Don Vu is currently Chief Data Officer at Northwestern Mutual (NM), leading data & analytics strategy and execution across the company's $30B business. He also helps lead the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute, a $40MM partnership between Northwestern Mutual, Marquette and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Alongside his colleagues at NM, I'm helping to drive organizational transformation at the 160 year old market leader.
Immediately before coming to NM, Don led WeWork's consolidated Central Data & Analytics team, driving data analytics for digital and physical space across 700+ global locations. It was a wild and special ride through hyper-growth, an aborted IPO, and the subsequent transformation driven by SoftBank. Prior to that, he worked for Major League Baseball for 13 years, with his last role as head of the consolidated Analytics Org (Data Science, Analytics, User Research, and Strategic Development) as VP Data & Analytics. Don is also a startup mentor, advisor, and investor.