Gary Clarke

CEO and CFO in Arizona

Gary Clarke

CEO and CFO in Arizona

Peripatetic mentor, force multiplier, 5x CEO, CFO, and Board Member with over twenty-five years of experience building and leading high-growth, venture-backed companies and novel technologies for companies operating in Cleantech, CleanEnergy, Biotech, and SaaS.

I am presently the CFO In Residence at Mach49, a global venture builder for the G-2000. I provide strategic and tactical finance expertise and strategy consulting to multiple new ventures incubated at clients, including Xerox PARC, Goodyear, Hines, Anglo-American Mining, Tonomus, TDK, and others.

My previous work includes being the Founder, President, and CEO of Trelar Logistics Inc., a SaaS company focused on vocational trucking logistics that HaulHub acquired in 2020. Before Trelar, I worked as strategic CXO for Helio Logix, working with clients in IoT, Energy, Biotech, and SaaS.

Before Helio Logix, I was President and CEO of Hy9 Corporation (Strategic Exit, 2015), where we patented and commercialized the first pure-hydrogen liquid fuel processor for PEM fuel cells. Before joining Hy9, I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Stephen Wolfram to launch the world’s first computational knowledge engine, Wolfram|Alpha.

Before joining the wolfram project, I led business development on the Kindle launch team at Amazon, leading Kindle periodicals to a $1B line of business. Early in my career, I served as an executive in engineering, sales, and operations with notable companies, including SPRY, Netscape Communication, Vignette, and USinternetworking, achieving over $5B in exits, $300M in equity raises, the first SaaS IPO, and generating over $3B in aggregate revenues.

Before moving into tech, I was a commercial pilot and served honorably for nine years in Army Special Operations. I earned a PMD from Harvard Business School, a BS in Sociology from the College of Charleston, and hold a multi-engine, instrument, commercial pilot rating.

In 2020 we left Austin for good to move to the desert southwest, where we rescue Boxer dogs, grow citrus and snuff angry rattlesnakes.

  • Work
    • CEO, CFO
  • Education
    • Harvard Business School
    • College of Charleston
    • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
    • JFK Special Warfare School