Prior to joining Midtown, Mr. Clarke was President and Managing Director of Investment Banking for H.C. Wainwright & Co. During Mr. Clarke's tenure at Wainwright, the firm became the 3rd and 4th leading U.S. placement agent in a number of closed PIPE transactions for the years 2004 and 2005 respectively (source Placementtracker.com). From early 2004, Mr. Clarke served as both the General Securities Principal and the Financial Operations Principal for the firm, as well.
Prior to H.C.Wainwright, Mr. Clarke held the position of producing Branch Manager for several NYSE member firms. Since entering the securities industry in 1984, Mr. Clarke has interfaced with over 100 public companies and assisted in raising in excess of $500 Million in directly placed private capital in addition to advising private companies on the going public process.
Mr. Clarke holds a bachelor's degree in Finance from the E. Claiborne Robbins School of Finance at the University of Richmond.