Jay Nadler

Chief Executive Officer

Jay was appointed CEO of Clarivate Analytics in January 2017. He has worked for leading companies in the information services industry for more than 30 years, with experience across a number of sectors including intellectual property, life sciences, financial services and tax. Jay has held senior executive roles at companies including Thomson Financial, Information Holdings (a prior owner of some of the Clarivate Analytics products), MLM Information Services, and Interactive Data (IDC).

He has spent most of his career focused on accelerating growth by meeting the needs of customers with innovative products. As Chief Operating Officer of IDC from 2010-2016, Jay accelerated revenue growth, improved customer satisfaction and profitability, and led the company through a successful sale.

Jay has held positions on the Board of Directors of SNL Financial and TechEx (Intellectual Property Technology Exchange). He has also been an advisor to iParadigms (now known as Turnitin) and RS Energy Group.

Jay has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Sanford Tassel

Chief Financial Officer

Sanford Tassel serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Clarivate Analytics; he joined the company in March of 2014. Prior to Clarivate Analytics, Sanford held other roles such as SVP of Finance at Cengage Learning, CFO and EVP at Pearson Education International Division.

Sanford graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics; he then went on to receive his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

Sanford Tassel

David Brown

Global Head of Sales & Services

David was appointed to his current role as Global Head of Sales and Service in 2009. He is dedicated to providing tools and services that support the creation, management and commercialization of corporate, academic and government innovation.

David joined the company in 1988 and has held positions in sales, content licensing, business development and general management, including several years as president and managing director.

In 2014, David was recognized on ALM’s The National Law Journal 50 Intellectual Property Trailblazers and Pioneers list.

David holds bachelor’s degrees in history and computer applications from the University of Notre Dame and a MBA from the University of North Carolina.

David Brown

Faraaz Khan

Chief Strategy Officer

Faraaz Khan is Chief Strategy Officer for Clarivate Analytics. Faraaz joined the company in July of 2014. He’s held prior roles as Thomson Reuters’ Head of Strategy for the Middle East, Africa, and Russia. Prior to his roles at Thomson Reuters, Faraaz was a Lead Associate for Booz & Company. He also worked as an Associate at Macquarie Capital.

Faraaz graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He then pursued his Master of Sciences in Finance – Investment Banking from INSEAD, France.

Faraaz Khan

Gordon Macomber

Global Head of Operations

Gordon Macomber is Global Head of Operations for Clarivate Analytics. Gordon joined the company in 2014. Gordon held previous roles within Thomson Reuters, serving as SVP, Finance in the TR Legal group. He was also president of Thomson Gale.

Prior to Thomson Reuters, Gordon had various executive roles as CEO of Merriam-Webster and president & CEO of NYUonline. Gordon also held various executive positions with Viacom, including President of Macmillan USA.

Gordon has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Colgate University.

Gordon Macomber

Elise Finn

Global Head of Marketing

Elise was appointed to her current role as Global Head of Marketing in 2014. With her experience in marketing and sales, she has worked for Thomson Reuters for 12 years. She held leadership roles in marketing for Thomson Reuters Enterprise, Trading and Financial businesses.

Prior to joining the company, Elise spent 11 years at Lloyds TSB working mainly on mergers and acquisitions.

Elise has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies from the University of Hertfordshire.

Elise Finn

Steve Hartman

General Counsel and Global Head of Business Development

Steve Hartman has served as General Counsel and Global Head of Business Development for Clarivate Analytics since July 2014. Steve joined Thomson Reuters in 2000 and has previously served as Deputy General Counsel, TR Professional, General Counsel for Thomson Scientific and as Chief Counsel (EMEA) for Thomson Financial. Prior to his time with Thomson Reuters, Steve worked as European counsel for Primark.

Steve graduated from the University of Nottingham.

Steve Hartman

Bahman Koohestani

Chief Technology Officer

Bahman Koohestani is Chief Technology Officer for Clarivate Analytics, and has been a technology leader and innovator for more than 25 years. He joined the company in early 2015. Before Clarivate Analytics, Bahman was EVP and CTO of NexTag. Prior to that, he served as Global Vice President for merchant and consumer product development at PayPal. He also held roles of CIO/CTO at Orbitz Worldwide and was a VP of Messaging Technology at Netscape. In 2001, Bahman was a finalist for E&Y and NASDAQ’s entrepreneur of the year.

Bahman graduated with an engineering degree in Computer Science from York University in Toronto Canada.

Bahman Koohestani

Meredith Crouse

Global Head of Human Resources

Meredith Crouse is Global Head of Human Resources at Clarivate Analytics. Prior to joining the company in 2004, Meredith served as an HR Consultant at Cardinal Health. She also served as an HR Business Partner for Tyco Healthcare as well as an HR Manager for MicroElectronics.

Meredith graduated from LeMoyne College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She then went on to obtain her Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law.

Meredith Crouse

Masaki Nagao

Managing Director APAC

Masaki Nagao was appointed to his current role as Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region in 2013. He joined Thomson Reuters in 2007 and most recently was the Managing Director in Japan for the IP & Science business. He has over three decades of work experience in the Asian markets, particularly Japan and China.

Prior to joining Thomson Reuters Nagao-san was a Representative Director for Wipro Japan KK and Wipro China Limited.

Nagao-san has a Master of Engineering in Aeronautics from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Masaki Nagao

Mark Frost

Global Head of Brand Protection

Mark leads the Brand Protection Business for Clarivate Analytics (MarkMonitor, Thomson CompuMark, and IP Asset Management).

Prior to joining the company, he served as General Manager for the Software as a Service (SaaS) Business Unit of CA Technologies and before that Mark was the EVP and General Manager for the SaaS Business Unit of MarketTools. Mark has held additional leadership roles at Saba Software, Inc., PeopleSoft, Documentum, Neovista, Systems Control, EDS and General Electric.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.


Wendy Newman

Vice President, Business Planning and Operations

Wendy was appointed to her current role as VP of Business Planning and Operations for Clarivate Analytics at the end of 2014.

Prior to Clarivate Analytics, Wendy worked for 12 years as a management consultant specializing in program and change management.

Outside of Clarivate Analytics, Wendy is a member of the Pilotlight Programme, which matches business people with ambitious charities who need strategic direction and support.

Wendy Newman