NEW YORK, NY – Today, RapidRatings, the leading provider of financial health data and analytics, announced the appointment of John D’Aleo as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective immediately. He succeeds James Gellert, who assumes the role of Executive Chair and member of the Board of Directors.
D‘Aleo joined RapidRatings as President in September 2022.As President, he has played a pivotal role in driving the company's go-to-market strategy and spearheading the expansion of its sales, product, and marketing operations.
“I am deeply honored and privileged to lead RapidRatings as its CEO,” said D’Aleo. “I want to first express my gratitude to James for his support and partnership. We have an incredible opportunity before us to build upon the successes of RapidRatings while discovering innovative ways to enhance our product scalability and deliver even more impactful solutions for our clients, I look forward to working alongside our talented team to do just that.”
Prior to joining RapidRatings, John held various C-Suite positions at ION, OpenLink and Dealogic. He has a proven track record of successfully scaling companies and possesses over 25 years of expertise in global operations, risk management, and technology.
“John's appointment as CEO signals an exciting time for RapidRatings,” said Colleen Coda, Partner at 22C and RapidRatings Board Member. “John joined the company last year as President through a rigorous selection process conducted by the Board of Directors alongside longtime CEO James Gellert. Over the last year, John has demonstrated a strategic, forward-looking approach while driving operational excellence and we areexcited to continue our partnership with him as he leads RapidRatings into its next era of growth.”
“It has been the highlight of my career to serve as RapidRatings' CEO. I am excited for this new opportunity to work with John to shape the company’s future and ensure the continued success and satisfaction of our clients and partners,” said Gellert. “John brings an extremely dynamic and versatile skillset to the role of CEO and possesses a deep understanding of our value to clients. I am confident he will deliver on RapidRatings’ mission to transform the way the world’s leading companies manage enterprise and financial risk.”
In the newly created position of Executive Chair, Gellert will retain an active role in certain operations of the company. He will be responsible for driving external positioning through messaging, media relations and thought leadership. Internally, Gellert will continue to work with partners and large clients.
“Having led RapidRatings as the CEO since its early days, James has been a driving force behind the company's achievements, establishing himself as a prominent figure in the field of financial risk management,” said Michael Farrell, Managing Director at Spectrum Equity and RapidRatings Board Member. “The team at Spectrum is excited to have James continue to drive value in his new role of Executive Chair and we look forward to continuing to work side by side in propelling RapidRatings forward."
RapidRatings sets the standard for financial health transparency between business partners, transforming the way leading companies manage enterprise and financial risk. The company provides the most sophisticated analysis of the financial health of public and private companies in over 140 countries worldwide. Through RapidRatings’ FHR Exchange, an innovative and secure membership platform, businesses can build more meaningful relationships and gain visibility into the financial stability of global suppliers, vendors, and other third parties. Learn more at www.rapidratings.com.