Executive Leadership

Our Global Leadership is committed to accelerating the pace of innovation

Jerre Stead

Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Jerre is Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clarivate plc. Jerre served as CEO of Churchill Capital Corp until its merger with Clarivate in May 2019.

Mukhtar Ahmed

President, Science Group

Mukhtar Ahmed has been President, Science Group of the Company since September 2019. He joined the Company in January 2018 as President of Life Sciences.

Richard Hanks

Chief Financial Officer

Richard joined Clarivate in March 2017 as its Chief Financial Officer where he manages the global financial organization and leads the development and execution of the company’s fiscal strategies.

Steve Hartman

General Counsel and Global Head of Corporate Development

Steve Hartman has served as General Counsel and Global Head of Corporate Development for Clarivate since July 2014.

Stefano Maestri

Chief Technology Officer

Stefano Maestri joined Clarivate in August 2020 as our new Chief Technology Officer based in London. Stefano has more than 20 years of technology leadership experience leading technology teams in global organizations within the financial services sector.

Julia Mair

Chief Marketing Officer

Julia is the Chief Marketing Officer for Clarivate, joining in May 2017. Committed to a “customer first” philosophy, Julia was most recently the Chief Marketing Officer at Sterling Talent Solutions, a leading background screening company, where she led global marketing and sales teams in a variety of industries, including media, business services and financial services.

Mike Morhardt

Executive Vice President, Commercial Performance and Operations

Mike joined Clarivate in December 2017 and he is currently EVP, Commercial Performance and Operations.

Kerri Nelson

Chief Strategy Officer

Kerri joined Clarivate in June 2020 as its Chief Strategy Officer. She will lead critical strategic initiatives with a focus on customer-facing processes, M&A Integration and Customer Delight. She is responsible for building a “best in class” customer experience.

Armughan Rafat

Chief Data Officer

Armughan Rafat joined Clarivate in August 2018 as Chief Data Officer. In this role, he has responsibility for the global Content Operations and Content Technology functions.

Jeff Roy

President, IP Group

Jeff Roy has been President, IP Group of Clarivate since September 2019. He joined Clarivate in September 2017 as President of CompuMark.

Gordon Samson

Head of APAC Strategy & Growth

Gordon joined Clarivate in October 2020 with the acquisition of CPA Global, having joined CPA Global in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer.

Julie Wilson

Chief People Officer

Julie joined Clarivate in April 2021 as Chief People Officer with responsibility for global HR strategy, talent development and organization effectiveness.

Paul Woolf

SVP Integration Management and Financial Planning

Paul Woolf has global responsibility for Financial Planning & Analysis and financial integrations associated with strategic acquisitions. Paul was previously CFO and COO at CPA Global where was responsible for finance, legal and the go-to-market teams.