American Express Co. has hired Ed Jay as senior vice president of American Express Business Insights.

Jay, who was most recently a global head of product management and development for Thomson Reuters' investment and advisory division, will be in charge of Business Insights, a business line of Amex's Global Merchant Services division, Amex said in a press release Monday.

Business Insights offers information and consulting applications for consumer spending trends, advertising strategies and geographic expansion, Amex said.

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