Scott G. Stephenson is chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Verisk, bringing more than 30 years of executive experience and a successful record of strategic leadership and innovation to the company.
Scott is a values-based leader who launched The Verisk Way—the company’s principles to serve, add value, and innovate that guide how Verisk engages with customers, employees, shareholders, and communities. Under his leadership, Verisk has been named one of the World’s Best Employers, one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies, and one of America’s Best Employers for Women.
In 2008, Scott was appointed chief operating officer. He was named company president in 2011, CEO in 2013, and chairman of the board in 2016.
Before joining Verisk, Scott was a senior partner with Boston Consulting Group. He also served as a senior advisor to Silver Lake Partners, a technology-oriented private equity firm.
Top media outlets identify Scott as a leading global executive with a commitment to innovation. Forbes recognized him as one of America’s Most Innovative Leaders and as one of the Top 25 Most Innovative Leaders worldwide. Institutional Investor also named him the top CEO in the company’s industry category.
Scott holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia.
As part of his commitment to social responsibility and serving others, Scott is on several civic and charitable boards. He’s a member of the Board of Advisors at the University of Virginia School of Data Science, where he and his wife established the Stephenson Chair in Data Science. In New York City, Scott is board chair at The Bowery Mission and an elder at Central Presbyterian Church.
Scott also serves on the board of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG).
This time last year, I joined my peers on the Business Roundtable in signing the Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation.
The last eight weeks have been unlike any most of us have experienced. Our daily rhythms were suddenly behaviors that could put us at risk for contracting or spreading COVID-19.
I’ve been privileged to work with a lot of bright and talented people in my career. It’s been one of the great joys of my life.
Get to know Scott on a more personal level, as he shares his thoughts on what he’s most passionate about, qualities for effective leadership, solving business challenges, and more.
Scott reflects on Verisk’s commitment to its stakeholders, what he’s most proud of, and innovations he’s most excited about.
Scott reflects on the changing role of the CEO and where he draws his inspiration.