Clark Golestani

UMUC Ventures, Board of Directors

Clark Golestani Environmental Portrait - 2015

President, Emerging Businesses & Global CIO


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Clark Golestani brings over 30 years of experience in technology and life sciences, and is currently the President of Emerging Businesses and Global CIO at Merck. Clark is responsible for Merck’s portfolio of services and solutions companies, as well as its global health innovation venture fund – each of which extensively leverages opportunities across the digital health ecosystem. Further, Clark leads the strategy, execution and ongoing operations of information technology capabilities across all areas of the company.  Clark serves on the board of directors for Seal Software (, the leading provider of contract discovery, extraction, and analytics capabilities, as well as the advisory councils for multiple venture funds and technology product and services companies.

Previously, Clark served on the Board of Directors for Liaison Technologies (, and NPower (  He holds a degree in management science from MIT’s Sloan School of Management