Clark Golestani, executive vice president and CIO at Merck, is responsible for the company's global information technology. Golestani is a member of Merck’s Executive Committee and reports to Merck chairman, president and chief executive officer Kenneth C. Frazier.
Previous responsibilities included global head of IT for Merck’s Research & Development division including Basic Research, Pre- Clinical, Clinical and Regulatory, spanning target identification through post marketed trials and pharmacovigilance; Vice President, Corporate IT supporting Finance, HR, Procurement, Legal, Public Affairs, Site Services, Real Estate, and Shared Business Services operations; leadership and development of the Company’s IT strategy, portfolio, and enterprise architecture as Chief Architect; leadership of the company’s global computing services, eBusiness, and information security as Exec. Dir., IS Global Computing Services; leadership of the company's technology architecture as Senior Director, IS Architecture; and various leadership and management roles within Merck’s Research Labs as IT Director.
Prior to joining Merck, Golestani was principal with Oracle Corporation’s consulting practice and was responsible for establishing and managing strategic client relationships from business development through consulting services engagement delivery.
Golestani serves as a director on the Board of Directors of Liaison Technologies, and serves on Sierra Ventures CIO Advisory Board. Previously, he served on the Stevens Institute of Technology Service Management and Engineering Masters Program Advisory Board, Intel's Enterprise Advisory Board, Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab / Sustainable Computing Consortium Board of Governors, PhRMA Foundation Informatics Advisory Committee and Juice Software’s Advisory Board.
Golestani has a degree in Management Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, and is a co-founder of Cross Road Technologies, Inc., in Cambridge, Massachusetts.