Wolters Kluwer names top exec for financial & corporate compliance division
Wolters Kluwer finalized an executive move prompted by a decision made late last year.
The company announced this week that Steven Meirink has been named CEO of Wolters Kluwer Financial & Corporate Compliance (FCC), a division that provides lending, regulatory and investment compliance solutions to financial institutions and legal entity compliance solutions to corporations, small businesses and law firms.
This portfolio of FCC solutions can help financial services and legal professionals maintain ongoing compliance requirements, allowing customers to make an impact for businesses and consumers in their communities.
Previously, Meirink had been the executive vice president and general manager of Wolters Kluwer Compliance Solutions for the past seven years, overseeing the P&L, operations and growth strategy for the business unit.
Wolters Kluwer highlighted Meirink has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services, technology, and data and analytics industries.
“He has a strong track record of working with his team to penetrate new market opportunities, grow market share with strategic acquisitions, and develop award-winning products,” the company said on its website. “Meirink is known amongst his colleagues for creating a culture of engagement, innovation, performance and belonging, which in turn drives value for employees and improved outcomes for customers.”
Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, Meirink was senior vice president and general manager for Assurant Mortgage Solutions, where he was responsible for driving the growth of new solutions and expanding Assurant’s business into emerging market areas.
He also held several senior level positions within Equifax, including vice president and general manager of the company’s United States Consumer Information Services – Mortgage Growth Initiatives portfolio.
Prior to Equifax, Meirink held several leadership positions throughout the financial services industry including community banking, mortgage lending, insurance, and consumer credit.
Last year, Richard Flynn, then CEO of Governance, Risk & Compliance division (which has now become Financial & Corporate Compliance), informed the company of his plans to pursue new experiences outside Wolters Kluwer.
Under Flynn’s leadership, Wolters Kluwer said the GRC division drove successful innovation and operational synergies that solidified GRC as a leader in the financial and compliance markets, while fostering a deeply engaged workforce.
Along with revealing the move connected with Meirink, Wolters Kluwer also announced two other divisional CEO appointments, including:
—Karen Abramson, formerly CEO of Tax & Accounting, is now the CEO of the new Corporate Performance & ESG (CP & ESG) division.
—Jason Marx, formerly leading North America Tax & Accounting, is the new CEO of Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting.
“I am excited to be working with all of our CEOs and the wider leadership team during this period of significant growth for Wolters Kluwer,” Nancy McKinstry, chief executive officer and chair of the executive board of Wolters Kluwer. “I would also like to congratulate Karen, Jason and Steve on their well-deserved appointments, and thank Richard for his many contributions to Wolters Kluwer.”