Richard Flynn is the CEO of Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance, which provides products, services and expertise to help manage governance, risk and compliance challenges for finance, risk, compliance and legal professionals across the globe. He has a long track record of delivering exceptional results and driving breakthrough innovations in information services businesses, and a deep passion for developing talent and discovering the next big growth opportunity.
In leading the GRC division, Mr. Flynn leverages his experience building a first-class information services business in the legal and financial services industries to apply proven best practices of data analytics, customer segmentation and product innovation to reinvent the way legal, finance, risk and compliance professionals leverage software and services to serve their customers and manage their businesses.
Flynn was previously group president and CEO of Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services (CLS), which he helped transform into a leading driver of growth and profitability for Wolters Kluwer. Under his leadership, CLS expanded into new product categories and international markets, resulting in an overall 50 percent increase in revenue growth during his tenure.
Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, Flynn held a variety of executive positions during a 20-year career in financial services. His professional experiences, achievements and expertise span across finance, risk management, information management, database marketing, business development and product 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. He led the business through the credit crisis and implemented a new growth strategy focused on payment product innovation for B2B customers.
Flynn holds a Master of Business Administration from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.