Claire Hughes Johnson serves as a corporate officer and advisor for Stripe. Claire previously served as Stripe’s chief operating officer from 2014 to 2021, where she helped the company grow from fewer than 200 employees to more than 6,000. At various points during her tenure she led business operations, sales, marketing, customer support, risk, real estate, and all people functions, including recruiting and HR.
Prior to Stripe, Claire spent 10 years at Google, where she led various business teams including overseeing aspects of Gmail, Google Apps, and consumer operations. She also served as a vice president for Adwords online sales and operations, Google Offers, and Google’s self-driving car project. Claire has a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and an MBA from Yale. Claire currently serves on the boards of the renewable energy company Ameresco, the multi-platform publication The Atlantic; the self-driving company Aurora Innovation; and the CRM platform, HubSpot. She is also president of the board of trustees of Milton Academy. Claire currently lives outside of Boston, with her husband, two children, and two neurotic dachshunds.