Woody 1Haywood Talcove is Chief Executive Officer, Government, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this capacity, he oversees strategic business activities concerning all customer operations, sales, marketing, communications, consulting, corporate development, and ecosystem activities. His commitment to customers’ needs has empowered LexisNexis to develop market leading solutions that have enabled customers to stop fraud, catch bad people, and enable digital government. Talcove also serves as CEO for LexisNexis Special Services Inc. (LNSSI), a separate subsidiary.

Under Talcove’s leadership, the LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ government business is the market leader in this segment, focused on using identity to mitigate and stop fraud and help law enforcement catch criminals. His open-minded approach to problem-solving and listening to customers’ needs has enabled the company to create new market segments with innovative solutions that consistently drive growth and exceed customer needs.

Under Talcove’s leadership, the company continues to support the mission of the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security by providing legal and investigative information technology platforms. Talcove was also pivotal in LexisNexis’ inclusion as a key digital identity verification provider for the Biden Administration’s unemployment insurance modernization plan through the Department of Labor.

A passionate advocate for children, he serves on the Board of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). He also serves on the University of Maine Board of Visitors and the DEA Education Foundation.

Talcove earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public administration from the University of Maine. He also attended Executive Education Programs in Leadership and Strategy from Harvard and Wharton.