World-Check's Board of Directors has today announced the appointment of Daniel Peak to the position of Chief Executive Officer.
This appointment marks the culmination of a carefully architected expansion of World-Check's management team that will lead this market-pioneering company through its continued rapid growth.
Established in 2000, the World-Check database tracks the identities and activities of heightened-risk individuals and businesses from over 240 countries and territories. World-Check is the recognized market pioneer in providing risk intelligence to regulated industries to help meet their regulatory and risk management requirements.
David Leppan, Founder and former CEO of World-Check, will continue to play an active role in the company as Chairman of the Board.
"I have had the privilege of leading this special company and team from its inception to its 3,000th client," said David Leppan, World-Check's newly appointed Chairman. "At my direction, the board launched an exhaustive search for a proven professional qualified to lead this dynamic company through its sustained rapid growth. I have worked with Dan for well over a decade and I am confident that his unique combination of leadership experience and knowledge of the company, its clients and market will enable World-Check to continue its unparalleled growth-breaking and setting new goals as it goes forward."
Mr. Peak joined World-Check in 2004 as senior business development consultant for North America and the Caribbean. He has extensive senior leadership experience having managed a diverse group of organisations of varying sizes with a focus on data, content technology, services, and software development.
Mr. Peak joined World-Check from Thomson Sheshunoff where he was General Manager from 2000. Prior to this position he served as Managing Director for Thompson Financial Publishing from 1998 until 2000. From 1992 Mr. Peak was Vice President of Product Management for McGraw-Hill Construction Information Group which he joined after his previous employer, Computer Aided Planning, was acquired by McGraw-Hill. Mr. Peak is a graduate of the University of Florida.
"World-Check is the market pioneer and leader in risk intelligence thanks to the solid foundations laid by David Leppan and the company's consistently superior product data and services, said Dan Peak, World-Check CEO. "As the recognized industry 'best of breed' the challenge lies in extending our hard earned, cutting edge reputation to markets beyond the financial and legal sectors while, at the same time, better servicing our existing client-base. It is with this challenge in mind that I am truly excited to lead World-Check on a continued path of rapid growth and expansion as we introduce our unparalleled collection of risk data and products to a larger and broader audience."
With today's announcement, Dan Peak becomes Chief Executive Officer of a company with a solid management team and a clear path ahead of it.