Claire Hughes Johnson



Claire Hughes Johnson is the chief operating officer of Stripe and a board member at Hallmark Cards. Previously, she was a vice president and the director for online sales and operations at Google.


Stripe creates back-end systems that allow startups and small businesses to accept and receive payments online. Claire Hughes Johnson, who joined the company in 2014 after leading Alphabet’s self-driving-car initiative, helped take Stripe global in February 2016 with the launch of Atlas, a tool kit that enables any business, anywhere in the world, to incorporate in the United States. 

Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Brown University and master’s degree in strategy and marketing from Yale School of Management.