Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan C. Clark is Encore Capital Group’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, serving in this capacity since February 2015. In this role, Clark is responsible for managing relationships with the investment community, leading capital raising efforts, financial reporting, treasury, tax, financial planning and analysis, corporate development and strategy functions. Clark became a director of Encore’s UK subsidiary, Cabot in January 2019. He joined the company as CFO for Encore’s US subsidiary, Midland Credit Management in October 2014 and became a director of Midland Credit Management in March 2015.
Before joining Encore, Clark was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SLM Corp., also known as Sallie Mae. During his time at Sallie Mae from 2008 until 2013, Clark increased shareholder value, reestablished the organization as a major player in the securitization market, and guided the company during the global financial crisis. Prior to joining Sallie Mae, Clark served as a Director and then a Managing Director at Credit Suisse Securities from 2000 to 2007, after having served in various executive roles at Prudential Securities, The First Boston Corp., and a variety of other companies during his career. Clark earned an economics degree from the University of Virginia, and a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School. In addition, Clark has been a board member of the Jefferson Trust since November 2018.