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M. Preston Clarke

Entrepreneur • Advisor Phoenix, Arizona Area, US

Entrepreneur, Business Consultant, avid tennis player, world traveler, and business junkie who believes in doing good.

Entrepreneur, Business Consultant, avid tennis player, world traveler, and business junkie who believes in doing good.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
  • • Product

Involved In

Positions

Managing Partner Arizona Venture Consulting August 2015 - present
Vice President CIC Group LLC March 2010 - present
Director North America Xavier Aston Watches January 2015 - present
Vice President of Finance and Business Intelligence PBMS Group March 2015 - July 2015
Chief Operating Officer Matador Network March 2011 - May 2014
Chief Operating Officer MatadorU March 2011 - May 2014
Senior Vice President Factor Media Group 2007 - 2010
Chief Operating Officer/ Board of Directors Combat Fighting Championships 2006 - 2009
Vice President, Sports Entertainment/ Live Events Global Vision Entertainment 2006 - 2007
UPM/ Producer Realm Studios 2005 - 2006
Director of Client Services Hollywood Car Club 2004 - 2005
Owner Vintage 98 Productions 2003 - 2005
Intern- Private Client Group Merrill Lynch 2002 - 2003
Intern- Mount Snow Marketing and Event Management American Skiing Company 2000 - 2001
Camera Operator/ Videographer Level 1 Productions 1999 - 2001
Owners Assistant Santa Barbara Sailing Center May 2000 - October 2000
Alumni Council- Volunteer Position The Webb Schools 1998 - 2000

Education

University of Arizona - Eller College of Management Business 2009 - 2010
Wheaton College (MA) Economics/ Philosophy 1999 - 2003
British Offshore Sailing School 1999 - 1999
Universidad de Salamanca Spanish Immersion Program 1998 - 1999
Webb School of California 1994 - 1998

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • UI/Design
  • • Engineering
Advisor With
  • • Building a team
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Financial Services
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Travel
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Operations • Business Development • Organizational Development • Strategic Partnerships • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Preston has a wide breadth of experience in operational leadership, strategic planning, new business development, creative development, qualitative and quantitative research and analysis, client service and marketing as a principal in multiple enterprises. In addition to his work in private equity and investment banking, Preston was the COO/CFO for Matador Network, a successful online travel and education company where he designed and implemented a complete restructuring of the company that positioned it for increased growth and success. Prior to Matador, he was the Vice President of Sports Entertainment & Live Events at Global Vision Entertainment where he developed live audience, television, and new business markets.

Preston is actively involved in the local and regional entrepreneurial ecosystem and is passionate about helping early-stage and growth companies succeed. Preston received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wheaton College (Massachusetts) and his Master of Business Administration from the Eller College of Business at the University of Arizona. He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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They're my friends  •  Manager, FP&A, Mesa Air Group and Owner, Bronzmopolitan.
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