Richard Flynn is the CEO of Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), a portfolio of technology-enabled expert solutions serving the legal and banking industries. GRC solutions help legal and banking professionals ensure compliance with ever-changing regulatory and legal obligations, manage risk, increase efficiency, and produce better business outcomes.

Previously, Richard was Group President and CEO of Corporate Legal Services (CLS), where he revitalized the business to become a leading driver of growth and profitability for Wolters Kluwer. The CLS businesses remain under his leadership as part of GRC.

Richard has a long track record of delivering exceptional results and driving breakthrough innovations in information services businesses. He has a deep passion for understanding what matters most to customers, developing talent and discovering the next big growth opportunity. In leading GRC, Richard is leveraging industry-leading advanced technology to drive product innovations that are reinventing the way legal and banking professionals serve their customers and manage their businesses.

Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, Richard held a variety of executive positions during his 20-year career in financial services. His professional experiences, achievements and expertise spans across finance, risk management, information management, database marketing, new business development, product management and general management. His last position with American Express was Senior Vice President and General Manager for OPEN, the market leader in U.S. cards dedicated to small businesses. In that role, he led the business through the credit crisis and implemented a new growth strategy focused on payment product innovation for B2B customers.

Richard holds an MBA and a BS in Finance and International Business from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.

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