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Q: Contact info for key people in corporations ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Contact info for key people in corporations
Category: Reference, Education and News > Job and Careers
Asked by: lukasink-ga
List Price: $40.00
Posted: 19 Sep 2006 18:32 PDT
Expires: 19 Oct 2006 18:32 PDT
Question ID: 766796
What is the best way to find contact information for key people within
corporations (both public and private)?

I mean a list of all key positions with contact info for both direct
lines/faxes and for their executive assistants.

Any good online directories or library resources (I've heard there is
a large directory called The Yellow Book listing just such info but
have had no luck.)

Thanks in advance, 
Subject: Re: Contact info for key people in corporations
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 19 Sep 2006 19:19 PDT

There are several sources of 'insider' information for corporate
contact listings.  All of them cost money or require a database
subscription, but you can often access some of the relevant databases
through a public (or better yet, a university) library system.

Here are the key resources to be aware of:

The 'Yellow Book' is the informal name for the Leadership Directory
series of books for contacting politicians, media, foundation heads,
and of course, corporate leaders.  You can find information for the
corporate directory here:
...The Corporate Yellow Book is the nation's leading directory of the
people who manage and direct the largest and fastest-growing public
and private companies in the United States. Published quarterly, it
enables subscribers to reach corporate leaders, including board
members and administrative services professionals.

I have seen print versions of the Leadership Directory books only in
specialty would be hard pressed to get access to this
through a local public library.  Subscription information for the
directories are included at the link above.

Three databases with executive contact information that ARE often
found at local libraries are Mergent:
...Search and generate specific list of targeted individuals with
company name and address using various search criteria such as age,
salary, education, current title and more.

Dun and Bradstreet (usually what they call their Million Dollar database):
...D&B's North American Million Dollar Database provides the
information professional, marketer and sales executive with
information on approximately 1,600,000 U.S. and Canadian leading
public and private businesses. Company information includes industry
information with up to 24 individual 8-digit SICs, size criteria
(employees and annual sales), type of ownership, principal executives
and biographies.

and last but not least, Reference USA:
...The ReferenceUSA database contains, in module format, detailed
information on more than 13 million U.S. businesses

Each system has its own strengths and weaknesses.  Mergent, for
instance, has a powerful but confusing interface -- I usually have to
build my searches three or four times before getting the results I
want.  ReferenceUSA, on the other hand, is fairly straightforward to
use, but provides results only 25 listings at a time, without an
option to download large lists.

See if the libraries you have access to have one or more of these
systems available for your use.

Lastly, there is a very interesting, internet-accessible site called Jigsaw:
...Jigsaw is an online business contact marketplace where marketers,
recruiters, and sales professionals can get fresh and accurate
business contact information.

Jigsaw can work as a sort of barter system.  If you put new contact
information INTO the system, you can take contacts out as well.  Or,
if you don't want to bother, you can just pay a fee for each contact
you access.

I've used Jigsaw a few times myself with good results...I would
suggest spending a bit of time exploring this site (it isn't totally
intuitive) and making use of their search capabilities.  Note that you
can search (on a name, company, industry sectory, city, etc) and see
partial results without being a member of Jigsaw.  But (of course) if
you want the full contact information, you'll have to sign up.

Five excellent resources for you to explore!  I trust that will do the trick.  

However, please don't rate this answer until you have everything you
need.  If you would like any additional information, just post a
Request for Clarification to let me know how I can assist you further,
and I'm at your service.

All the best,


search strategy -- Used bookmarked resources.
Subject: Re: Contact info for key people in corporations
From: easterangel-ga on 19 Sep 2006 18:37 PDT

We've had requests for things like these before and mostly you can
only get general information. This actually makes sense since such
busy key company wouldn't want to be flooded with calls, faxes or

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