Gary Clarke

CEO and CFO in Arizona

Gary Clarke

CEO and CFO in Arizona

With over twenty-six years of experience, I have built and led high-growth, venture-backed companies in Cleantech, Clean Energy, Biotech, MedTech, and SaaS.

As the CFO In Residence at Mach49, a global venture builder for the G-2000, I leverage financial engineering and creativity to facilitate growth by creating, organizing, and financing new ventures to generate substantial benefits for their shareholders. I work closely with these ventures to refine their business models, financial plans, and strategies to inform crucial decisions related to the financial operations and design of the new venture while mentoring their leaders in personal and professional growth.

My previous experience includes founding, serving as President, and CEO of Trelar Logistics Inc. This SaaS company developed a vocational trucking logistics marketplace and distributed workflow application, which led to Trelar's acquisition by HaulHub in March 2020. Additionally, after leaving Hy9 Corporation (Strategic Exit, 2015), where I served as President and CEO, I founded Helio Logix to provide interim CFO services to clients in IoT, Energy, Genomics, and SaaS, helping to raise over $65M in equity and debt.

Before my work with Hy9, I worked with Dr. Stephen Wolfram to launch Wolfram|Alpha, the world's first computational knowledge engine. Before working with Wolfram |Alpha, I led business development for Amazon Kindle periodicals during launch, which grew to a $1B ARR line of business. Before moving into the tech industry, 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, $400M in equity raises, the first SaaS IPO, and generating over $3B in aggregate revenues.

Outside of my professional endeavors, I have served honorably in Army Special Operations for nine years, 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, I moved with my fiancee to the desert southwest to support her job as a scientist, where we enjoy rescuing Boxer dogs, growing citrus, and handling angry rattlesnakes.

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