SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seal Software, the leading provider of contract discovery and analytics, today announced the appointment of Clark Golestani to its board of directors. Golestani has over 30 years of experience in technology and life sciences, and is currently the President of Emerging Businesses and Global CIO at Merck.
“Clark’s many years of experience serving on numerous boards and driving technology strategy at Merck will add a valuable perspective to our board of directors,” said Ulf Zetterberg, co-founder and CEO of Seal Software. “We appreciate his commitment to serve as a director and look forward to benefitting from his judgment and counsel.”
Golestani is responsible for Merck’s portfolio of services and solutions companies, as well as its global health innovation venture fund – each of which extensively leverages opportunities across the digital health ecosystem. He also leads the company’s information technology strategy and execution worldwide.
Golestani has been in senior level strategy and technology roles at Merck for 22 years and most recently served as Executive Vice President and CIO. Previously, Golestani served as the global head of IT for Merck’s R&D division, with IT responsibility for all areas of R&D including basic research, pre-clinical, clinical and regulatory. He has also led the company’s global IT capability supporting finance, HR, procurement, legal, public affairs, site services, real estate, and related shared business services operations. Before joining Merck, Golestani was a principal with Oracle’s consulting organization and a co-founder of Cross Road Technologies, Inc., an IT management, hosting, infrastructure, consulting and professional services company.
Additionally, Golestani currently serves on the board of directors for UMUC Ventures, a not-for-profit organization focused on advancing adult education. He also sits on the advisory councils for multiple venture capital organizations based on the east and west coasts. Previously, he served on the board of directors of Liaison Technologies as well as the Intel's Enterprise Advisory Board, Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab / Sustainable Computing Consortium Board of Governors and the PhRMA Foundation Informatics Advisory Committee. He holds a degree in management science from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
“I am very excited to be working with Seal Software,” said Mr. Golestani. “There is a tremendous amount of value and data hidden in the increasing number of contracts many businesses have. The opportunities for a company like Seal - with such impressive AI technology and automation - are significant.”
About Seal Software
Seal Software is the leading provider of contract discovery, data extraction, and analytics. With Seal’s artificial intelligence technologies, companies can find contracts of any file type across their networks, quickly understand what risks or opportunities are hidden in them, and have them managed in a centralized repository. Based near San Francisco, Seal empowers enterprises around the world to maximize revenue opportunities, reduce costs, and mitigate risks associated with contractual documents, systems, and processes. For more information, visit Seal Software at www.seal-software.com.