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.
Michael Z. Barkin
Mr. Barkin currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN), an American mountain resort company (“Vail”), since April 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Barkin previously served as vice president of strategy and development of Vail since July 2012. 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 since 2006. 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 on the board of directors of the National Forest Foundation (NFF) and 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
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 (“Bookings”), from November 2002 to December 2013, as interim chief executive officer from April 2016 to December 2016, as chairman of the board from April 2016 to June 2020 and as a director since October 2001. 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 October 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.
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 June 2010 to May 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 serves on the board of the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Republic Services Group, Inc., and was 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 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.
Kathryn A. Hollister
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. since March 2021 and was a member of the board of directors of Deloitte LLP from 2008 to 2015 and of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (Global)’s board of directors from 2010 to 2015. In the community, Ms. Hollister served multiple academic and charitable organizations and currently serves on the board of MENTOR and on the boards of trustees of Duke University, University of Cincinnati Health Foundation and Cincinnati Museum Center. A lawyer and a certified public accountant, Ms. Hollister holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
Mr. Wiener has worked at Redfin, a real estate brokerage, since 2007 in positions of increasing responsibility and has served as its chief growth officer since July 2015. 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.