Global Leadership - James Peck

James PeckChief Executive Officer

James Peck is Chief Executive Officer for the risk solutions business of  LexisNexis®. He started with the business unit in March 2004 with responsibility for driving revenue and merging market needs with technology solutions. In 2008, Peck spearheaded the $4 billion acquisition and integration of ChoicePoint® into LexisNexis, which was a milestone transaction to catapult LexisNexis into a leadership position in the risk management space. Peck also facilitated the 2004 Seisint acquisition and integration into LexisNexis. Under Peck’s leadership, the business unit has become a $1.5 billion dollar business with a history of consistent double-digit growth and significant margin improvements for the past five years.

Previously, Peck was Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer of the Global Electronic Product Development Organization for LexisNexis.  He was responsible for product development and online solutions to serve global markets.  He was appointed to this position in October 2001.

Prior to 2001, Peck was the Senior Vice President of Product Development with Celera Genomics, a bio-technology firm.  After joining Celera in 1999, Peck led the construction of a new online system containing information about human genetics deployed in task-based applications for research scientists, delivered via the Internet. He spearheaded the creation of their product development group and increased revenue by more than 100% in fiscal year 2001.

Peck previously spent a decade at LexisNexis in engineering and executive roles to manage build data and editorial systems.  In 1997, Peck joined Lexis Online Publishing to head product design.  As Vice- President of product development, he led the teams that designed and built all the components of the lexis.com research system. Peck also headed creation of a new editorial publishing system for the summaries and launched the summaries operations that now employ 700 full-time lawyer-editors.

Peck serves as a Trustee on the Board of the Directors for the southeast region Boys & Girls Club of America.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the metro-Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the March of Dimes of Georgia.

Peck earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Dayton in management information systems, and a masters in business administration from The Ohio State University. He lives in the Atlanta-area, with his family.

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