Laura A. Clayton McDonnell

President, Corporates at Thomson Reuters

Laura A. Clayton McDonnell is the President of the Corporates business segment at Thomson Reuters, focused on customer and cultural transformation, driving positive results, growing market share, and developing high performance teams. She has extensive sales management and legal experience and has held executive-level positions at leading companies in the high technology industry including ServiceNow; Microsoft; Aspect Software; IBM; Rational Software; and various senior sales and legal roles at Sun Microsystems, Cisco and Apple. Prior to making the jump to corporate America, Laura was in private corporate and securities law practice.

Laura has been honored many times for her work including as the 2022 Top 100 Global Sales Leader, sponsored by The Modern Sale and Collective[i]; and as a recipient of the 2008 YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women Award. She is an avid champion of women and is a a member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership, University of California at Berkeley and is a member of the Women’s Forum of New York. Laura sits on many boards including as a Board Member at Zuora, Inc. (NYSE: ZUO), the leading cloud-based subscription management platform provider; a Board Member of the private company board of Signal AI, the leading external intelligence company.

Laura received a Bachelor of Science degree “with distinction” from San Jose State University, and a JD-MBA joint degree, from the University of California, at Berkeley. Laura is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the State of California.


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  • President, Corporates

    March, 2023 - present

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