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Peter Vanderheyden

LexisNexis, Ohio, USA

As Vice President and Managing Director, Global Intellectual Property for LexisNexis, Peter Vanderheyden brings more than twenty-five years of leadership in the industry. In his role, Mr. Vanderheyden is responsible for the growth and development strategy of LexisNexis services and solutions for intellectual property professionals.

With a proven track record of translating customer needs into successful businesses, Mr. Vanderheyden integrates business planning, marketplace needs, teams and technology to consistently deliver innovative strategies and customer-focused solutions.

Prior to LexisNexis, Mr. Vanderheyden held a number of leadership positions in the industry including vice president of marketing and business development for IP.com and consulting engagements helping companies develop strategic business plans for both “start-up” and product re-launched businesses.

Mr. Vanderheyden spent more than 16 years with IBM in a variety of executive positions including serving as chief financial officer for a trading area and as a solutions development executive in the government sector. During this time, he founded the Delphion Company as a spin-off from IBM focusing on an innovative and efficient method for researching intellectual property information.

While at Delphion, Mr. Vanderheyden led the business development and sales functions and also developed their international business and channel strategy.

He is a published author of journal articles and has spoken at industry conferences on intellectual property.

Mr. Vanderheyden holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.


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