Executive Team

James C. Smith

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jim began his career as a journalist and rose through the ranks at Thomson Newspapers to become responsible for operations in North America. He then led a number of professional publishing businesses serving the legal, regulatory and academic markets. He served as global head of Human Resources before becoming Chief Operating Officer of The Thomson Corporation. Following the acquisition of Reuters in 2008, Jim ran the Professional division of the combined company. He was named Chief Executive Officer in January 2012.

Jim is a non-executive director of Pfizer, Inc. He also serves on the board of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative and is a member of the Forum’s International Business Council, as well as on the International Advisory Boards of British American Business and the Atlantic Council.

Jim graduated from Marshall University.

 

 

Stephane Bello

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Stephane assumed his current role in January 2012 after serving as Chief Financial Officer of the company’s Professional division for four years. Stephane joined the company in 2001 as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of The Thomson Corporation, with responsibility for the company’s global treasury operations, risk management, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions activities.

Prior to joining the company, Stephane held several positions at General Motors in its treasury division, including regional Treasurer of General Motors Europe and Assistant Treasurer of General Motors in New York.

Stephane holds degrees in law and economic law from the Université libre de Bruxelles and is fluent in French, Spanish and English.  

Stephane Bello

Gus Carlson

Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Gus’ relationship with the company dates back to 2006, when he joined The Thomson Corporation as Chief Communications Officer. Two years later, as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, he oversaw the creation and launch of the Thomson Reuters brand, which debuted among the top 50 most valuable global brands.

Gus has held senior communications positions with Accenture, Standard & Poor’s, Barnes & Noble, PaineWebber and Hill and Knowlton. He is also a former business journalist, having worked as an editor for The New York Times and Miami Herald, where he was a member of the editorial staff awarded the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Hurricane Andrew and its aftermath in 1992.

Gus is a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and also attended the University of California, Santa Barbara.  

Gus Carlson

David W. Craig

President, Financial & Risk

David joined the company in 2007, serving first as Chief Strategy Officer of Thomson Reuters. He subsequently became founder and President of our Governance, Risk & Compliance business.

Previously, David was with McKinsey & Company where he was a Partner in the Global Business Technology Office, advising banks and technology and media companies, as well as co-leading the global IT Strategy Practice and the Outsourcing and Offshoring Practice. Prior to McKinsey, he was a Senior Principal at American Management Systems. David started his career in manufacturing engineering.

He has an engineering degree in electronics and communications from the University of Bristol. David is on the Board of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and on the advisory boards of the Atlantic Council and TheCityUK.  

David W. Craig

Carla Jones

Chief of Staff

Carla leads the management of the Office of the Chief Executive Officer and oversees strategic communications with the Thomson Reuters Board of Directors.

In her 18 years with the company, she has held a number of leadership roles, including Senior Vice President of Communications for the Professional division and Vice President, Office of the Chief Executive Officer for Thomson, where she played an integral role in the integration of Reuters in 2008. Prior to that, she was Director of Financial Planning for Thomson Newspapers.

Carla holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Eastern New Mexico University. She sits on the Boards of BuildOn, a non-profit agency that empowers youth through education, and is a member of the steering committee for the U.S. Chapter of the 30% Club, committed to accelerating gender balance at all levels of organizations.

Carla Jones

Richard H. King

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Technology

Rick joined the company in 2000 and has held a number of executive roles, including Chief Technology Officer of both the Professional division of Thomson Reuters and Thomson Reuters Legal. Prior to joining the company, he held executive positions at Ceridian Employer Services, Jostens Learning and WICAT Systems, Inc. Rick began his career as a teacher and coach.

Rick is a non-executive director of TCF Financial Corporation. He also serves on Minnesota’s Metropolitan Airports Commission. 

Rick earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Vermont.  

Richard H. King

Gonzalo Lissarrague

President, Global Growth & Operations

Gonzalo joined the company in 1991 as a trainee at La Ley, a legal content company in Argentina, and held a number of positions in editorial, marketing, sales and strategy. Gonzalo played a key role during La Ley’s acquisition by Thomson in 2000 and was appointed Managing Director, Argentina, for the Legal and Tax & Accounting businesses in 2004. In 2010 as Senior Vice President of Latin America he led regional development, numerous acquisitions and explosive growth in the region. He was appointed President of Global Growth & Operations in December 2013, responsible for driving accelerating growth across Financial & Risk, Legal, Tax & Accounting and IP & Science in emerging markets.

Gonzalo holds degrees from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Attorney at Law) and the IAE Business School at the Universidad Austral (Management Development program). 

Gonzalo Lissarrague

Neil Masterson

Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer

Before taking up his current role in 2013, Neil was Managing Director of the Investor segment, following several management roles in the Financial & Risk business. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Treasury and Corporate Planning for Thomson Corporation.

Prior to joining Thomson, Neil spent two years at Reuters as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Before immigrating to the United States, he spent five years working in the UK retailing industry.

