Who is CLEAR

We are part of CLEAR because we believe the CLEARcard 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 CLEARcards, 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.

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    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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    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.
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    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.
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    Rick Rosenthal Vice President of Finance
    "I want to make investment decisions that enable CLEAR to grow and better serve its members."
    Rick Rosenthal Vice President of Finance
    Rick joins CLEAR with over 11 years of financial management experience. He previously served as Vice President of Finance and Business Development at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and formerly was an Associate Director at Bear Stearns and a Senior Analyst at Moore Capital Management. Rick began his career in the Investment Banking division of Citigroup. Rick received his BBA in Finance from the University of Michigan Business School. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and is a CFA charterholder.
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    Charmaine Taylor Vice President of Operations
    "I want to ensure that when people hear the name CLEAR, they dream about their next trip rather than dread it."
    Charmaine Taylor Vice President of Operations
    Charmaine has overall responsibility for managing field operations in all of our markets. Prior to joining CLEAR, she spent 10 years in various operations roles at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. While there, she demonstrated her ability to lead diverse teams to new levels of success through process improvement, mentoring, and strategic leadership. Prior to hospitality, Charmaine worked in strategy consulting, predominantly designing post-merger integration and technology strategies in the financial services, healthcare, and public sector industries. Charmaine Taylor received her BS in Organizational Behavior and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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    Erin Gray Vice President of Human Resources
    "I want everyone to see CLEAR as a great company with awesome employees and a game changing product."
    Erin Gray Vice President of Human Resources
    Erin is responsible for managing all of CLEAR’s people functions. Prior to joining CLEAR, Erin has spent nearly 15 years working in operations, training and human resources for leading global hospitality organizations such as Landry’s, Inc., Villa Enterprises Management and NYC-based BR Guest Hospitality. Throughout her career Erin has served as an HR business partner, working with team members to enhance both employee and organizational performance by leveraging metrics, consensus-building, strategic talent acquisition, training and development initiatives. Erin is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and received her B.S. in Business Management and Communications from the University of South Dakota.
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    Jeff Freedman Vice President of Partnerships
    "I want to help CLEAR expand beyond travel and be everywhere people would want a faster, safer, better experience."
    Jeff Freedman Vice President of Partnerships
    Jeff joins CLEAR with business development, marketing, and product strategy experience in both startups and with Fortune 500 brands. At CLEAR, Jeff is responsible for partnerships, including partner marketing and platform expansion into new verticals. Prior to CLEAR, Jeff was founder and CEO of Plenishable, a company that brought a ‘buy button’ to online food and recipe content. Before that, Jeff was Vice President of Marketing at Digitas, a leading marketing agency, where he led projects such as social media strategy, digital innovation, new product development, and web platform redesign for some of the largest brands in the world, including American Express, Delta Air Lines, and Samsung. Jeff received an MBA from Columbia, MS Accounting at UC Boulder, and a BA Political Economics from UC Berkeley. Jeff lives in New York City with his wife and newborn daughter.
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    Stacy Graham Vice President of Marketing
    I want to make sure that consumers see CLEAR not just as a security company but as a company that is committed to convenience, service and improving the quality of life for our members.
    Stacy Graham Vice President of Marketing
    Stacy joins CLEAR with over 15 years of marketing experience in a variety of industry verticals at both large companies and start-ups. Prior to joining CLEAR, Stacy was responsible for digital marketing at Barnes & Noble where she drove the acquisition and engagement of e-commerce customers for NOOK devices, accessories and digital content. Before that, she led the subscriber acquisition strategy at Birchbox. Stacy received an MBA from NYU, JD from University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a BA in Economics from SUNY at Stony Brook. Stacy lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

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