During his tenure as CEO 2013-2021, Verisk became a part of the S&P 500 Index, has been named to both the S&P Global 500 ESG and the FTSE4Good Index Series, and for three consecutive years Forbes ranked Verisk among the world’s most innovative companies. During this period the company’s revenues doubled, market cap quadrupled, and countries served tripled. Under his leadership, Verisk has repeatedly been recognized as an employer of choice, named a Great Place to Work™ for six consecutive years, one of America’s Most Just Companies™, and one of America’s Best Managed Companies™. While at Boston Consulting Group as a Senior Partner, Stephenson worked closely with Fortune 50 CEOs and was the founding partner of the firm’s southeastern U.S. practice. Forbes recognized Stephenson as one of America’s Most Innovative Leaders and as one of the Top 25 Most Innovative Leaders Worldwide.
Stephenson serves on several for-profit and not-for-profit boards, including PSEG (NYSE), The Bowery Mission (chair), Yale Center for Faith and Culture, Human Flourishing Program at Harvard, UVA School of Data Science. He established The Stephenson Dean of Data Science at The University of Virginia. He is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations and The Wall Street Journal CEO Council. He is signatory of the Business Roundtable’s statement on The Purpose of a Corporation. Additionally, he serves as elder at Central Presbyterian Church of NYC and is husband to Beth, father to Peter, Lee and Caroline, grandfather of eight (and counting!).