Clark Capital Management Group

Clark Capital Management Group
One Liberty Place, 53rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone - Toll-Free: 800.766.2264
Phone: 215.569.2224
Fax: 215.569.3639

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Harry Clark, CFP®
Executive Chairman

Harry Clark

Harry established Clark Capital Management Group as an Independent Registered Investment Advisory Firm in 1986. He began his career in 1970 at Hornblower, Weeks, Hemphill, Noyes followed by Blythe Eastman Dillon, Paine Webber and lastly Merrill Lynch.

Desiring to provide the highest quality service to investors, Harry emphasized independent market research and in-depth economic analysis. He founded Clark Capital as an independent asset manager with the objective of helping advisors deliver successful outcomes to their clients. Through the development of traditional and innovative investment strategies that address the opportunities and challenges of constantly changing markets, Clark Capital is committed to helping investors remain on course toward achieving their goals.

Harry has often been sought after for commentary and interpretation of the markets. He has been a frequent guest on CNBC and CNN™ and has contributed to articles in a number of nationally distributed business journals and newspapers including Business Week, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and the Financial Times.

At Clark Capital Harry serves as a Member of the Investment Committee, the Board of Directors, and the Executive Committee. Harry earned his B.S. and M.S. from Villanova University and holds the CFP designation.

Brendan Clark, CFA®
Chief Executive Officer

Brendan Clark

Brendan is Chief Executive Officer of Clark Capital Management Group. As the Firm’s leader in defining and executing its vision and strategy, Brendan is tasked with aligning Clark Capital’s mission with its stakeholders’ needs. He oversees all of the Firm’s business lines, including custom-tailored strategies for high-net-worth investors, 40 Act products and strategist model delivery, and works to develop and enhance strategic partnerships while creating opportunities for growth. Brendan’s leadership of the Executive Team ensures that Clark Capital maintains its consistent, firm-wide focus on delivering world-class asset management strategies and services to advisors and investors.

Brendan joined Clark Capital in 2001 and held positions of increasing responsibility, including Executive Vice President of Business Development. In this capacity, he played a key role in significantly increasing the Firm’s assets under management. Most recently as President, Brendan led the transformation of Clark Capital into a world-class asset management firm, directing all business development and marketing efforts and overseeing the creation and execution of key strategic relationships with broker-dealer partners and national platforms. He earned a B.S. in Economics from the University of Delaware, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA® Institute and the CFA® Society of Philadelphia.

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K. Sean Clark, CFA®
Chief Investment Officer

Sean Clark

As Clark Capital’s Chief Investment Officer, Sean oversees all of the Firm’s investment activities and heads the firm’s portfolio team. Sean joined the firm in 1993 and is responsible for asset allocation and investment selection for Navigator Investment Solutions as well as directing ongoing market research and contributing to the development of proprietary products. Sean is a member of the Clark Capital Investment Committee and the Executive Committee. He graduated from the University of Delaware, earning a B.S. and an M.A. in Economics. Sean holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute (formerly AIMR) and the Financial Analysts of Philadelphia, Inc. Sean is considered an industry expert and is often asked to appear on CNBC and Bloomberg television to share his views on the market. In addition, Sean has been featured in a number of articles in nationally distributed business journals and newspapers.

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