Board of Directors
Jeffrey J. Clarke, 55, is our Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining us in March 2014, Mr. Clarke was a Managing Partner of Augusta Columbia Capital, a private investment firm he co-founded in 2012. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Clarke was the Chairman of Travelport, Inc., a private travel technology firm, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2011, after leading its sale from Cendant Corporation to The Blackstone Group L.P. for $4.3 billion in 2006. Mr. Clarke was the Chief Operating Officer of CA, Inc. (now called CA Technologies), an enterprise software company, from 2004 to 2006. At CA, he was responsible for sales, services, distribution, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, information technology, corporate strategy and planning.
From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Clarke was Executive Vice President of Global Operations at Hewlett-Packard (HP). In this role, he was responsible for HP's worldwide supply chain, manufacturing, procurement and internet operations. He also co-led HP's merger integration with Compaq Computer. Prior to HP, Mr. Clarke was the Chief Financial Officer of Compaq Computer, which he joined in 1998 following the merger of Compaq with Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). Mr. Clarke was with DEC from 1985 to 1998, serving in management roles in international operations, finance and manufacturing.
Mr. Clarke served on the board of directors of Autodesk, Inc., a 3D design, engineering and entertainment software company, from March 2016 through June 2017. Mr. Clarke served on the board of directors of Red Hat, Inc., an enterprise software company, from November 2008 through July 2016. He served as Chairman of Orbitz Worldwide, Inc., a global online travel agency, after leading the company’s IPO in July 2007, until April 2014, and was also a director of the Compuware Corporation, an enterprise software company, from November 2013 until December 2014. Mr. Clarke served on the board of directors of UTStarcom, which designs and manufactures communications equipment, from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Clarke serves as a Trustee of Northeastern University.