Stuart J. Clark
Stuart J. Clark served as Interactive Data’s president and chief executive officer and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors from February 2000-March 2009, and was employed by Interactive Data and its predecessor companies, in the U.S. and in Europe, since 1968. Under Clark’s leadership, Interactive Data expanded its offerings through both internal innovation and strategic acquisitions to establish itself as one of the industry’s largest providers of financial market data, sophisticated analytics and related solutions that can meet an expansive range of customer needs across the global financial industry. Many of the world’s best-known financial service and software companies subscribe to the Company’s services in support of their trading, analysis, portfolio management and valuation activities. Since 2000 when Interactive Data became publicly traded, the Company’s revenue, net income and net cash provided by operating activities have grown steadily every year — with annual revenue increasing from $314.1 million in 2000 to $750.5 million in 2008. Interactive Data now has approximately 2,400 employees in offices located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Clark served as president of Interactive Data Corporation – as it existed before its merger with Data Broadcasting Corporation – since 1995. From 1993 to 1995, Clark was a director of UK-based Financial Times Information, with specific responsibility for the Market Data division. Prior to 1993, Clark led the Market Data division of Extel Financial Limited, which was acquired by Pearson plc’s Financial Times Group during that year. He began his career as a researcher at Extel in 1968, progressing through a number of positions of increasing responsibility. Clark has dedicated over 40 years of work to Interactive Data and the market data industry. He has successfully transformed the business into a top-tier market data vendor that is now known as a trusted leader in financial information.