Howard Shecter is an Executive Partner of ClearSky. Mr. Shecter was formerly Managing Partner and Chairman of Morgan Lewis, a leading 2,000+ lawyer international law firm and is a nationally recognized M&A and corporate governance lawyer. He also serves as Chairman of the Board and the Audit Committee of Venerable Insurance & Annuity Company, a $100 billion portfolio company of Apollo Global Management. Mr. Shecter previously served as Chairman of the Board of Harris Interactive (Nasdaq) until its $200 million sale to Nielsen and as a member of the Board and Board executive committee of Safeskin Corp. (Nasdaq) until its $750 million sale to Kimberly-Clark. He is also a director and investor in several emerging growth technology companies.
In 2019, Mr. Shecter received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for career achievements and public service; other honorees that year were Eric Schmidt, then Chairman of Google, New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, and Ginni Rometti, then CEO of IBM.
Mr. Shecter graduated from Harvard University, cum laude, in government and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a past President of the Harvard Club of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania Law Alumni Society.