Conduent names new president, COO

Conduent Inc., a Florham Park-based digital interactions company, announced Tuesday it has named Cliff Skelton its new president and chief operating officer.

In this role, Skelton will be responsible for operating Conduent’s business units on a day-to-day basis.

“Over the past year, Conduent has made numerous foundational improvements to modernize our infrastructure and drive efficiencies to better serve our customers,” William G. Parrett, chairman of the board, Conduent, said. “Cliff’s experience across our key verticals and his proven ability to transform operations in the business process outsourcing sector by leveraging innovative technology make him the ideal person to lead our operational team. He will help build on Conduent’s efforts as we shift our business to focus on higher value-add digital offerings.”

Prior to Conduent, Skelton held roles of increasing responsibility at Fiserv Output Solutions, including president, executive vice president and chief information officer. Before that, he was the chief technology and operations officer at Ally Financial and chief operations officer for Bank of America. He also served more than 20 years in the U.S. Navy as an aviator and squadron commanding officer.

“Conduent works at the intersection of the right industries, conducting millions of mission-critical business transactions every day,” Skelton said. “The company’s market position is enhanced by its longtime relationships with loyal clients that benefit from an experienced team with deep domain expertise. I look forward to the opportunity to work in a hands-on manner to drive Conduent’s enterprise-wide transformation.”