“I look forward to continuing the work underway in transforming Kodak into a global B2B technology leader.”
Jeffrey J. Clarke has been named CEO of Eastman Kodak Company. He also joins the company’s Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Kodak, Clarke was a managing partner of Augusta Columbia Capital (ACC), a private investment firm focused on middle market technology and technology-enabled businesses that he co-founded in 2012. Prior to ACC, he was the chairman of Travelport, Inc., a private travel technology firm, where he served as CEO from 2006-2011; during his tenure, Travelport successfully launched an IPO for its Orbitz business. Clarke also served as COO of CA, Inc., an enterprise software company, from 2004-2006. He was executive vice president of global operations at Hewlett-Packard Company from 2002-2003, where he was responsible for HP's worldwide supply chain, manufacturing, procurement, and Internet operations; he also co-led HP's merger integration with Compaq Computer.
“I have enormous respect for the people of Kodak, and I am excited to join them in moving the company forward to new successes,” says Clarke. “This enterprise has some extraordinary opportunities, especially those presented by the company’s proprietary technology in commercial printing, packaging, and functional printing. Kodak has made excellent progress, building on one of the most successful reorganizations in recent years, and I look forward to continuing the work underway in transforming Kodak into a global B2B technology leader.
“My first priority is to spend my time listening to Kodak’s employees, customers, partners and other stakeholders as part of a detailed evaluation of our operations, market opportunities and approach for success. Once that work is complete, I look forward to sharing our conclusions.”