PHILADELPHIA, March 21, 2017. As a newly independent, global company with industry-leading products and services, Clarivate Analytics accelerates the pace of innovation for customers by providing trusted insights and analytics. Formerly the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the company today announced headline appointments of Richard Hanks as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Robert Lemmond as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Daniel Videtto as President of the Patents and Standards division.
These high-profile leaders come at a very opportune and exciting time. Industry trends are pointing toward a focus on integrating access to content through workflow applications, as well as delivering cutting-edge data analytics. With plans to introduce new analytics products this year, Clarivate can accelerate its growth plans with the help of this new influx of talent.
Jay Nadler, Clarivate CEO said, "I'm excited to add the significant experience that Richard, Bob and Dan bring to our strong leadership team. Clarivate is building on its legacy of creating and delivering the most innovative products available to each of the markets we serve. I am certain our new leaders will accelerate our progress in all corners of our business, while ensuring we provide the latest tools and capabilities to our customers."
As CFO, Hanks will manage the global financial organization and lead the development and execution of the company's fiscal strategies. Hanks joined Clarivate with extensive financial and operating experience in the US, Europe and Asia. Over the prior four years, he was CFO at BDP International. Previously, he held executive finance and business leadership roles at Infogroup, Dow Jones, Factiva and GSK.
Lemmond will oversee all commercial aspects of the organization, including global sales, marketing, professional services and customer care. Lemmond comes to Clarivate from Mediant Communications, an investor communications, technology-enabled business, where he was President. Prior to that he was CEO & President of Law & Business, a legal and regulatory division of Wolters Kluwer, that provided digital solutions to attorneys, information professionals and law students around the world. Earlier, he led commercial organizations at IHS/Global Insight and Primark, while beginning his career in sales at the General Electric Company.
As President of the Patents and Standards division, Videtto will focus on growing the company's position in the patent and regulatory standards information and analytics market. Videtto has spent his career growing businesses in the intellectual property and financial information industries, and most recently did this in Asia for Interactive Data as the Managing Director and President of Asia Pacific. Formerly, he was President and CEO of MicroPatent and held several executive level roles with Thomson Financial.
Clarivate Analytics accelerates the pace of innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas faster. Formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, we own and operate a collection of leading subscription-based businesses focused on scientific and academic research, patent analytics and regulatory standards, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence, trademark protection, domain brand protection and intellectual property management. Clarivate Analytics is now an independent company with over 4,000 employees, operating in more than 100 countries and owns well‐known brands that include Web of Science, Cortellis, Thomson Innovation, Derwent World Patents Index, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet, among others. For more information, please visit clarivate.com.