After serving as Conduent’s interim CEO for seven months, the Florham Park-based company said Thursday that its Board officially elected Clifford Skelton as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective Feb. 25, 2020.
Skelton, who has significant experience in comprehensive enterprise transformations, will also continue as a member of Conduent’s Board.
“Cliff’s deep transformation and technology experience coupled with his focus on execution, command of the go-forward strategy, strong leadership, and cultural focus have already garnered respect from associates,” said Chairman Courtney Mather. “We have every confidence in Cliff’s ability to lead Conduent through its next phase of transformation.”
Conduent’s strategy is to transform the company through a diversified approach to growth, efficiency, and delivery quality. The company will focus on simplifying its portfolio and investing to optimize, enhance and expand as needed to grow shareholder value.
“As interim CEO, I’ve developed an even deeper understanding of Conduent’s opportunities and challenges, our associates, and our clients,” Skelton said. “Over the past several months, I have been focused on leading the company differently and delivering value to our customers. This is an exciting time for Conduent as we leverage our considerable assets and a systemic approach to transformation. I’m honored to have the chance to continue working alongside our board, our leadership team, and our 68,000 associates as we move the company forward.”
Skelton joined Conduent from Fiserv Corporation where he was group president and chief information officer and subsequently president, Fiserv Output Solutions. His prior experience spans the public and private sectors at GMAC/Ally Financial, Bank of America and 21 years in the United States Navy as a naval officer and fighter pilot.