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LexisNexis Canada’s new CEO Wright focuses on unique needs of Canadian legal market

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 @ 2:28 PM | By John Carson

LexisNexis Canada has announced the appointment of Eric Wright to the position of Chief Executive Officer. In this role, he will lead LexisNexis Canada in “Advancing What’s Possible” in the practice of law by continuing to evolve its decision and analytics tools.

Eric Wright

Eric Wright, CEO, LexisNexis Canada

Prior to joining LexisNexis, Wright was senior vice-president at Info-Tech Research Group, where he was responsible for the delivery of advisory services and commercial activities within the IT Research division. He led the organization’s transformation from a product-oriented focus on written research to a service-oriented focus on advisory and software as a service solutions. He has also held leadership roles at multiple consultancies, including Deloitte Consulting, where he was a leader in their Customer Management practice. Wright is a certified management consultant (CMC) and received an M.Sc. in computer science from the University of Toronto and a B.Sc. from Western University.

“I am very excited to be part of the LexisNexis organization, and focused on the unique needs of the Canadian legal market, as we strive to create the best legal intelligence platform in the world,” said Wright.

“The industry is transforming as legal professionals look for new ways to make better, more informed decisions to serve their clients. LexisNexis is enabling that transformation with industry leading content, news and expertise with innovations in artificial intelligence, analytics and data visualization. I am thrilled by the opportunity to lead LexisNexis Canada and to work with our customers to provide them with specialized expertise, comprehensive content and intuitive technology tailored for their specific needs,” he added.

“When I first spoke to Eric, he really stood out to me as having dedication and skill in collaborating with people,” said Sean Fitzpatrick, managing director of North American Research Solutions. “His history of building and leading teams was impressive, and the passion with which he spoke on customer focus was equally impressive.”

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