Entrepreneurship Founders

James Clarke

James Clarke

Membership Information:

Member Status: Diamond
Current Position: Board Member
Member Since: 2011

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.clarkecp.com/

Employment:

Job Title: CEO/Managing Partner
Company: Clarke Capital
Location: Utah, United States

Expertise:

  • Private Equity/Venture

Biography:

James Clarke is the Managing Partner of Clarke Capital Partners, a Global Growth Equity and Alternatives Investment Firm, headquartered in Provo, Utah. In 2001, James founded and led high-tech firm CLEARLINK—with over 2,000 full-time employees—until it was acquired in 2011 by Pamlico Capital (formerly Wachovia) and now owned by Sykes (NSDQ:SYKE). Today, Clarke serves as chair or director on the boards of various private and public companies in the US and abroad. He has also served as a trustee and board member of several universities, as well as regional and global non-profit organizations. Currently, James is a Governor appointed trustee at Utah Valley University where he serves as Vice-Chair of the board and audit committee chair. James is an alumnus of BYU, Harvard Business School and holds a Masters Degree in Management from the University of Oxford.

Andrea Clarke is a graduate of the University of Utah’s Eccles School of Business and is currently a graduate student at Columbia University completing a Masters Degree in Non-Profit Management. Andrea serves on many university and non-profit boards, but focuses most of her efforts on raising the Clarke’s three children and managing the affairs of the Clarke's Labor and Honor Foundation. She currently Chairs UVU’s Women Success Center, which under her leadership has raised millions of dollars and now grants more women-based scholarships than any other in the State of Utah.