Equifax has named Tomas Chapman chairman of the board. He has been CEO since January 1998, and will continue to hold that title. Chapman joined Equifax in 1990 as corporate senior vice president for credit services. He was executive vice president and group executive of the financial services group until his promotion to COO in August 1997.
Equifax employs approximately 14,000 associates in 18 countries; revenue is nearly $1.7 billion. As Equifax looks forward to the rest of its centennial year, Chapman says, "At Equifax we are poised to grow, expand, perform, and add value for our shareholders in the next century. We have a leadership position in the markets we serve and a number of exciting new opportunities through our e-commerce and customer initiatives. We continuously look for improved ways to facilitate commerce, add value to information, create knowledge-based solutions, build trust and security on the Internet, and help credit-based economies grow." Chapman succeeds C.B. Rogers, who is retiring.