Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board of Directors
Caryn Seidman-Becker has served as our Chief Executive Officer since 2010 and serves as Chair of the board of directors. Ms. Seidman-Becker’s vision to build a safer, more secure world to live, work and play came to life in 2010 when she and co-founder, Mr. Cornick, relaunched CLEAR. CLEAR’s values and leadership principles are a reflection of her early roots and exposure to the leaders and companies that she invested in throughout her career. Prior to CLEAR, she started and was the managing partner of Arience Capital, an over $1 billion value-oriented asset management firm focused on investing in companies across a broad spectrum of industries, including consumer, technology, aerospace and defense and turnarounds. Prior to Arience Capital, she served as managing director at Iridian Asset Management, an investment advisor firm, and assistant vice president at Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder, an investment bank. Ms. Seidman-Becker serves as a director on the board of directors of Lemonade (NYSE: LMND), an insurance company, and previously served as a director on the board of directors and member of the audit committee of CME Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CME), a public financial market company. Ms. Seidman-Becker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan.
President, Chief Financial Officer and Director
Kenneth Cornick co-founded CLEAR with Ms. Seidman-Becker in 2010. Mr. Cornick has served as our President since 2010 and Chief Financial Officer since January 2020 and from our inception to August 2017. In addition, Mr. Cornick serves as a member of our board of directors. Prior to CLEAR, he was a partner at Arience Capital. Mr. Cornick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College and serves on the board of LREI, a progressive independent school in New York City.
Chiranjiv S. Jouhal
Chief Technology Officer
Chiranjiv S. Jouhal has served as our Chief Technology Officer since February 2020. Before becoming CTO, Mr. Jouhal served as CLEAR’s Head of Engineering. Mr. Jouhal was previously the head of technology at Zocdoc, a digital healthcare marketplace. Prior to that, he was senior director of software development at Audible, Inc., an Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) company providing online audiobook and podcast services. Mr. Jouhal was also the director of engineering at eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY), an e-commerce corporation, and prior to that, the principal software engineer/technology lead. Mr. Jouhal holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Product Officer
Sam Hall has served as our Chief Product Officer since June 2021. Prior to joining CLEAR, Mr. Hall previously served as chief product officer at Grubhub. He brings experience and leadership from his role executing Grubhub’s platform strategy and expanding its product vision. Prior to joining Grubhub, Mr. Hall was chief product and technology officer of ClassPass, leading the company’s engineering, product and design teams. Previously, he spent nearly 10 years at Amazon, serving as vice president of consumable customer experience and vice president of mobile. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Pacific and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Washington.
Richard N. Patterson Jr.
Chief Information Security Officer
Richard N. Patterson Jr. has served as our Chief Information Security Officer since December 2020. Prior to joining CLEAR, Mr. Patterson was the head of security operations, head of risk at Bridgewater Associates, an investment management firm. Prior to that, he served as the director of information security, compliance and privacy at PetSmart, a pet superstore, and director of security for the Sidley Austin law firm. Mr. Patterson previously served as a special agent for the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Division. Mr. Patterson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Fullerton, and a Masters in Computer, Network and Information Security from DePaul University.
General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer
Matthew Levine has served as our General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer since June 2012. Before joining CLEAR, Mr. Levine was the associate general counsel at Dealertrack (NASDAQ: TRAK), a software company, where he was responsible for merger and acquisition and technology transactions, and was part of the team that took Dealertrack public. Mr. Levine began his career as an associate at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP, an international law firm. Mr. Levine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School.
Maria A. Comella
Head of Public Affairs
Maria A. Comella has served as our Head of Public Affairs since January 2020. Prior to joining CLEAR, she was global head of regional public affairs and policy at WeWork, a provider of shared workspaces, and served as chief of staff at the Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo. Prior to that, she was the chief messaging officer at Chris Christie for President and served as deputy chief of staff for communications and strategic planning for the Office of Governor Chris Christie. She also serves on the board of directors for Cities of Service, a civic and social organization, and is a visiting associate at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. Ms. Comella holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University.
W. Catesby Perrin III
Executive Vice President, Growth
W. Catesby Perrin III has served as our Executive Vice President, Growth since January 2020. Prior to joining CLEAR, Mr. Perrin was previously the vice president, corporate development and head of global strategic partnerships at WeWork. Prior to that, he was the vice president, head of business development and strategic partnerships, senior director, business development and director, business development of SoFi, a personal finance company. Mr. Perrin has also served as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, an international law firm. Mr. Perrin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.
Executive Vice President, People & Performance
Craig Hazenfield has served as our Executive Vice President, People & Performance since June 2021. Prior to joining CLEAR, Mr. Hazenfield led talent development, diversity, equity & inclusion efforts, and the HR business partner team for Two Sigma’s growth businesses and corporate operations. Prior to that, he served on the people operations leadership team at Google and oversaw the HR business partner team for half of Google’s tech organization. He also held HR business partner roles for Google Ads and Google’s hardware business. Mr. Hazenfield also previously served as vice president of HR for Staples’ U.S. retail business and Staples.com. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University and a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Executive Vice President, Operations
Kasra Moshkani has served as our Executive Vice President, Operations since June 2021. Prior to joining CLEAR, Mr. Moshkani was the U.S. chief executive officer for OYO Hotels & Homes, a global platform for booking hotel and home stays. Prior to that, he was director & regional general manager at Uber, where he oversaw ridesharing operations for various cities, states and regions across the U.S. Before that, Mr. Moshkani served as chief executive officer of HireBrite, a technology company he founded that connects employers to students for jobs & internships. Earlier in his career, he worked in investment banking and private equity investing at Grail Partners. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.