Clarke has a history of success in start-up and early-stage investment environments. Most recently, Clarke served as the Global Vice President of Business Development at Skullcandy, which went public in July 2011 (NASDAQ: SKUL). Clarke joined Skullcandy in early 2008 when there were 18 employees and keyed several initiatives that helped grow the company to over $230 million in revenue in 2011.
Prior to Skullcandy, Clarke was the Vice President of Business Development at Logoworks, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard for $57 million in April 2007. Clarke joined on the ground floor of Logoworks and developed several strategic partnerships that spurred Logoworks rapid growth and positioned it for a successful sale to HP. Some of the partnerships included Staples, eBay, Network Solutions, HP, Legalzoom and Intuit. Clarke was at Logoworks from August 2004 – April 2008.
Clarke joined vSpring Capital in 2002 after working as a financial analyst for Ford Motor Company. Clarke worked at vSpring in a very active investment period for the fund and opened up vSpring’s first satellite office in New Mexico with Paul Ahlstrom. Clarke also helped develop many of the initial modeling and diligence tools for vSpring.
Clarke received a B.S. in Finance from Brigham Young University. Clarke has been an active angel investor. Clarke is currently on the boards of Ecoscraps, Dropship.com and WAVE Energy.