Clinton Riley

By Hameem Kader

Clinton Riley, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, is a Senior Partner at Lumentus. Clinton is an experienced communicator and global media expert with a proven record of success in deploying effective solutions tailored to the audience and moment.

At Lumentus, Clinton provides strategic counsel, content development and client management. Previously, Clinton worked at HSBC where, as Vice President of Public Affairs/Media Relations, he managed media relations and external senior executive communications in the U.S. for the commercial banking unit of one of the world’s 40 largest companies.

Before HSBC, Clinton served as the Corporate Director of Editorial Services at Merck & Co., Inc., a role that placed him at the critical intersection of external and internal communications for one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

Prior to joining Merck, Clinton was a national-award winning business writer with such respected news organizations as the Journal, The Virginian-Pilot and The (Bergen) Record. He has collected dozens of individual and team honors, including the Scripps Howard Foundation’s National Journalism Award for Business/Economic Reporting and two national Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. awards.

Clinton holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Eastern Kentucky University and completed fellowships at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies and the Knight Journalism Fellows Program at The University of Mississippi, where he also taught as a senior fellow. He holds a Sigma Green Belt and is a member of PRSA.