Richard Peterson

Vice President - Data, Ai, & ESG Strategy at Diligent

Richard Peterson has a diverse work experience, starting from their current role as Vice President - Data, AI, & ESG Strategy at Diligent. Prior to this, they served as the Head of Data & AI / ESG Enterprise Solution Strategy - Capital Markets at FIS, where they utilized cutting-edge technology to develop and drive the next generation of products and services. Richard also worked as the Director of Product Strategy - Credit Data and Analytics - ESG Investing and as the Chief of Staff to the CEO at Virtus Partners (acquired by FIS). Before FIS, Richard was a Commercial Director at Intertrust Group.

In the earlier years of their career, Richard held roles at Moody's Analytics, J.P. Morgan, Samsung, Moody's Investors Service, Belanus Capital, Guggenheim Capital Markets, and ABN AMRO. These roles spanned various responsibilities such as enterprise sales, business development, global strategy, financial advisory, and asset-backed securities.

Overall, Richard Peterson has demonstrated a strong background in data, AI, ESG strategy, and financial services, with experience in leading teams, developing products, and advising clients.

Richard Peterson attended Emory University from 1992 to 1996, where they received a BBA in Finance. Richard later pursued an MBA with a focus on Finance and Economics at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business from 2000 to 2002.


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  • Vice President - Data, Ai, & ESG Strategy

    December, 2023 - present

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