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Executive Leadership

Verisk 3E's management is a proven team with combined EHS and information services expertise and strong business leadership skills.

Enterprise Leaders

  1. Scott G. Stephenson

    Scott G. Stephenson
    Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Verisk

  2. Edmund Webecke

    Edmund Webecke
    President, Verisk 3E

 


Executive Leadership Team

  1. Justin Byron

    Justin Byron
    VP, Finance & Accounting

  2. Oliver Danckert

    Oliver Danckert
    SVP, Global Strategy and Managing Director of Verisk 3E Europe GmbH

  3. Matt Johnston

    Matthew A. Johnston
    SVP, Global Business Development

  4. Alex Ortiz

    Alex Ortiz
    VP, Global Regulatory Content

  5. Leo Oves

    Leo Oves
    Chief Information Officer

  6. Clark VanScoder

    Clark VanScoder
    SVP, Services

  7. Tamie Webber

    Tamie Webber
    SVP, Innovation, Operations and Experience

 

Scott G. Stephenson

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Verisk

Scott G. Stephenson is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Verisk, bringing more than 30 years of executive experience and a successful record of strategic leadership and innovation to the company.

Scott is a values-based leader who launched The Verisk Way – the company’s principles to serve, add value and innovate that guide how Verisk engages with customers, employees, shareholders and communities. Under his leadership, Verisk has been named one of the World’s Best Employers, one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies and one of America’s Best Employers for Women.

In 2008, Scott was appointed chief operating officer. He was named company president in 2011, CEO in 2013, and chairman of the board in 2016.

Before joining Verisk, Scott was a senior partner with Boston Consulting Group. He also served as a senior advisor to Silver Lake Partners, a technology-oriented private equity firm.

Top media outlets identify Scott as a leading global executive with a commitment to innovation. Forbes recognised him as one of America’s Most Innovative Leaders and as one of the Top 25 Most Innovative Leaders worldwide. Institutional Investor also named him the top CEO in the company’s industry category.

Scott holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia.

As part of his commitment to social responsibility and serving others, Scott is on several civic and charitable boards. He’s a member of the Board of Advisors at the University of Virginia School of Data Science, where he and his wife established the Stephenson Chair in Data Science. In New York City, Scott is board chair at The Bowery Mission and an elder at Central Presbyterian Church.

Scott also serves on the board of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG).

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Edmund Webecke

President

As President of Verisk 3E, Edmund Webecke is responsible for determining the overall strategic direction of the company, identifying new market opportunities and overseeing the company’s aggressive international and domestic growth plan. Prior to his appointment, he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Business Development at Verisk Insurance Solutions and was primarily responsible for the international expansion of the business. Previously, Edmund held several posts within the Xactware claims unit of Verisk Insurance Solutions where he was responsible for business development, executive customer relationships, product pricing, partnerships, M&A, contracts, negotiations and international business development. He joined the Verisk family of companies in 1996 as a Software Engineer and has held several other positions, including Project Manager, Manager of Development, and General Manager of an underwriting products subsidiary.

Edmund is a graduate of Brigham Young University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science; the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, where he received a Master of Business Administration degree; and Concord Law School, where he received a Juris Doctor degree. He has been an active member of the State Bar of California since 2006.

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Justin Byron

Vice President, Finance & Accounting

As Vice President of Finance and Accounting, Justin Byron leads the development and execution of Verisk 3E’s financial strategy, establishing financial performance objectives, managing financial processes and systems, and providing guidance on mergers and acquisitions. He also oversees the company’s accounting, accounts receivable and financial planning and analysis functions.

Justin brings a wealth of diverse experience to Verisk 3E, having held several financial leadership roles within the technology, energy, and healthcare industries. Prior to joining Verisk 3E, he led the corporate finance team at ServiceNow, where he was responsible for managing all financial planning and analysis activities, including the preparation and management of the annual plan, quarterly forecasts, and long-term financial planning. He has also previously held leadership positions with Asurion and GE, and is a graduate of GE’s Financial Management Program.

Justin earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Louisville and a Master of Business Administration degree from Vanderbilt University.

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Oliver Danckert

Senior Vice President, Global Strategy and Managing Director of Verisk 3E Europe GmbH

As Senior Vice President of Global Strategy, Oliver Danckert is responsible for leading the Content as a Service (CaaS) portfolio within Verisk 3E, working with a cross functional team to define and deliver best-of-breed solutions. In this role, he is also responsible for contributing to the overall strategic direction of the company. As Managing Director of Verisk 3E Europe GmbH, Oliver is tasked with driving growth and strengthening relationships with customers in Europe.

