Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Scott Sessler is senior vice president, Strategy and Business Development for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this role, he is responsible for strategic planning, acquisitions, strategic business development projects and competitive intelligence.
Sessler's involvement with this business unit began in 2000 as a member of the team responsible for the acquisition of RiskWise International, which ultimately led to the establishment of the LexisNexis risk-focused business. He joined the Risk business in 2001, with responsibility for strategic planning, business development and competitive intelligence. Sessler has been an active participant in large-scale acquisitions including RiskWise, Dolan, Seisint and ChoicePoint, which have grown the business from $46 million in 2000 to $1.4 billion in revenues, and has also been a key driver in the divestments of several non-core businesses. He has also served as Venture Associate to the Reed Elsevier Ventures Fund.
Prior to Sessler's role in LexisNexis, he led the Strategic Marketing function within the Nexis organization. He joined LexisNexis in 1986 as a senior business analyst, and has held a variety of positions in strategy, business development and finance.
Sessler earned his BBA in Finance and Accounting at the University of Cincinnati, and his MBA from The Ohio State University. He is also a certified public accountant (inactive) in Ohio, and serves on the Strategic Communications committee of TechnologyFirst, a nonprofit trade association based in Dayton, Ohio.