By turning to a longtime management consultant and entrepreneur as its next president and chief executive officer, Fair, Isaac & Co. has underscored its readiness to take its business in new directions.

The San Rafael, Calif., company announced Wednesday that Thomas G. Grudnowski, managing partner for e-commerce of Andersen Consulting, would take the helm Dec. 2. In 26 years at Andersen, Mr. Grudnowski started four Internet-related businesses, serving as chief executive officer of each. Based in Minneapolis, he advised clients in the health care, transportation, government, utility, financial services, and telecommunication sectors.

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