New Acxiom CEO Seeks To Bring Focus to Firm

by Jamie Walden  on Monday, Jul. 21, 2008 12:00 am  

In an exclusive interview with Arkansas Business, John Meyer details his changes at and plans for Acxiom.

"As a company, we really haven't had a track record of succeeding quarter on quarter. We need to tell people what we're going to do, and then we need to beat it, and do it every quarter, day in and day out, so that we become the company people don't bet against."

"We need to get back on a growth path," Meyer said. "We also need to put some processes and procedures into the business that we haven't had before - things like in sales, things like business reviews, things like individual accountability.

"And we'll get there. We're actually on a pretty good track."

Meyer has such faith in the company and restoring a corporate culture that attracts workers that he bought about 15,500 shares out of his own pocket shortly after he started. "Put your money where your mouth is," he said.

"I believe in this. And we're asking investors to believe also. I know I can make an impact. I know this will be a great place to work. And I know it will be a good return for our shareholders, for our employees and our customers."



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