Accolades by Finance Monthly and American Business Awards reflect major leadership achievements
Steven Meirink, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Wolters Kluwer Compliance Solutions, has earned two major leadership awards. Both Finance Monthly magazine and the 2022 American Business Awards have recognized his executive leadership excellence in the financial technology sector.
He is, for the second year running, the recipient of Finance Monthly’s prestigious 2022 FinTech Senior Leadership Award, as well as a gold-level winner in the 20th Annual American Business Awards, being named Tech Innovator of the Year. Both awards recognize Meirink for growing the Compliance Solutions business during a period of considerable disruption and challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, including deepening its expert solutions offerings, particularly in the digital lending arena.
Key among his recent achievements was overseeing the successful deployment of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Supported by TSoftPlus™ software, which was used by lenders to help CARES Act small business recipients retain more than one million U.S. workers’ jobs during the height of the pandemic. In addition, he oversaw a significant enhancement of Compliance Solutions’ product portfolio in the last 18 months through the acquisitions of the industry-leading eOriginal digital lending platform, and of IDS, a leading provider of compliance software for U.S. banks, lenders, credit unions, insurers, and securities firms.
“The past several years have presented an incredible opportunity for Wolters Kluwer Compliance Solutions to further advance our expert solutions capabilities and, in doing so, better support the work of the financial services professionals whom we serve. Those efforts are helping our clients make a meaningful impact for their businesses—enabling them to help better serve their customers,” Meirink commented. “I am proud of every member of our team for their collective contributions to the continued success of our business and to our customers, and I accept these awards on their behalf.”
Meirink joined Wolters Kluwer in December 2015 and leads a global team of more than 1,500 professionals across 15 global offices. He is responsible for the overall strategy and full operating P&L for the company’s Compliance Solutions business, serving the banking, insurance, and securities markets. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager for Assurant Mortgage Solutions, and he has held several senior level positions within Equifax.
Finance Monthly is a global publication within the Universal Media group which provides news, commentary and analysis to more than 195,000 financial professionals each month. Winners of its prestigious and free-to-enter FinTech Awards are based on evidence of excellence and innovation and decided by the magazine’s expert editorial panel.
Now in its 20th year, the American Business Awards are part of the Stevie Awards program and recognize the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. Winners were determined by entry scores compiled by more than 230 professionals worldwide who adjudicated hundreds of submissions over a three-month judging process.