Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Caryn Seidman-Becker is the co-founder and CEO of CLEAR, the secure identity platform, which uses biometrics to make proving you are you simple. When she and co-founder Ken Cornick began with CLEAR in 2010, they had a vision for a future that was both safer and more frictionless. They started in the toughest environment, the airport, and today have a platform that gives more than 10 million members experiences that are secure, predictable and time-saving in more than 60 venues around the country. Caryn leads 2000 team members who are all committed to growing CLEAR’s ability to create safe and easy member journeys and supporting its members, partners and communities.
Michael Z. Barkin
Michael Z. Barkin serves as a member of our Board. Mr. Barkin previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2013 to 2022 and Vice President of Strategy and Development from 2012 to 2013 of Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN), an American mountain resort company (“Vail Resorts”). Prior to joining Vail Resorts, he was a Principal at KRG Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm (“KRG”), where he was a member of the investment team from 2006 to 2012. At KRG, Mr. Barkin was responsible for managing new acquisitions and had portfolio company oversight across multiple sectors. Prior to KRG, he worked at Bain Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm, and Bain & Company, a strategy and consulting firm. Mr. Barkin currently serves as a Trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver. Mr. Barkin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College and a Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University.
Jeffery H. Boyd
Jeffery H. Boyd serves as a member of our Board and is our Lead Independent Director. Mr. Boyd served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) (formerly known as The Priceline Group, Inc.), an online travel company (“Booking”), from 2002 to 2013, as Interim Chief Executive Officer from April 2016 to December 2016, as Chairman of the Board from 2016 to 2020 and as a Director from 2001 to 2021. Mr. Boyd also served as Booking’s President and Co-Chief Executive Officer from August 2002 to November 2002, its Chief Operating Officer from November 2000 to August 2002, and its Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from January 2000 to October 2000. Mr. Boyd has also served as the chairman of the board of directors of Oscar Health, Inc. (NYSE: OSCR), a health insurance company, since February 2021 and a member of the board of directors of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD), a home improvement retailer, since 2016, among other director positions. Mr. Boyd holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Lawrence University and a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School.
Tomago Collins serves as a member of our Board. Mr. Collins has been the Executive Vice President of Communications and Business Development at Kroenke Sports & Entertainment since June 2020 and previously served as Kroenke Sports & Entertainment’s Vice President of Communications from 2010 to 2020. Mr. Collins brings more than 25 years’ experience in the sports, entertainment, media and real estate investment industries. Mr. Collins has worked in the Kroenke organization since 2003 in various senior and advisory roles with sports teams (including the Los Angeles Rams, Arsenal Football Club and Denver Nuggets), sports and entertainment venues (including Ball Arena, SoFi Stadium and Emirates Stadium) and with print, broadcast and digital ventures (including Altitude Sports & Entertainment). Mr. Collins has served on the board of Republic Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) since 2013, where he also serves on the audit committee and the sustainability and corporate responsibility committee, as well as the board of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts since 2021, and previously served as a member of the boards of Williams Rowland Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: WRAC) from 2021 to February 2023, Arctos NorthStar Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: ANAC) from 2021 to February 2023, and AutoNation, Inc. from 2014 to 2019. He also serves as a board member for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation since 2013 and is a member of the Yale School of Public Health Leadership Council since 2021. Mr. Collins holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University.
President, Chief Financial Officer and Director
Kenneth Cornick has served as our President since 2010 and Chief Financial Officer since 2020 and from our inception to 2017. In addition, Mr. Cornick serves as a member of our Board. Mr. Cornick co-founded CLEAR with Ms. Seidman-Becker in 2010. Prior to CLEAR, he was a Partner at Arience Capital from 2003 to 2009. Mr. Cornick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College and serves on the Board of Trustees of LREI, a progressive independent school in New York City, and Center ID Corp., an expense management software company.
Shawn Henry serves as a member of our Board. Mr. Henry was an early employee of, and has served as, President of CrowdStrike Services, and Chief Security Officer of CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRWD), an American cybersecurity technology company, since 2012. Mr. Henry served for 24 years as an FBI special agent, rising through the executive ranks. Prior to joining CrowdStrike, he oversaw half of the FBI’s investigative operations as Executive Assistant Director, including all FBI criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, international operations, and the FBI’s critical incident response to major investigations and disasters, from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Henry also managed computer crime investigations spanning the globe, established the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force, and received the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive for his leadership in enhancing the FBI’s cyber capabilities. Mr. Henry has served as a director of ShoulderUp Technology Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: SUAC) since 2019, where he currently serves on the audit committee and nominating and corporate governance committee. He holds a B.B.A. from Hofstra University, an M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is a graduate of the Homeland Security Executive Leadership Program of the Naval Postgraduate School.
Kathryn A. Hollister
Kathryn A. Hollister serves as a member of our Board. Ms. Hollister served as the Chief Strategy Officer of Deloitte’s global tax and legal practice of 45,000 professionals from 2015 until 2019. Ms. Hollister worked at Deloitte from 1984 until 2020 in a variety of leadership roles, including Partner and Managing Partner of the U.S. business tax service line, and served both public and private clients. Ms. Hollister has served as director of Endava PLC (NYSE: DAVA), a global provider of technology services, since October 2022, and previously served as a director of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) from March 2021 to May 2022. She previously served as a member of the US board of directors of Deloitte LLP from 2008 to 2015, and a member of the global board of directors of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu from 2010 to 2015. In the community, Ms. Hollister has served multiple academic and charitable organizations, including her current service on the Board of Trustees of Duke University, and the Boards of Directors of UC Health Foundation and UC Health LLC. A licensed/inactive lawyer, and a certified public accountant, in Ohio, Ms. Hollister holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
Adam J. Wiener serves as a member of our Board. Mr. Wiener currently serves as an advisory to Redfin Corporation (NASDAQ: RDFN), a real estate brokerage, since September 2023. Mr. Wiener joined Redfin in 2007 and served in positions of increasing responsibility, including previously serving as Chief Growth Officer from 2015 to 2021, and as President, Real Estate Operations from 2021 to September 2023. Prior to Redfin, he worked at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), a multinational technology company, in its SQL server division. Mr. Wiener holds a degree in Symbolic Systems and a concentration in Human-Computer Interaction from Stanford University.