After 4 years leading operational, strategy and sales divisions at CoreLogic, Matt Carlson has been appointed CoreLogic’s new General Manager of Benchmarking Solutions, effective immediately. 

In this pivotal role, Matt will assume overall responsibility for the CoreLogic business benchmarking products, Comparator. He will also lead the provision of insights and services to the Wealth, Government and Broking industries.
Matt takes over from Sarah Brennan, Paul McGivern and James Hastie who have supported the business transition, following CoreLogic’s acquisition of Comparator in 2013. We thank them wholeheartedly for their dedication, service and professionalism.

Throughout his 20 years in Financial Services, Matt has held several senior roles encompassing leadership, third party and intermediary distribution, operations, product development and strategy. With his passion for insights and strong customer advocacy, Matt is well placed to promote the value of industry benchmarking and drive the growth of Comparator within our target markets. 

Matt will be complemented by the existing experienced Comparator team, including senior managers Colin Williams (Wealth), Huy Vu (Retail Banking & Broking) and Tane Mitchell (Superannuation, Platforms and Life).

Increasing relevance of business benchmarking presents opportunity for growth

Over the past 15 years, Comparator has added significant value to business leaders seeking to develop a competitive edge. More than 100 clients currently use our co-contributed data research and benchmarking tool, receiving actionable insights and data on a quarterly, bi-annual and or annual basis. 

So how does it work? Comparator gathers data from industry participants, and then uses this data to develop comprehensive reports for those participants. These insights allow executives to use anonymised peer comparisons to benchmark their business across the industry as well as manage their own strategic and operational objectives. Given the long history of Comparator in the marketplace they can also track historical trends by leveraging the 15 years of data that Comparator has accumulated since its inception. 

While Comparator has always been a valued and trusted resource for business executives, its relevance is growing – particularly in light of the current climate, including the upcoming Financial Services Royal Commission. Organisations are increasingly paying close attention to all aspects of their operations, and this presents immense opportunities for CoreLogic to focus on product growth and expansion by meeting these needs of their clients.