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 has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN), an American mountain resort company (“Vail”), since 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Barkin previously served as Vice President of Strategy and Development of Vail from 2012 to 2013. Prior to joining Vail, 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, as well as the board of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts since 2021, Williams Rowland Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: WRAC) since 2021 and Arctos NorthStar Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: ANAC) since 2021, and previously served as a member of the board of AutoNation, Inc. from 2014 to 2019. He also serves as a board member for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation and is a member of the Yale School of Public Health Leadership Council. 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 January 2020 and from our inception to 2017. In addition, Mr. Cornick serves as a member of our board of directors. 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.
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 a member of the board of directors of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) since March 2021 and will continue to serve until the date of the First Solar, Inc. 2022 annual meeting of shareholders. 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 serves multiple academic and charitable organizations, including her current service on the boards of trustees of Duke University, University of Cincinnati Health Foundation and Cincinnati Museum Center. 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 Wiener serves as a member of our Board. Mr. Wiener has worked at Redfin, a real estate brokerage, since 2007 in positions of increasing responsibility, including previously serving as Chief Growth Officer from 2015 to 2021, and his current role as President, Real Estate Operations since April 2021. Prior to Redfin, he worked at Microsoft, 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.