Management

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.

    Chief Financial Officer
    Mr. Athwal has more than 20 years of experience in global finance operations; including strategic planning and execution, business performance delivery, mergers and acquisitions, treasury, tax and risk management. He most recently served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of UGI International, responsible for financial strategy and execution across 17 countries for this $2 billion unit of UGI Corporation. He was previously UGI Corporation’s Chief Accounting Officer and Chief Risk Officer. Prior to his roles with UGI, he was the global mergers and acquisitions controller for Nortel Networks and before that worked in various corporate finance roles at IBM Corporation. He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he performed audit and business advisory services for high-growth technology companies in Silicon Valley.
      Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
      Ms. Bruder, previously served as the Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary at Airlines Reporting Corporation, or ARC, which is a leading provider of data, products and services to the travel industry, from 2015 through 2017. She served as the President of Global Strategic Services, LLC, a boutique strategic advisory firm, from 2014 through 2015. Prior to that, she was employed by Commercial Metals Company (“CMC”), a publicly traded global company with sales and operations in more than 40 countries, from 2007 through 2013. At CMC, Ms. Bruder served as the Senior Vice President of Law, Government Affairs and Global Compliance, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from 2009 through 2013 and the Deputy General Counsel from 2007 through 2009. Earlier in her career, she served in various legal roles at CARBO Ceramics Inc., American Airlines, Inc., Continental Airlines, Inc. and the law firm of Thompson Coburn LLP. Ms. Bruder has a Juris Doctorate degree from Washington University and Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Public Relations with a minor in Economics from the University of Wyoming.
        President of TaxAct

        Campbell brings more than 20 years of technology industry experience. Most recently as the Managing Vice President for Capital One’s Consumer Auto business division where he was responsible for setting business vision and strategy, while delivering exceptional experiences for consumers and dealers. Prior to Capital One, Campbell served in a variety of executive roles at Intuit, including leading Product, Innovation, Strategy and Analytics in the tax space. Prior to Intuit, Campbell held several positions of increasing responsibility at Amazon Web Services, Dell and HP. Under his leadership, Amazon Web Services launched over 200 new services, helping to make Amazon the top provider of cloud services worldwide.

          President of Tax-Smart Innovation

          Mike Hogan is responsible for driving the company’s cross-platform vision and strategy for innovation, including how to best capitalize on the significant tax-smart opportunities seen ahead. Most recently with GameStop, where he was Executive Vice President of Strategic Business and Brand Development, Hogan helped transform the company to a diversified retail business to include digital gaming, technology brands and licensed collectibles. His career also includes having held senior management roles at Dean Foods as the Chief Marketing Officer and Frito-Lay as Vice President of U.S. and then International Marketing.

            Interim CEO of HD Vest Financial Services

            Todd Mackay previously served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of TaxAct since May 2018. Prior to that he served as the Company’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, responsible for Blucora's mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, and corporate and business partnerships. Prior to joining Blucora in 2015, Mr. Mackay served as an advisor to the Company’s executive team focusing on strategy and M&A, and spearheaded the acquisition that brought HD Vest into the Blucora family. 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.

              Chief Human Resources Officer

              Taylor brings more than 25 years of experience to Blucora, having spent much of his career transforming human resources departments within dynamic, high-growth business environments. He joined Blucora after nearly four years as the Chief Human Resources Officer with Mr.Cooper/Nationstar, six years as Chief People Officer at Travelocity, and three years as the Executive VP of Human Resources at Alliance Data. Taylor’s earlier experience also includes roles with Home Depot, Raytheon Telecommunications and Westinghouse. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from West Virginia University and has served as an active member of the Human Resources Policy Institute and Corporate Leadership Council.

                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.