Our Leadership

John Lawlor

lawlorJohn Lawlor joined Vestcom in December 2008 as Chief Commercial Officer, and was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in November 2009.  Mr. Lawlor is focused on driving the vision for the company’s future growth, building on its expertise of content integration and history of innovation in execution at the shelf edge.

Since his tenure began at Vestcom, the company has significantly increased its footprint across retail channels, and continues to enrich its core BPO model for today’s customer-centric retailer through expanded solutions for effective in-store communications that reduce the cost of doing business and engage the shopper.

In 2012, Mr. Lawlor led the successful sale of Vestcom to Court Square Capital Partners.

Prior to joining Vestcom, Mr. Lawlor spent 14 years leading Best-in-Class marketing service organizations, including: Spectra Marketing (President & CEO), IPSOS-ASI (President – North America), and IRI (President–North American Client Solutions). In each of these roles, Mr. Lawlor led significant growth, innovation and client engagement initiatives, focusing on the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. Mr. Lawlor has twice been named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist (2011 & 2013).

Mr. Lawlor holds B.S. degrees in Economics and Biology from John Carroll University, and completed the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Outside of the workplace, Mr. Lawlor is a member of the Executive Forum (past Board Member), and serves on the Board of the Easter Seals of Arkansas, and the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Mr. Lawlor is happily married with three children and is a competitive road cyclist.