Who is CLEAR

We are part of CLEAR because we believe the CLEAR platform provides enhanced security and predictability in an unpredictable world. Our team comes from backgrounds in management, travel, and security; so we get it. Like our name, we are transparent and believe in open channels of communication.

The CLEAR Team

Find out more about our team members and how to contact them about your CLEAR experience below. We love to hear from you.

  • Caryn
    Caryn Seidman-Becker Chairman and CEO
    I want CLEAR to change the way people live and work.
    Caryn Seidman-Becker Chairman and CEO
    Caryn Seidman-Becker is the Chairman and CEO of CLEAR. Caryn led the acquisition of CLEAR in 2010 and, along with Co-Founder Ken Cornick, has guided the revitalization and re-launch of the company. Caryn is responsible for setting the overall direction and vision for the company as CLEAR becomes the trusted identity verification platform. Caryn also oversees (obsesses over) the customer experience, marketing, business development, and people development. In 2004, Caryn created the Arience Foundation and The Happy Elephant Foundation which support charter schools, cancer research, child wellness, and the New York City community. Caryn sits on the Board of Directors of Mt. Sinai Children's Center and the Young Women's Leadership Network. Caryn is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in NYC. Caryn received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan.
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    Ken Cornick President and CFO
    I want to transform the way people travel.
    Ken Cornick President and CFO
    Ken is the President and CFO of CLEAR. Along with Co-Founder, Caryn Seidman-Becker, Ken relaunched CLEAR in 2010. Ken oversees finance, operations, and technology. Prior to CLEAR, Ken was a founding partner of Arience Capital. In building Arience over a seven-year period, heavy emphasis was placed on its unique research process, culture and team. Ken received his BA in Economics from Bowdoin College.
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    David P. Cohen Chief Administrative Officer
    David P. Cohen Chief Administrative Officer
    David Cohen is the Chief Administrative Officer of CLEAR. Based in Washington, D.C., he is responsible for operations, risk management and legal affairs, and government and public relations. Before joining CLEAR, David was a shareholder at the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. There, his legal practice focused on representing clients in direct foreign investment transactions, defending corporations in complex regulatory and investigative matters, and advocating for clients before Congress and the Executive Branch on national security and financial services issues. Prior to joining the private sector, David served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Customs Service Commissioners Ray Kelly and Robert Bonner, and Acting Commissioner Charles Winwood. His tenure at Customs included the events of September 11, 2001, and the initial policy deliberations that led to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. Before Customs, David was a member of the professional staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, focused on oversight and investigations. David received his B.A. from Cornell University and his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.
  • paul
    Paul Farmer Chief People Officer
    I want to create a world-class employee experience, just like our member experience.
    Paul Farmer Chief People Officer
    Paul brings a wealth of global strategic HR experience to CLEAR having served in multiple industries and HR areas. Knowing the importance of culture, Paul has worked with leaders to create and leverage culture to make companies a great place to work for its employees. Paul joined CLEAR from hibu, co-leading the successful turnaround of a global company. In his prior roles at companies such as Qlik and eBay, he worked closely with leaders to drive growth through a business aligned people strategy, organizational design, and team effectiveness. Before that, Paul oversaw learning and leadership development efforts at Bank of America and led recruiting, staffing and diversity programs for Hewlett Packard for several years. Paul holds an MBA and BS degree from California State University Sacramento, with a major in Human Resources. Paul also holds a Six Sigma green belt certification. He is passionate about what he does and passionate about CLEAR, having been a CLEAR member since 2008!
  • matt
    Matt Levine General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer
    To help provide secure, cutting edge solutions to our partners while making sure privacy is at the center of everything CLEAR does.
    Matt Levine General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer
    Matt has been CLEAR's General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer since July 2012. Matt is responsible for CLEAR's legal affairs and privacy matters. Prior to CLEAR Matt spent eight years at Dealertrack Technologies, a provider of software and data solutions in the automotive industry, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property transactions, and was part of the team that took Dealertrack public. Prior to Dealertrack Matt spent five years in private practice at the international law firm LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene and MacRae, LLP. Matt received a BA from the University of Michigan and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School.
  • kevin
    Kevin Lupowitz Chief Information Officer
    I want to create a secure and delightful experience for all of our members using innovative technology solutions.
    Kevin Lupowitz Chief Information Officer
    Prior to CLEAR, Kevin has spent much of his career focused on large transactional trading platforms in the financial services sector. Most notably, he served as the Global Head of Technology and Chief Information Officer at Liquidnet for 11 years. He helped the firm grow from its launch in a single market (US) to operating in 39 markets globally with over 600 institutional members in 2011. Kevin is responsible for all technology solutions at CLEAR, as well as management and expansion of the technology team. Kevin received his BS in Computer Science from Brooklyn College.
  • chris
    Christopher McLaughlin Senior Vice President of Field Operations and Security
    I want CLEAR to enhance personal freedom by improving seamlessness and effectiveness in the security processes.
    Christopher McLaughlin Senior Vice President of Field Operations and Security
    Chris is the Head of Security Operations for CLEAR, ensuring the integrity of the security processes across the operational landscape. Prior to joining CLEAR, Chris worked for the Transportation Security Administration, where he served as a Federal Security Director in field and the Assistant Administrator for Security Operations at TSA Headquarters. In this role, he led a team of 56,000 employees across more than 450 airports nationwide and managed a budget of $4 billion. As a national policy maker, he worked closely with industry associations, other federal agencies, and Congress, and was instrumental in shaping and advancing TSA’s current philosophy of risked based security. Before joining TSA, he held several leadership roles in the airline industry. He received his BA in Economics and Hispanic Studies from Connecticut College.
  • trelin
    Joe Trelin SVP, External Commerce and API
    From airports to their workplace to their TV, I want to make customer’s lives easier and more secure – everywhere.
    Joe Trelin SVP, External Commerce and API
    Joe uses a unique background in marketing, business development and technology to create innovative technologies, products, and partnerships. Most recently Joe lead a number of highly successful businesses and initiatives at Amazon.com including overseeing all of seller fulfillment and customer returns for Amazon Marketplace, leading product and operations for Amazon and IMDB’s X-Ray for Video, and launching AWS Glacier. Joe has also lead engineering for Standard & Poor’s Corporate and Government’s business, product for NBCUniversal, and promotion, marketing and business development for BBC Radio in America.
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    Joshua Jacobson SVP of Brand & Strategy
    "I want CLEAR to be a brand that makes your life better."
    Joshua Jacobson SVP of Brand & Strategy
    Joshua is the SVP of Brand & Strategy for CLEAR. Prior to this position, he served as CLEAR’s Chief of Staff. Before joining CLEAR he was a junior portfolio manager at JFI, an asset management firm, where he was responsible for holistic portfolio management and strategic investment decisions. Josh received a BA from the University of Michigan.

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