Jeff Clarke (businessman)
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Jeff Clarke Businessman
Jeff Clarke
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BornJuly 1961 (age 57)
OccupationBusiness executive
Known forCEO of Kodak

Jeffrey J. Clarke (born July 1961 in Ithaca, New York) is an American businessman. Currently he is the CEO of Kodak, and a member of the Autodesk board of directors.[1][2]



Clarke earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1983[3] and a master's degree in business administration from Northeastern University in 1985.[4]


Clarke was hired by Digital Equipment Corporation in 1985, and came to Compaq when it purchased DEC in 1998. Compaq appointed him as chief financial officer in March 2001.[5] He was executive vice president of global operations for HP, where he was responsible for HP's worldwide supply chain, manufacturing, procurement and Internet operations. He also co-led the US$19 billion merger integration of HP and Compaq.

Clarke was named chief operating officer for CA (formerly Computer Associates) in April 2004 to stabilize operations amidst a probe by the SEC.[6] At CA he was responsible for sales, services, distribution, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, information technology, corporate strategy and planning.

Clarke was promoted to chief executive officer and president of Cendant's travel distribution services in April 2006.[7] Clarke next served as the Chairman of Travelport, Inc., a private, travel technology firm, where he served as CEO from 2006 to 2011, after leading its sale from Cendant Corporation to the Blackstone Group for US$4.3 billion in 2006.[8]

As Travelport CEO, he reorganized the company around three brands, engineered the acquisition of Worldspan and coordinated the sale of Orbitz Worldwide in an initial public offering on July 20, 2007.[9][10]

On March 12, 2014, he was named the new CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Kodak.[11][12][13]

Clarke was announced on November 13, 2017 as having joined the Docker board of directors.[14]

Boards and honors

Clarke was formerly a member of the Red Hat board of directors.[15] He served as a director for Compuware Corporation, an enterprise software company, from 2013 to 2014.[16][17] In March 2016, Clarke joined the board of directors at Autodesk, a multinational software corporation.[18] Clarke was chairman of the board of Orbitz Worldwide from 2007-2014.[19][20][21]

Clarke has also served on the Geneseo Foundation Board of Directors, where he delivered the address for the college's 145th undergraduate commencement.[22]

Clarke is a member of the Board of Trustees of Northeastern University.[23]

In January 2007, Business Travel News named Clarke one of the 25 most influential executives for 2006.[24] Clarke has addressed such issues as the carbon footprint of the travel industry.[25]


  1. ^ Thornton, Emily. Perform or Perish. BusinessWeek, November 5, 2007. Accessed November 19, 2007.
  2. ^ Autodesk Board of Directors list., Accessed April 22, 2016.
  3. ^ "Bank of Castile/Tompkins Insurance, Geneseo Alumni, Area Residents Honored at 26th Annual President's Donor Recognition Dinner", State University of New York at Geneseo press release dated May 7, 2007. Accessed November 19, 2007. "Those receiving the 2007 Geneseo Foundation Award for Philanthropic Leadership were The Bank of Castile/Tompkins Insurance; Jeff Clarke '83, of San Francisco..."
  4. ^ Travelport Limited: Jeff Clarke, Business Week. Accessed November 19, 2007.
  5. ^ Oppel Jr., Richard A. " Compaq to Cut 5,000 Jobs; Profit Forecast Is Lowered", The New York Times, March 16, 2001. Accessed November 8, 2007.
  6. ^ Neel, Dan (2004-04-01). "CA Taps Ex-Compaq CFO Jeff Clarke". CRN. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Sorkin, Andrew Ross. "Cendant expected to name chief of Web Travel Business Today", The New York Times, April 18, 2006. Accessed November 8, 2007.
  8. ^ Burnett, Erin."Travelport - Pres. & CEO Interview.", CNBC, August 24, 2006. Accessed November 9, 2007.
  9. ^ "Orbitz's IPO prices at $15/share", Reuters UK. July 19, 2007. Accessed November 19, 2007.
  10. ^ "Travelport cues up Worldspan: One-on-one with CEO Jeff Clarke", Business Travel News Online. Accessed November 19, 2007.
  11. ^ "Kodak Names Tech Veteran as CEO". The Wall Street Journal. March 12, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ "Kodak Names Oribitz Chairman Clarke as New CEO". Bloomberg. March 12, 2014.
  13. ^ "Kodak names Clarke new CEO". USA TODAY. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Docker Announces the Appointment of Jeff Clarke, CEO of Kodak, to its Board of Directors". Docker (Press release). 13 November 2017.
  15. ^ "BRIEF-Red Hat says Jeffrey Clarke informed company of his resignation from board". Reuters. 2 August 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ Red Hat Board of Directors list., Accessed August 11, 2011.
  17. ^ Autodesk Executive Bio., Accessed April 29, 2016.
  18. ^ "Autodesk Appoints New Directors". Autodesk. 11 March 2016. Archived from the original on 28 April 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  19. ^ Orbitz Worldwide, Inc., Google Finance. Accessed November 19, 2007.
  20. ^ "Orbitz Worldwide names Scott Forbes chairman". Crain's Chicago Business. 2014-04-14. Retrieved .
  21. ^ "Kodak CEO post goes to Orbitz chairman Jeff Clarke". CNET. 2014-03-13. Retrieved .
  22. ^ "Alumnus Jeff Clarke to Address 145th Undergraduate Commencement May 14 | SUNY Geneseo". Retrieved .
  23. ^ "Members of the Corporation 2014-2015 | Northeastern University". Retrieved .
  24. ^ "Business Travel News names the 25 most influential executives of 2006" Archived 2007-04-25 at the Wayback Machine. Business Travel News Online, January 22, 2007. Accessed November 19, 2007.
  25. ^ Greenberg, Susan H. "Next, the You-Tour", Newsweek, May 14, 2007. Accessed November 19, 2007.

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