BIO / CAREER SNAPSHOT:
From the Dorm Room to the Board Room
An award-winning serial entrepreneur who had to use gorilla marketing techniques and sheer determination to overcome poverty in route to achieving tremendous business success, Clay Clark started his first successful business while still a freshman out of his college dorm room at Oral Roberts University. By age 20 he had received national attention when he received the Metro Chamber of Commerce “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” as a result of the success he was experiencing with his entertainment business, DJ Connection.
Laugh and Learn with Clay Clark
In 2007 Clay was able to add the United States Small Business Administration “Entrepreneur of the Year” and the U.S. Chamber “National Blue Ribbon Quality Award” to his resume. Today on a daily basis Clay manages his 5 children and 9 different business entities. Due to his unique ability to inspire people through his unique laugh and learn approach to business, Clay is now a much sought after national speaker, consultant and business coach. Since 1999 he been the entertainer / educator / consultant of choice for companies both big and small including the United States Government Accountability Office, Valspar Paint, Farmers Insurance, Hewlett Packard, Oral Roberts University, Bama Companies, QuikTrip, UPS, and countless small businesses.
With his witty, humorous and relevant delivery style, Clay has a unique ability to connect with today's business professionals in a memorable and impacting way. Since 1999, he has entertained, educated & inspired nearly 1,500 audiences both large and small.
RESUME & AWARDS:
* United States Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year
* U.S. C hamber Blue Ribbon National Quality Award Winner
* Metro Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur of the Year
* Member of the Journal Record's Fast 40 Club (Oklahoma's fastest growing privately held companies)
"I had the pleasure of working Mr. Clark in 2010 when I managed over 2.2 million square feet of downtown office and retail space. I can recommend him highly and without reservation. I had hired Mr. Clark to rebrand the portfolio, and to reach out to prospective tenants. Throughout the course of the campaign, Mr. Clark was a consummate professional. He conducted market research, built a web-site, and coordinated obtaining pictures, print materials, and gaining media attention with-in what I would deem record time. With-in the first week of Mr. Clark going public with the campaign, he generated hundreds of prospective tenants. Mr. Clark's positive attitude is contagious, he is hard worker, and he is genuinely a great guy to work with. I hope that in the near future I will have the opportunity to work with Mr. Clark again."
Featured In the New York Times
Featured In A Washington Post Editorial By Jeff Jarvis
"Serial Entrepreneurship" Nominee for Tulsey Awards
Award-Winning MC / Host of 1,500 + Events For Companies Including (Bama Companies, QuikTrip, American Airlines, countless High Schools, Colleges etc...)
Knot.com "Best of Weddings Winner"
Vice President / Founder of Fears & Clark Realty Group – www.FearsClark.com
Cofounder of the Downtown Tulsa Deco District
Co-owner of Icing On the Top Bakery - www.IcingOnTheTop.com
Author of "Make Your Life Epic - From the Dorm Room to the Board Room"
Founder of DJ Connection – www.djconnectiondallas.com
Founder of Tulsa's Downtown Deco District – www.thompsonphotos.com
Founder of Cherished Traditions Videography – www.CTVideography.com
Founder of the Tulsa Bridal Association – www.TulsaBridalAssociation.org
Co-owner of Epic Photography – www.EpicPhotosTulsa.com
"Hi Clay! WOW!
I just wanted to say thank you again for coming out to speak with us and being flexible with our timings :) The whole event was a success and I have had heard really positive feedback. More importantly, everyone really enjoyed your speech. We had staff talking about your speaking points on Monday and telling us they were going to use the "boomerang of positivity. Hope you enjoyed the resort and hanging out with us Saturday evening. Thanks again and hope to see you soon!"
Human Resources Director
"Everyone had a good time and EVERYONE LOVED CLAY!"
US Cross Attach Manager
"Just completed a contract TONIGHT for $30K over the next 5 months to develop training program curriculum for a non-profit group! BAM! Cartwheels! Clay, you've been a great coach through all this new direction for me. You've taught me how to think like an entrepreneur and not just a salaried worker!""
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