering Officer Dr. Mui will manage a team of more than 750 people. In this role, he will lead the strategic direction, development and management of Acxiom’s global product management and engineering functions. Dr. Mui will also have a decisive role in guiding Acxiom’s renewed investment in research and development announced by Mr. Howe earlier this year.

Earlier this year, Acxiom had appointed Warren Jenson, a former CFO for Electronic Arts, Amazon.com, Delta Air Lines and NBC, as chief financial officer, and Nada Stirratt, former chief revenue officer for MySpace and former executive vice president of digital advertising at MTV Networks, as Acxiom’s first chief revenue officer.

Prior to joining Google, Dr. Mui served in leadership roles at the Stanford Functional Genomics Facility, Oracle, Microsoft, Lycos, and a London-based display ads startup.

Dr. Mui has a Ph.D., M.Eng., and S.B. (EECS) from MIT where he was a Whitaker Fellow, Harvard/MIT Health Sciences and Technology Fellow, and National Institute of Health Fellow. His dissertation in MIT’s Laboratory for Computer Science was on multi-agents modeling of social networks. He also has an M.Phil. (Management) from Oxford University where he was a Marshall Scholar.

Upload: 04-22-12