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Caryn Seidman Becker

Co-Founder, Chairman, & CEO


Caryn Seidman Becker‘s vision to build a safer, more secure world to live, work and play came to life in 2010 when she and co-founder Ken Cornick launched CLEAR. CLEAR, the secure identity platform, makes it simple to be you by using biometrics to create secure, connected and frictionless experiences, while obsessing over every aspect of the customer experience. Caryn leads over 2,000 passionate CLEAR team members across the country committed to bringing CLEAR’s vision to life every day.

Today, CLEAR has five million members, and powers frictionless experiences at 60+ U.S. airports, stadiums, and other locations nationwide.
CLEAR’s values and leadership principals are a reflection of Caryn’s early roots and exposure to the leaders and companies that she invested in throughout her career. Before CLEAR, Caryn and Ken started Arience Capital, a +$1 billion value-oriented asset management firm focused on investing in companies across a broad spectrum of industries including consumer, technology, aerospace and defense, and turnarounds. Prior to Arience Capital, Caryn was at Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder and later with Iridian Asset Management.

Caryn received a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan. She lives in NYC with her husband Marc and three children.

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