President and Chief Executive Officer
Steve assumed his role of President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Thomson Reuters effective March 15, 2020. Previously, Steve served as Senior Adviser to TPG Capital, a private equity firm, Chief Executive Officer of CAA Global, a TPG Capital portfolio company, and global president and chief operating officer of Nielsen, an information, data and measurement firm. Steve spent more than a decade with McKinsey as a partner in the global media, information and technology practice. Before joining McKinsey, Steve spent five years in several financial roles in the United States, Russia and Australia.
Steve started his career with PwC, where he qualified as a chartered accountant. He then received an MBA and master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University. He grew up in Australia and during his career he has lived and worked across North America, Europe and Asia. Steve is also a non-executive director of Appen Limited and a member of the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Eastwood is Chief Financial Officer for Thomson Reuters, based in Toronto.
Michael joined Thomson in 1998 and has had several senior finance roles, including Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Finance since January 2016. Prior to that, he was Chief Operations Officer for Thomson Reuters Latin America from April 2014 to December 2015. Michael was also previously Chief Financial Officer of the company’s Intellectual Property & Science business, which was sold in 2016. Prior to joining Thomson, he held various finance and accounting roles at Fleer/SkyBox International and PwC.
Michael received a BSA in Accounting from East Carolina University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina.
Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary
Tom joined the company in 1999 as compliance and legal counsel. Since then, he has held a number of legal executive roles including as a business unit general counsel and as the company’s Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to assuming his current role as Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary, Tom led the overall separation of the $6 billion financial and risk data business (now known as Refinitiv) from Thomson Reuters. Prior to that, Tom was the Managing Director of Thomson Reuters businesses in China.
Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Tom was in private practice in San Francisco with the law firms Baker & McKenzie and Hancock, Rothert & Bunshoft (now Duane Morris).
Throughout his career, Tom has led diversity initiatives, having helped launch a reverse mentoring program and a global diversity advisory council at Thomson Reuters and the ASCEND Executive Network in New York to aid Asian Pacific Americans rise to the C-suite. Previously, Tom was named one of the “Best Lawyers under 40” by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. As a leader, Tom believes that purpose drives people and people drive profit.
Tom obtained undergraduate and law degrees from Stanford University.
Head of Engineering
Shawn joined Thomson Reuters in 2017 and became the company’s Head of Engineering in 2020. In this role, he leads Thomson Reuters global Product Engineering teams, delivering solutions in the Legal Professionals, Tax Professionals, and Corporates Customer segments. Previously, Shawn spent 12 years at Intel (formerly Altera), where he most recently served as a Director of Software Development within the Programmable Solutions Group and Site Director for the Toronto Technology Centre, which was home to 200 software engineers. During this time, Shawn oversaw the site through Intel’s $17 billion acquisition of Altera.
Shawn holds a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Toronto, and four issued patents.
Chief Operating Officer, Customer Markets
Brian is the chief operating officer for Thomson Reuters, responsible for all customer-facing operations including driving sales, business segment organization and allocation of resources.
Brian joined the company in 1984 as a product accountant and has held several roles since. Most recently, he led Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting, the company’s fastest growing business. He has also served as Director of client development, VP of the corporate services market, and President of Workflow & Service Solutions within the Tax & Accounting business.
He is a CPA and an attorney, and is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the Texas Society of CPAs, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He received a JD from Hamline University School of Law, a BA in accounting and business administration from Carthage College and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Chief Operations and Technology Officer
As Chief Operations and Technology Officer, Kirsty oversees Thomson Reuters drive for a superior customer and employee experience, leveraging the company’s operations, technology, procurement and real estate teams.
Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Kirsty was Global Head of Operations at HSBC, where she led a transformation of the bank's technology, processes and innovation capability, including developing industry-first machine learning solutions for payment screening and scaling robotics to speed up customer processes and improve sustainability. She has also held roles at Credit Suisse, driving change across Finance, Technology and Operations, and at Deloitte as a consulting partner.
A strong advocate for diversity, Kirsty was named among the Financial Times top 50 HERoes for Women in 2017 and Financial News 100 most influential women in Finance in 2019.
She began her career in technology with HBOS plc in the U.K. after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Bristol.
Kirsty lives with her husband and two daughters in Switzerland, where she likes to spend most of her weekends outdoors on the mountain, or on the water.
Mary Alice Vuicic
Chief People Officer
Mary Alice joined Thomson Reuters in November 2017 and leads both the Human Resources and Communications functions.
She has over 20 years of experience working in senior human resources positions at leading international organizations. Previously, she served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for L Brands, a portfolio of retail brands with nearly 90,000 associates. She has also held senior roles at Loblaw Companies Ltd., Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada, and Chapters/Indigo.
Mary Alice is a Director on the board of the Business Development Bank of Canada where she chairs the Human Resources committee.
