Conduent inks Skelton as CEO

Conduent Inc., a Florham Park-based digital interactions company, announced on Thursday it has named Clifford Skelton as CEO, effective Feb. 25.

Skelton, who has been the interim CEO at Conduent for the past seven months, has significant experience in company transformations. He will also continue as a member of the board.

“Cliff’s deep transformation and technology experience coupled with his focus on execution, command of the go-forward strategy, strong leadership, and cultural focus have already garnered respect from associates,” Chairman Courtney Mather said. “We have every confidence in Cliff’s ability to lead Conduent through its next phase of transformation.”

Prior to Conduent, Skelton was group president and chief information officer at Fiserv Corp. and subsequently president, Fiserv Output Solutions.

“As interim CEO, I’ve developed an even deeper understanding of Conduent’s opportunities and challenges, our associates, and our clients,” Skelton said. “Over the past several months, I have been focused on leading the company differently and delivering value to our customers. This is an exciting time for Conduent as we leverage our considerable assets and a systemic approach to transformation. I’m honored to have the chance to continue working alongside our board, our leadership team, and our 68,000 associates as we move the company forward.”