David Clark is a Director at ArkMalibu, where his prior corporate development, management consulting, and M&A experience allow him to lead clients during all stages of the sell-side transaction process. David has worked on close to $1 billion of transactions across manufacturing and distribution, software-as-a-service (SaaS), logistics, and staffing industries. He is responsible for leading middle market business owners through M&A processes, providing valuation and strategic planning advice, and conducting financial modeling and buyer research to maximize results for ArkMalibu clientele.
David started his career as a member of General Electric’s Financial Management Program, a two-year intensive rotational program that combines a rigorous course curriculum with a variety of focused job assignments to build future finance leaders. He also spent two years executing over a dozen strategic acquisitions for a multi-billion dollar manufacturing company in Chicago. Most recently, David worked as a management consultant where he drove $25 million in cost-cutting initiatives for manufacturing companies and led finance organizations’ strategic planning processes before getting back into mergers and acquisitions by joining ArkMalibu.
David graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati’s Lindner College of Business where he earned a BBA in both Finance and Accounting. Away from ArkMalibu, David enjoys spending time with his wife (Molly), son (Jack), and daughter (Annie). David is also an avid golfer and served on two advisory boards at the University of Cincinnati (Advanced Transition Services Program and the Carl H. Lindner Honors Plus Program). He is also on the board for Cincinnati’s chapter of the Exit Planning Institute.