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MBA in Finance and Marketing from Illinois Institute of Technology
BS in Economics from Northern Illinois University
Mr. Clark is an experienced business builder and senior operational executive. He has deep expertise in the areas of operational leadership, sales leadership and M&A. Over his 20-year executive career he has led and mobilized teams in hyper-competitive corporate and entrepreneurial cultures. Additionally, he has built businesses organically from zero to $300M per year in large matrixed corporate environments such as RR Donnelley; where he held the position of Corporate Vice President reporting to the COO. Mr. Clark has also been the Senior Vice President and Corporate Strategy head for Hoshizaki America. Currently, Mr. Clark is Chairman and CEO of CEG, LLC a lower middle market private equity firm.
Hoshizaki America is a global food service equipment manufacturer with $3B in revenue. Mr. Clark led and executed a corporate-wide strategy focused on future growth, employee development, and cultural transformation. He was a key executive that led the company to record sales and profits in 2015.
CEG, LLC is a private equity investment and M&A holding company. With CEG, Mr. Clark leads all capital raises, capital structure and deal sourcing. Recently Mr. Clark sourced, led and closed a complex transaction with an enterprise value of $300M in the industrial manufacturing space. Mr. Clark plays an integral role in recruiting executive talent for his holding companies, such as the COO, head of sales, CFO and CEO.
Mr. Clark sits on several for profit and not for profit boards including Boys and Girls Club of Chicago, IIT Stuart School of Business and SG360. He has an MBA in Finance and Marketing from IIT; and a BS in Economics from Northern Illinois University. Mr. Clark resides in Chicago.
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