She has a BA degree from the University of Windsor and an Advanced Human Resources certificate from the University of Toronto, and has completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
Chief Product Officer
David leads the product management, editorial, content and digital teams at Thomson Reuters. In this role, he oversees product strategy and delivery for the company’s Legal, Tax & Accounting, Corporate and Government customers.
David has nearly 10 years of experience building business-to-business software and information services. Previously, he served as a senior product leader at Facebook, where he was responsible for building products for marketers to measure the effectiveness of their investments in Facebook’s ads and business products. He has also held senior roles at Nielsen, as SVP of Product Leadership, leading their digital measurement business, and worked at McKinsey & Company as a management consultant.
He holds a degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto, where he specialized in applied physics and electrical engineering. He and his husband currently live in Toronto.
Paul Bascobert joined Thomson Reuters as President of Reuters News in September 2022. In this role, he leads all aspects of the company’s media business and operations.
Bascobert has been an operating executive, adviser and entrepreneur for more than 25 years and has deep experience in transformation and growth in news, media and SaaS businesses.
He was previously co-founder and CEO of Blue Ocean Acquisition Corp – a special purpose acquisition company focused on media, marketplace and tech platform businesses; CEO of Gannett Co., Inc – one of the largest local media companies, which owns more than 700 daily and weekly publications in the U.S. and UK; President of American media and technology company XO Group; and President of Yodle Inc during the launch of the SaaS marketing platform.
Prior to this, Bascobert was President of Bloomberg Businessweek and Head of Business Operations for the newly created Bloomberg Media Group, as well as Senior Vice President of Operations and then Chief Marketing Officer at Dow Jones.
Paul has a degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
President, Tax & Accounting Professionals
Elizabeth is President of Tax & Accounting Professionals. She oversees the company’s full range tax and accounting software, services, and knowledge solutions for accounting firms of all sizes.
Prior to her current role, Elizabeth served as President of Thomson Reuters Global Print business and Managing Director of FindLaw and Elite after serving in several management positions across the organization. She joined the company in 2004, following senior leadership roles in finance at Honeywell, Valspar and Deloitte.
She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and is a CPA.
Laura A. Clayton McDonnell
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.
President, Legal Professionals
Paul was named President of Thomson Reuters Legal Professionals business in June 2021, having served as the segment’s Chief Financial Officer for nine years. He has extensive operational experience across many parts of the business, including support for Commercial Excellence, Product Management and Customer Experience.
Prior to joining Thomson Reuters in 1996, Paul held a number of progressively responsible positions at American Bank and began his career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen & Co.
Paul serves on the board of directors for Wilderness Inquiry, an organization that connects people from all walks of life to the natural world through shared outdoor adventures. He holds a BS degree in Accounting from the University of South Dakota and is a CPA (inactive).
Alessandra Galloni became editor-in-chief of Reuters in April 2021. She oversees all editorial functions across video, text, pictures, and graphics. She is the first female editor-in-chief in the organization’s 170-year history.
Previously, Galloni was global managing editor, overseeing news planning and creation, where she was responsible for overseeing the global dimensions of Reuters coverage and developing stories with a cross-regional focus. She first joined Reuters in 1996 for the Italian-language news service in Rome, later moving to the equities reporting team in London. She re-joined Reuters in September 2013 as editor of the Southern Europe bureau following 13 years at the Wall Street Journal, where she worked as a reporter, economics and business writer and editor, in London, Paris and Rome.
Galloni is the recipient of the 2020 Lawrence Minard Editor Award from the Gerald Loeb Foundation and the UCLA Anderson School of Management, one of the highest honors a business journalist can receive. She is also the recipient of an Overseas Press Club Award and a UK Business Journalist of the Year Award.
Galloni is co-author of “From the End of the Earth to Rome,” an e-book on Pope Francis. An Italian national, she is a graduate of Harvard University and has a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics.
President, Global Print
Jennifer is the President of the Global Print segment, which is a leading provider of critical information, primarily in print format, to legal and tax professionals, government (including federal, state, and local government lawyers and judges), law schools, and corporations.
Jennifer has held several leadership positions on various teams at Thomson Reuters including Reference Staff Attorneys, Client Management and Sales. She is an experienced leader with success in driving organizational growth and designing and implementing creative solutions to changing business needs.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana and holds a Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.
Steve leads Thomson Reuters portfolio of business across U.S. Federal, State and Local Government customers. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s strategic direction and execution of new growth initiatives in the Government sector. In addition, Steve is CEO of TRSS, LLC, a U.S. subsidiary of Thomson Reuters.
Prior to joining Thomson Reuters in 2008, Steve was Vice President and General Manager of the ChoicePoint Government Services division for ChoicePoint, Inc.
He has served as an advisory board member of the Homeland Security Philanthropic Council and the Business Executives for National Security (BENS). Previously, he served as a board member with both the Federation for Identity and Cross-Credentialing Systems (FiXs) and the National Coalition for the Prevention of Economic Crime.
Steve graduated from Denison University and holds an MBA from George Washington University.