Neil graduated from University College, London and began his career at KPMG in London, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.  

Neil Masterson

Basil Moftah

President, Intellectual Property & Science

Basil began his career with the company in Egypt in 1997 and has served in a number of roles, including Managing Director for Middle East, Africa & Russia, Head of Rapidly Developing Economies for financial clients, Investment Associate for the Reuters Venture Capital Group, and Head of Business Direct in EMEA. He has worked extensively in a number of countries for Thomson Reuters including Dubai, U.S. UK, Italy and Switzerland.

Basil holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the American University in Cairo and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  

Basil Moftah

Brian Peccarelli

President, Tax & Accounting

Brian joined the company in 1984 as a product accountant, and has since held roles as director of client development, VP of the corporate services market, and General Manager for RIA Compliance. He served most recently as President of Workflow & Service Solutions within our Tax & Accounting business.

He is a CPA and an attorney, and is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the Texas Society of CPAs, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He received a JD from Hamline University School of Law, a BA in accounting and business administration from Carthage College and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.  

Brian Peccarelli

James T. Powell

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

James has been with the company for over 20 years, serving in a variety of leadership roles, including CTO for the former Markets division and the Reuters Financial division and global head of product development. Previously, he held senior leadership positions at Solace Systems, Citadel Investment Group and TIBCO Finance Technology.

James earned a BSc in mathematics and an MSc in industrial robotics from Imperial College, London. 

James T. Powell

Andrew Rashbass

Chief Executive, Reuters

Prior to joining Thomson Reuters in 2013, Andrew was chief executive of The Economist Group, where he previously served as the publisher of The Economist and managing director of Economist.com.

Before joining The Economist Group in 1997, Andrew worked at Associated Newspapers. He started his career at Andersen Consulting, now called Accenture.  

Andrew Rashbass

Brian Scanlon

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Brian joined Thomson Reuters in January 2014. He spent the previous 14 years at McKinsey & Company, with eight of those years as a partner. Most recently, he was a partner in the Corporate Finance & Strategy practice in Stamford, Connecticut, where he advised C-level executives at Fortune 100 technology, financial services and private equity companies on strategy, portfolio management, resource allocation and M&A issues. During that time he served as the CFO for the northeast offices, McKinsey’s largest region, and built and led the Corporate Finance & Strategy practice for the North American industrial sector. Prior to this, Brian spent three years as the Managing Partner of McKinsey’s South East Asian Private Equity practice in Singapore.

Before joining McKinsey, Brian was a senior accountant and consultant at Arthur Andersen.

He has a BS in accountancy from Villanova University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  

Brian Scanlon

Mark Schlageter

Chief Customer Officer

Mark was appointed Chief Customer Officer for Thomson Reuters in January 2015. He joined the company in 1997 and has been involved throughout his career in creating and aggressively driving customer-centric growth strategies. Mark previously held key customer facing senior leadership positions in the Legal, Financial & Risk, and Tax & Accounting divisions and lived in numerous geographies. Most recently, Mark served as Managing Director of the Americas for Financial & Risk.

Mark is active with several charities including the Prince’s Trust, the Alexander Maxwell Law Scholarship Trust and Boy Scouts of America, and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. While living in London he served on the UK Government’s Task Force on Inward Investment.

Mark holds a BA degree from Cornell University and graduate degrees in international management and law, and is a licensed attorney.  

Mark Schlageter

Deirdre Stanley

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Board Secretary

Prior to joining the company as General Counsel in 2002, Deirdre held various legal and senior executive positions, including Deputy General Counsel, at IAC (previously USA Networks, Inc.). From 1997 to 1999, Deirdre served as Associate General Counsel for GTE Corporation (a predecessor company to Verizon), where she headed the mergers and acquisitions practice group. She began her career as a corporate associate with the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Deirdre is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a JD from Harvard Law School, where she was a member of the Harvard Law Review.  

Deirdre Stanley

Susan Taylor Martin

President, Legal

Susan joined the company in 1993 and has held a number of management roles, including Managing Director of Thomson Reuters Legal in the UK and Ireland, President of Reuters Media and Global Head of Corporate Strategy for Reuters. Before joining the company, Susan worked in corporate finance, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. She is a non-executive director of Whitbread, the UK’s leading hospitality company.

Susan has an MA (Cantab) in Chinese and history of art from St. John’s College, Cambridge and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  

Susan Taylor Martin

Peter Warwick

Chief People Officer

Peter’s previous roles with the company include Chief Operating Officer of the Professional division of Thomson Reuters and President and CEO of Thomson Reuters Legal.

Before joining West in 2005, Peter was president and CEO of Thomson Tax & Accounting, and before that CEO of Thomson Legal & Regulatory Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for businesses in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. Peter has worked in the publishing and information industry for more than 25 years. Prior to joining Thomson in 1998, he served as managing director of Pitman Publishing, deputy chief executive of the Longman Group and chief executive of Pearson Professional in London.

He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Bristol and a doctorate from the University of York.  

Peter Warwick