Entrepreneurship Founders

James Clarke

Membership Information:

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

Contact Information:

Website: http://clarkecp.com/

Employment:

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

Expertise:

  • Private Equity/Venture

Biography:

James Clarke is the CEO 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, including chairmanship of PetIQ (NSDQ:PETQ), Contour Camera, through its recent private equity sale, and global life science disruptor, Curza. 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 Chairman of the Foundation Board and oversees its endowment, which has more than doubled during his first three-year term. James is married to the former Andrea Earl and they are the parents of three children.