Mathieu Stevenson

    Mathieu Stevenson
    Chief Marketing Officer

    Mr. Stevenson is Blucora’s first enterprise-wide Chief Marketing Officer leading marketing efforts for Blucora and its business units including TaxAct and HD Vest. He brings the company deep experience in data and analytics and performance marketing through digital channels and new-media platforms.

    A tested marketing leader with stops at Mckinsey & Company, HomeAway Inc. and Capital One, Mr. Stevenson comes to Blucora after having served most recently as Chief Strategy Officer for Catalina Marketing Corporation where he lead corporate strategy. With nearly 15 years’ experience in corporate marketing strategy, he has worked in multiple industries straddling both business-to-business and business-to-consumer, with much of that experience in the financial services industry. 

    Mr. Stevenson is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and attended the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University receiving his Masters of Business Administration.  

    John Clendening

      John S. Clendening
      President and Chief Executive Officer

      Mr. Clendening brings more than 25 years of experience in the financial services and consumer goods industries to Blucora. In addition to serving as President and Chief Executive Officer at Blucora, he also serves on the Board at Betterment. 

      Prior to joining the company, Mr. Clendening was Executive Vice President and Co-Head of the Investor Services Division at Charles Schwab & Co, where he was instrumental in repositioning the firm as a high-value wealth management company. During his 11 years at Charles Schwab, Mr. Clendening also held a number of roles of increasing responsibility, including Executive Vice President, Shared Strategic Services and Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, Charles Schwab Bank.

      Previously, Mr. Clendening also worked as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Consumer Banking Group and Senior Vice President, Marketing and Strategy, Credit Card Division for First Union Corporation.  In addition, he has served in leadership roles at eMac Digital LLC, Living.Com, The Coca-Cola Company, Frito-Lay, Inc. Division of PepsiCo, SEARS Specialty Merchandising Group and Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc. 

      Mr. Clendening received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Northwestern University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard.

      Todd Mackay

        Todd Mackay
        Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

        Todd Mackay was named as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Blucora in 2015 after advising the company for more than a year. In this capacity he is responsible for Blucora's mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, and corporate and business partnerships.

        A seasoned technology executive with nearly 20 years' experience, Mr. Mackay has managed operations and finances for privately held, publicly traded, and growth companies. Previously, he was the co-founder of P2B Investor, a crowd funding business providing working capital loans to small and medium sized businesses; served as Executive Vice President in charge of Finance and Corporate Development for Emerge Digital Group, a privately held digital media company where he was responsible for revenue growth from $7.5 million to $50 million in less than two years; and was Executive Vice President of Global Corporate Development and Corporate Treasury for E*TRADE Financial where his leadership help increase revenues of the company from $300 million to more than $2.5 billion.

        As well, Mr. Mackay has held various executive positions with Telebanc Financial Corp, Robertson Stephens and Alex Brown focusing on financial institutions and financial technologies.

        Mr. Mackay received an A.B. from Princeton University in Economics with an emphasis in Mathematics.

        John Clendening

          John S. Clendening
          President and Chief Executive Officer

          Mr. Clendening brings more than 25 years of experience in the financial services and consumer goods industries to Blucora. In addition to serving as President and Chief Executive Officer at Blucora, he also serves on the Board at Betterment. 

          Prior to joining the company, Mr. Clendening was Executive Vice President and Co-Head of the Investor Services Division at Charles Schwab & Co, where he was instrumental in repositioning the firm as a high-value wealth management company. During his 11 years at Charles Schwab, Mr. Clendening also held a number of roles of increasing responsibility, including Executive Vice President, Shared Strategic Services and Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, Charles Schwab Bank.

          Previously, Mr. Clendening also worked as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Consumer Banking Group and Senior Vice President, Marketing and Strategy, Credit Card Division for First Union Corporation.  In addition, he has served in leadership roles at eMac Digital LLC, Living.Com, The Coca-Cola Company, Frito-Lay, Inc. Division of PepsiCo, SEARS Specialty Merchandising Group and Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc. 

          Mr. Clendening received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Northwestern University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard.

          Mary Zappone

          Mary Zappone

          Mary Zappone joined the Board in March 2015. Ms. Zappone has extensive experience as an executive, including her current tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer of Service Champ. Prior to joining Service Champ, she served as President and CEO of Recovercare, a leading supplier of healthcare equipment, from May 2011 to February 2015. Ms. Zappone worked at Alcoa, Inc. from 2006 to 2011, serving in a variety of roles, most recently as President of the Alcoa Oil & Gas Group, where she was responsible for operations, strategy, business development, and expansion of the aluminum alloy product systems business. During her career, she has also held other senior-level positions at Tyco International, General Electric, and Exxon, and worked at McKinsey & Co., where she advised companies in improving operating performance, capital investment, and merger and acquisition strategies. She earned her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University, and her MBA in Finance at Columbia Business School. 

          Christopher Walters

          Christopher Walters

          Christopher Walters was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2014. Mr. Walters is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Encompass Digital Media, Inc., which he joined in January 2015. As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Walters oversees Encompass’s day-to-day operations on a worldwide basis. Mr. Walters joined Encompass from The Weather Company, where he served as the Chief Operating Officer from March 2012 to January 2015. Prior to The Weather Company, he served in a variety of leadership roles at Bloomberg L.P. between 2008 and 2012, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer of the Bloomberg Industry Verticals Group, responsible for operations, strategy, business development, and expansion of the premium web-based subscription businesses. Previously, Mr. Walters was a partner at McKinsey & Co., advising media, entertainment, and investment companies.