Clark Family
  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     Business and Marketing Teacher       Merrillville High School                                  2015 to Present

    • Provide instruction in Business and Marketing at Merrillville High school
    • Manage Dual Credit Education for Ivy Tech
    • Supervised Alternative School

     

    Special Education Teacher                  NW Indiana Special Education Cooperative     2014 to 2015

    • Provide instruction in Biology, Physical Science and Life Science at Merrillville High school
    • Manage a caseload of twenty-six students as Teacher of Record
    • Supervised Freshmen Boys and Girls Basketball games

     

    Instructional Leader-Math                    Merrillville High School                                2013 to 2014

    • Provided additional instruction and guidance for twenty at-risk Freshmen in Math
    • Provided supervision and instructional assistance for the Merrillville In School Suspension program.
    • Supervised Freshmen Boys and Girls Basketball games

     

    Math Instructional Aide                        Merrillville High School                                2012 to 2013

    • Assist in the teaching of Algebra 1A and Algebra 1B. Instruct a small study group of five to ten students per class for the self-paced Algebra 1A and Algebra 1B classes.
    • Supervised Freshmen Boys and Girls Basketball games

     

    Substitute Teacher                               Merrillville School Corporation                    2010 to 2012

    • March 2011, Requested by Clifford Pierce Middle School principal to serve in the Preventing Expulsion Program until the close of school
    • Taught 8th grade Social Studies for 2.5 weeks

     

    Senior Vice President, Finance           Columbia Sussex Corporation                        2008 – 2009

    Reported to the Chief Executive Officer and was responsible for the management and refinancing of $3.2B loans secured by hotels. Managed three direct reports.

    • Week #1: reviewed term sheet on $23.5M loan contract. Halted the transaction to negotiate 0.5% lower rate and 50% reduction in the prepayment penalty, saving $690K, equal to the profit from $3.45 million in revenue. This saved revenue was used to accelerate the use of green products in hotel product improvement plans.
    • Created and led assertive refinancing strategy to extend a $240M loan facility to overcome complications from a related entity bankruptcy and a $125M lawsuit settlement.
    • Created a financing request package to standardize loan proposals to lenders which improved lender response times.

     

    Director, Real Estate Finance              Phillips Edison & Company                            2006 – 2007

    Provided debt financing for all company acquisition and development activities. Returned equity to the firm by refinancing stabilized properties. Managed seven direct reports.

    • Financed the $603M acquisition of 63 shopping centers, in 15 days from contract to closing, using a syndicated credit facility, conduit loans, and $40M in loan proceeds (equal to the profit from $266.6 million in sales) from the refinance of 15 properties. This acquisition increased the properties under management by 32%.
    • Conceived and implemented department growth strategy to stay ahead of the aggressive expansion in acquisition activity. This created 5 new jobs.
    • Supervised the underwriting analysis for acquisitions. Department analyzed 400 properties, an increase of 33% over 2006, enabling the Acquisition Officers to focus on the best properties.
    • Provided $25 million in loan proceeds, equal to profit from $166.6 million in revenue, meeting budgeted targets and timing, enabling the company to buy properties for its own account.
    • Managed relationships with 19 bank lenders providing a $375 million syndicated loan facility and single project financing to keep these lenders interested in lending new money to the company.

    Director, Commercial Lending            Barrington Capital Corporation                       2003 – 2006

    Launched commercial lending division, generating $36M in commercial, industrial and multi-family loans. Average loan = $1.5M. Collaborated with senior level executives to shape corporate strategy.

    • Created marketing strategies to increase commercial division exposure to the real estate industry.
    • Managed, mentored and evaluated new loan officers. Trained commercial loan processor.

     

    Real Estate Project Manager               McCombs Consulting                                    1999 – 2003

    Client: BP ARCO. Responsible for 200 ARCO properties in Los Angeles County. Resolved signage, landscape, parking, and street repair issues identified by District Managers. Managed reconstruction projects for gas stations. Oversaw all aspects of property management, marketing, lease negotiation, contract review, and disposition of properties for sale in the Western U.S.

    • Negotiated the sale of 13 properties worth $6.2 million, equal to the profit from $140.9M in sales.

     

    Real Estate Manager                             Amoco Petroleum Products                        1997 – 1999

    Directed real estate sales and condemnations of Amoco surplus properties for Western territory. Determined market value of real estate assets and analyzed lease and transaction structures.

    • Generated $10.6 million from the sale of terminals and service stations, the profit equivalent of $240 million in revenue. Directed the marketing efforts of seven real estate brokers in the disposal of surplus property.
    • Negotiated lease renewals and early lease terminations for stores in five states.

     

    Real Estate Property Manager            Walgreen Co.                                               1991 – 1997

    Disposed of surplus property by subleasing or early lease terminations, and management of lease options for 900 stores. Presented sublease and lease termination agreements to the Chairman of the Board, Chief Operating Officer and other senior executives.

    • Saved $10.5 million negotiating early lease terminations and subleases for closed locations, equal to the profit of from $324.7 million in revenue generated by fifty-seven stores.

     

    EDUCATION and CREDENTIALS

    MBA in Management and Strategy, Western Governor’s University — Indianapolis, Indiana

    Expected completion December, 2016

    BBA in Finance, Loyola University of Chicago – Chicago, Illinois

     

    Member of Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives

    Member of International Council of Shopping Centers

    Torch Award Recipient (Amoco)

    NASD Registered Representative Series 7

     

    MILITARY EXPERIENCE

    Nuclear Power Program, United States Navy

    Petty Officer Second Class, Machinist’s Mate, Submarine Qualified; Honorable Discharge