Prior to joining Verisk 3E, Oliver led SAP's CaaS business, where he served as Vice President for SAP EHS Regulatory Content (ERC) and SAP EHS Regulatory Documentation (ERD). In his additional role as Chief Product Owner, he defined the strategy for SAP’s Product Compliance portfolio and was instrumental in the product direction and roadmap for the software development of SAP EHS Management and SAP S/4HANA for Product Compliance. Prior to joining SAP in 2011, Oliver held various senior positions at TechniData, including responsibility for merger and acquisition activities, line of business responsibility and leadership of the consulting business.

Oliver earned an Executive Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Science degree in Physics.

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Matthew A. Johnston

Senior Vice President, Global Business Development

As Senior Vice President of Global Business Development, Matthew Johnston is responsible for leading Sales in their efforts to expand customer relationships, penetrate new accounts, respond to new market opportunities and contribute to the aggressive international and domestic growth plan of the company.

Matthew brings nearly 20 years of experience to Verisk 3E. Prior to his current position, he served as the Director of Sales and Business Development, responsible for driving the success of Verisk 3E and 3E Generate (formerly MSDgen) with regards to sales, marketing, and product management. He has participated in major strategic initiatives to integrate 3E Generate with other Verisk 3E Solutions, as well as contributed to numerous product developments, content development and thought leadership activities.

He has been part of Verisk 3E since the 2007 acquisition of HSE Systems where he was one of the original principals and served as Director of Business Development, responsible for business development, sales and marketing. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and Marketing from Kent State University.

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Alex Ortiz

Vice President, Global Regulatory Content

Alex Ortiz has been with Verisk 3E for more than 20 years, supporting customers on a wide range of international regulatory compliance issues and leading various product development projects designed to provide regulatory compliance professionals with timely EHS information on a global basis. Alex manages the global regulatory content piece of the business, ensuring the production and delivery of Verisk 3E's regulatory reference products and integrated content for third party platforms.

He received his Juris Doctor degree from the George Washington University Law School.

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Leo Oves

Chief Information Officer

Leo Oves brings more than 30 years of IT, EHS and management experience to Verisk 3E. He joined Ariel Research Corporation in 1992 as a senior software consultant and later became CIO and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ariel, prior to its acquisition by Eastman Chemical in 2001. Following Ariel's acquisition by Verisk 3E (then 3E Company) in 2004, Leo served as Vice President, R&D and CIO.

Over the years, Leo's knowledge and application of advanced technology to the business needs of customers have played a pivotal role in the development of Verisk 3E's products and services. He is a recognized industry expert and represents Verisk 3E at numerous international IT and EHS forums.

Prior to joining Ariel, Leo worked for several research institutes in St. Petersburg, Russia, developing models and software for the optimization of large multi-product marine transportation networks and satellite communications. Upon moving to the U.S., he worked as a software development consultant for Hughes Network Systems and Plantronics.

Leo earned Operations Research, Computer Science and Management degrees from the University of St. Petersburg, Russia and University of Maryland and Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Clark VanScoder

Senior Vice President, Services

Clark VanScoder has more than 25 years of software development experience. He was the first employee and one of the original partners of the former HSE Systems organization that was purchased by Verisk 3E in 2007. He was the driving force behind the growth of Verisk 3E's Authoring platform, 3E Generate (formerly MSDgen). He has managed numerous successful large 3E Generate implementation projects for Fortune 500 companies around the globe during his nearly 20 years of experience in the EHS industry.

As Senior VP of Services, Clark is responsible for managing the development, project management, and technical service efforts for all services within Verisk 3E, including outsourced SDS authoring, regulatory consulting, hotline and emergency response services, and facility EHS services. He also leads the company's data obtainment and manufacturer relations teams who are dedicated to collecting data from our network of more than 150,000 supplier manufacturers. 

Clark received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State University and an MBA in Management from Akron University.

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Tamie Webber

Senior Vice President, Innovation, Operations and Experience

Tamie Webber has been with Verisk 3E for more than a decade, starting out as a product manager for the company's flagship SDS management application. With a proven aptitude for defining and implementing product strategy, her responsibility soon expanded to include the overall strategy and direction for all products as well as global customer support.

Her passion for solving customer problems and fostering collaborative relationships coupled with her analytical and data-focused perspective equipped her to tackle her current role, which is to spearhead the company's intense emphasis on product innovation, customer experience and culture transformation.

Tamie joined Verisk 3E after several years of marketing and product management experience in the chemical distribution and high tech industries, working for Great Western Chemical.

She has been listed as an honoree on the Environment & Energy Leader 100, which recognizes environment and energy professionals who help their companies achieve greater success in commercial and industrial environment and energy management. Tamie attended the University of Oregon where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Marketing. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and coaching youth soccer.

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