Meyer has been president of the Global Services group of Alcatel-Lucent since 2003. Before that venture, he spent about 20 years in various high-profile positions at EDS. Before the business world, John was a fight commander and was selected as a captain in the U.S. Air Force.
Michael Durham, Acxiom’s non-executive chairman stated, “Since October, the board has been focused on the search for a new leader in its efforts to return Acxiom to sustained success. John commanded our attention because of his strong execution skills, his ability to lead high-performing teams and his track record in driving shareholder value. He has demonstrated these skills at both Alcatel-Lucent and EDS as he ran businesses that are substantially larger and more complex than Acxiom. As we learned more about John, we were equally impressed by his focus on developing internal talent while reaching outside for new skills. His straightforward style and integrity impressed us as it has his employees, clients and investors in his previous roles. John’s track record has established him as one of the most accomplished services leaders in the technology industry.”
Meyer stated “Acxiom’s position as the leading provider of offline and online marketing services is the envy of the market…It is an honor to join the company and do all I can to build on its successes.”
Meyer will join Acxiom on February 4. He also will serve as a member of Acxiom’s board of directors.