Geff Scott, Business Wire’s Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for leading the company and providing its strategic compass. This includes guiding the company’s growth and direction as well as overseeing the stewardship of Business Wire’s global footprint.
Scott joined the company in July, 2007 as Chief Financial Officer where he worked closely with Business Wire’s parent company, Berkshire Hathaway, and was responsible for the company’s financial reporting, tax structure and compliance
Richard DeLeo was named Chief Operating Officer in December 2015, assuming responsibility for global operations. He works closely with Business Wire's editorial, legal, sales and technology teams to ensure all departments are working in unison to seamlessly execute the client engagement process to deliver a user experience that exceeds expectations. He also serves on the company's executive committee.
Steve Messick was promoted to Chief Information Officer in 2003. He is
responsible for development, procurement and implementation of all Business
Wire's internal and external technology systems.
Steve has been an employee of the company since 1991.
Prior to Business Wire, Steve was a senior partner with Alpine Information
Systems, San Mateo, California, where Business Wire was his primary account.
Messick previously worked as a systems software engineer at Texas Instruments,
Executive Vice President, Media Services & Product Strategy
Laura Sturaitis is Executive Vice President of Media Services & Product Strategy, and heads up Business Wire's Global Media Relations, Content Licensing, Product Strategy, Public Policy, HQ Online Newsroom and Information Services teams.
Laura is responsible for the comprehensive and timely delivery of Business Wire's feed of more than 1,200 releases a day sent globally to print, broadcast, online and social media organizations using Business Wire’s multi-platform delivery methods.
Lorry I. Lokey is the founder of Business Wire. From its 1961 start in San Francisco, Lorry guided the company's growth throughout the United States and around the globe. He served as company president until 2003 and CEO until 2005. The company was sold to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway on March 1, 2006.