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Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Jerre Stead is chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of IHS Markit. Previously, Jerre was chairman and CEO of IHS. He led the company's successful IPO in November 2005 and, in the following 10 years, IHS provided shareowners a 28 percent compound annual growth rate. He also has served as CEO at Ingram Micro, Square D, AT&T Global Business Communications Systems, AT&T Global Information Solutions (NCR Corporation), Legent Corporation and Honeywell-Phillips Medical Electronics. Jerre has served on more than 30 corporate boards. In 2009, he was chosen as an “outstanding director” by the Financial Times. Jerre holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Iowa and a degree from the Harvard University Advanced Management Program in Switzerland.
Lance Uggla is president of IHS Markit and a member of the board of directors. Previously, Lance was Markit's chief executive officer, responsible for leading the company's strategic development and managing day-to-day operations. Lance founded Markit in 2003 after spotting an opportunity to bring transparency to the credit default swap market. The company launched the first daily CDS pricing service that year. Lance oversaw Markit's growth from a startup to a global public company with over 4,200 employees in 28 offices worldwide, serving over 3,000 customers. Lance graduated from the Simon Fraser University in Canada with a B.B.A. and holds an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics.
Shane Akeroyd is executive vice president, global head of account management and regional head of Asia Pacific for IHS Markit. He joined Markit as head of sales in 2008 from RBC Capital Markets where he was head of global debt markets distribution and a member of the executive management team. Prior to RBC, Shane was vice chair, capital market sales at TD Securities, responsible for Europe, Asia and Australia. He holds a B.S. (Hons) in economics from University College London.
Jonathan Gear is executive vice president of resources and transportation for IHS Markit, including business lines supporting the automotive, energy, chemicals, maritime and aerospace industries. Earlier, he served in multiple senior vice president positions and as president/COO of IHS CERA. Jonathan previously held leadership positions at Activant Solutions, smarterwork.com and Booz Allen Hamilton. He holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Sari Granat is executive vice president and general counsel at IHS Markit, responsible for the company's legal, compliance, regulatory and government affairs, enterprise risk and information security functions. Prior to joining Markit in 2012, Sari was lead counsel and chief administrative officer of TheMarkets.com LLC. She has served in senior legal and strategy positions at media and technology companies including Dow Jones & Company and Kaplan, Inc. Sari holds a B.A. in English from Yale University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Randy Harvey is executive vice president and chief technology officer of IHS Markit. As senior vice president and CTO of IHS, Randy led information technology operations, infrastructure and product development teams that delivered world-class products and customer support throughout the solution lifecycle. Randy previously held senior management positions at Seismic Micro Technology, Reynolds & Reynolds, and Sterling Commerce. He has a B.A. from the University of Maryland.
Todd Hyatt is executive vice president and chief financial officer of IHS Markit. Todd served in those same roles at IHS after previously serving as chief information officer, senior vice president of FP&A, and leading the finance organization for the company's engineering segment. He also worked for LoneTree Capital, US WEST/MediaOne, AT&T, Arthur Young and Arthur Andersen. He holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Wyoming and an M.S. in management from Purdue University.
Adam Kansler is executive vice president of the financial markets business at IHS Markit, which includes pricing and reference data, trade processing, valuations, indices, and economic and country risk products. Adam previously served as global co-head of Markit's information division and head of North American operations. Earlier, Adam was Markit's chief administrative officer and general counsel – leading human resources, legal, corporate communications, risk, regulatory and strategic alliances. Before joining Markit in 2009, Adam spent 17 years with Proskauer LLP as a corporate partner. He holds a B.A. in economics from Hobart College and received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.
Yaacov Mutnikas is executive vice president of financial market technologies, with responsibility for software products including Enterprise Data Management, Markit Analytics, ThinkFolio, Information Mosaic, WSO and Global Equities. He has over thirty years of experience from previous roles as senior advisor to the Bank of England, head of risk architecture at the FSA, head of business architecture at Bridgewater and CTO at Algorithmics. Yaacov holds an M.Sc. in philosophy of science from Kings College London and an M.Sc. in finance and investment banking from Reading University.
Lisa Simone Westlake is executive vice president and chief human resources officer at IHS Markit, supporting colleagues in more than 130 offices worldwide. Lisa joined IHS Markit in April 2017 from Moody’s Corporation, where she served as chief human resources officer for nine years and prior to that led investor relations, business planning, tax and treasury. Previously, she held senior positions in finance at American Express and Dun & Bradstreet. Lisa began her career at Lehman Brothers and earned an MBA from Columbia University and AB in Biochemistry at Dartmouth College.
Daniel Yergin is vice chairman of IHS Markit. The Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Prize and The Quest, Dr. Yergin was vice chairman of IHS and founded IHS CERA. He is an authority on energy, international politics and economics. His awards include Lifetime Achievement from the Prime Minister of India and the United States Energy Award for “lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding.” He holds a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.