John S. Clendening

President, Chief Executive Officer, Director at Blucora, Inc.

John S. Clendening

John S. Clendening

President, Chief Executive Officer, Director at Blucora, Inc.

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Career Highlights

Blucora, Inc.
Charles Schwab Bank
Monoprice, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

6108

Number of Boards

5

Birthday

1963

Age

56

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Co-Founder at Betterment LLC

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Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at SVB Financial Group

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Managing Director at Atwell Partners LLC

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Director at Bechtel Construction Operations Incorporated

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Former Head-Americas Region & Global Bank Group at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (Inactive)

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Senior Partner at Activate Strategy Inc.

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Director at Betterment Holdings, Inc.

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Partner, Investment Team at Bessemer Venture Partners

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Advisor at Betterment LLC

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Senior Investment Director at Kinnevik AB

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John S. Clendening
President, Chief Executive Officer, Director at Blucora, Inc.
Education
MBA

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

Career History
President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
2016 - Current

Blucora, Inc. engages in the provision of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small businesses, and tax professionals. It operates through the Wealth Management and Tax Preparation segments. The Wealth Management segment distributes products and services through financial advisors who affiliate with HD Vest's subsidiaries as independent contractors. The Tax Preparation segment offers digital do-it-yourself tax preparation solutions. The company brands include TaxAct and HD Vest. Blucora was founded in March 1996 and is headquartered in Irving, TX.

Professional
2017 - ?

SVB Financial Group provides diversified financial services to emerging, growth and established technology companies and the life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine markets. Through its focus on specialized markets and extensive knowledge of the people and business issues driving them, SVB Financial Group provides a level of service and partnership that measurably impacts its clients' success. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company offers its clients commercial, investment, merchant and private banking, as well as value-added services using its knowledge and networks. Founded in 1983, SVB Financial Group serves clients around the world through 26 domestic offices, and international subsidiaries in the U.K., Israel, India and China, and an extensive network of relationships with venture capitalists worldwide. With solid understanding of the true risks and rewards faced by companies in dynamic markets, the company is widely recognized for its ability to develop innovative approaches to meet the unique financial needs of its clients. SVB Financial Group began serving the technology and life science markets at a time when they were not well-understood by the financial services industry and when many of the leading companies in these industries were just getting started. At that time, many of these companies had yet to show profits and were not considered creditworthy by local community or regional banks. Over nearly three decades, SVB Financial Group has become one of the most respected names in the financial services industry. The company has created innovative solutions for some of the world's most successful technology and life sciences companies. These companies face unique challenges and require special services, such as finding the right venture capitalist or angel investor, securing capital to support rapid growth, or driving overseas expansion. SVB Financial Group offers products and services specifically tailored to meet our clients' needs at every stage of corporate growth. SVB Financial Group's businesses include Silicon Valley Bank, SVB Capital, SVB Analytics and SVB Private Bank. Today, SVB Financial Group has more than 1,400 employees and $19.4 billion in total assets. The company operates offices throughout Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, Menlo Park — the center of California's venture capital community, Palo Alto and Pleasanton. Other regional offices within California include Irvine, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, St. Helena, and Sherman Oaks. Across the country, SVB Financial Group operates in Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Beaverton, Oregon; Broomfield, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Minnetonka, Minnesota; Morrisville, North Carolina; New York, New York; Newton, Massachusetts; Radnor, Pennsylvania; Salt Lake City, Utah; Seattle, Washington; Tempe, Arizona; and Vienna, Virginia. International subsidiaries are located in Bangalore, India; Mumbai, India; Herzliya Pituach, Israel; Beijing, China, Shanghai, China; and London, United Kingdom

Professional
2016 - 2016

Betterment's methodology advises clients to invest in well-diversified stock market holdings for strong, long-term returns, along with Treasury bonds for steady income that is superior to typical bank interest rates with lower volatility than the equities markets. The firm implements their strategy by recommending a portfolio of broad market index ETFs and Treasury Bond ETFs. Once in place, Betterment's online platform enables clients to fine-tune their allocation to match their individual needs. The firm manages all client portfolios directly.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2017 - Current

SVB Financial Group provides diversified financial services to emerging, growth and established technology companies and the life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine markets. Through its focus on specialized markets and extensive knowledge of the people and business issues driving them, SVB Financial Group provides a level of service and partnership that measurably impacts its clients' success. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company offers its clients commercial, investment, merchant and private banking, as well as value-added services using its knowledge and networks. Founded in 1983, SVB Financial Group serves clients around the world through 26 domestic offices, and international subsidiaries in the U.K., Israel, India and China, and an extensive network of relationships with venture capitalists worldwide. With solid understanding of the true risks and rewards faced by companies in dynamic markets, the company is widely recognized for its ability to develop innovative approaches to meet the unique financial needs of its clients. SVB Financial Group began serving the technology and life science markets at a time when they were not well-understood by the financial services industry and when many of the leading companies in these industries were just getting started. At that time, many of these companies had yet to show profits and were not considered creditworthy by local community or regional banks. Over nearly three decades, SVB Financial Group has become one of the most respected names in the financial services industry. The company has created innovative solutions for some of the world's most successful technology and life sciences companies. These companies face unique challenges and require special services, such as finding the right venture capitalist or angel investor, securing capital to support rapid growth, or driving overseas expansion. SVB Financial Group offers products and services specifically tailored to meet our clients' needs at every stage of corporate growth. SVB Financial Group's businesses include Silicon Valley Bank, SVB Capital, SVB Analytics and SVB Private Bank. Today, SVB Financial Group has more than 1,400 employees and $19.4 billion in total assets. The company operates offices throughout Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, Menlo Park — the center of California's venture capital community, Palo Alto and Pleasanton. Other regional offices within California include Irvine, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, St. Helena, and Sherman Oaks. Across the country, SVB Financial Group operates in Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Beaverton, Oregon; Broomfield, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Minnetonka, Minnesota; Morrisville, North Carolina; New York, New York; Newton, Massachusetts; Radnor, Pennsylvania; Salt Lake City, Utah; Seattle, Washington; Tempe, Arizona; and Vienna, Virginia. International subsidiaries are located in Bangalore, India; Mumbai, India; Herzliya Pituach, Israel; Beijing, China, Shanghai, China; and London, United Kingdom

Director
2017 - Current

Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary and the commercial banking operation of SVB Financial Group. Banking services are provided by Silicon Valley Bank, a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. SVB Private Bank is a division of Silicon Valley Bank. SVB Financial Group is also a member of the Federal Reserve System.

Director
2016 - 2017

Betterment Holdings, Inc. provides financial, technology, trading, law, and marketing services. It offers financial planning, retirement, IRAS, Trusts, and tax loss harvesting. The company was founded by Eli David Broverman and Jonathan Babcock Stein in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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$1,000 +
2013

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

$1,000 +
2012

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

$1,000 +
2011

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

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