Steve Clarke

Profile

EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW:

35 years of business, leadership and program management experience

33 year retired senior military officer

27 years in a senior management role

27 years of strategic corporate planning, finance and operations experience

27 years of experience interfacing with customers and government officials

22 years of private sector experience

18 years as a CEO / COO / COS

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: 

Senior executive with thirty-five years of leadership, strategic planning, operations, and organizational development experience.  Demonstrated success in optimizing organizational processes, producing significant productivity improvements and maximum profitability.  Known for transforming good organizations into great ones. 

Leader for tough times.  Analytical, fact based decision-maker.  Extensive experience building, turning around, and operating organizations.  Strong track record of innovation and success in enhancing bottom line.  Delivers leadership excellence, team management, proven resource maximization methodology, and innovative operational efficiency. 

Visionary leader and highly capable change-agent that refines and revitalizes strategies, policies, procedures, and facilitates solutions driven team collaboration.  Experienced building and leading multi-disciplinary teams while mentoring and creating professional environments that deliver decisive actions and optimal results.  Proactive problem preventer. 

Skilled strategist who translate critical and complex challenges into an effective plan, executes that plan and benchmarks performance against key operational goals.  Thrives on challenges and difficult situations.  Able to develop lasting partnerships and constructive working relationships with key stakeholders, other senior leaders, and team members.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Profit & Loss Management

Program Management

Finance & Business Operations

Leadership and Decision Making

Change Management

Continuous Improvement

Strategic Planning / Alliances

Organizational Development

Aviation Operations & Readiness

Manned Aircraft & UAV’s

Special Warfare Operations

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Global War on Terror Veteran.  Led $250 million Naval Aviation readiness National Defense Asset program considered critical to the war in Iraq.  Recognized for "heroic actions that significantly enhanced Operation Iraqi Freedom readiness".  Operational goals achieved one year sooner than expected by National Command Authority.

Reduced annual production / overhaul cost from $180 million to $59 million in three years.

Led division ranked 1 of 13 for unparalleled productivity and results.

Managed operations of nine geographically dispersed divisions employing 1,450 people, with $2 billion in equipment and facilities and $550 million annual operating budget.

Documented program savings in excess of $300 million over ten year period.

Realized operating cost savings of $90 million over a four-year period.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Director

BAE Systems, Inc.   

2009 - 2011

Executive Leadership Team member chartered to institutionalize new strategic initiative and capability.  Facilitated change in company’s approach to life cycle management, readiness, sustainment, and product support.  Improved company’s overall operations and financial performance through process improvements, training and leadership oversight.

President & COO

Strategic Performance Group, Inc.

2004 - 2009

Technology management company serving public and private clients with concentrations in program management, strategic planning, operations, organizational development, national security affairs, mergers and acquisitions, logistics, and change management.

Principal Staff Manager

Concurrent Technologies Corporation

2000 - 2004

Senior executive and program manager for company specializing in operations, best business practices, business re-engineering, logistics and technology transfer.  Duties and responsibilities included contract deliverables, personnel, processes, business development, customer interface and business unit financial performance.

Managing Director

Ryan Asset Capital     

1996 - 2000

Private equity and management company specializing in providing program management, strategic planning, profit and loss, process improvement, mergers and acquisitions, organizational development expertise into underperforming companies in the defense and private sector industries. 

Captain

U.S. Navy  (Active Duty & Reserves)

1977 - 2009

Naval Aviation career includes 32 years of active and reserve duty, with 10 years of command experience.  Operational experience includes six aircraft carrier battle group deployments, one USMC expeditionary deployment and a recall to active duty in support of the Global War on Terror.

Command experience includes unmanned aviation vehicle acquisition, engineering and support; simulation and training; aviation depot operations, engineering, logistics, retrofit and upgrades; mobile maintenance training teams and special warfare operations support.

Technical area of expertise includes all aspects of advanced manned and unmanned aviation vehicle technology systems development, acquisition and support, including: organizational, intermediate and depot level maintenance and repair of airframes, systems, components, and propulsion systems; R&D; engineering; production; training; operations; manpower; logistics; and life cycle support.

EDUCATION

MS Management / Business Administration, Naval Postgraduate School

BA Political Science, Western Maryland College

ADDITIONAL TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS

Active TS/SCI Clearance

Graduate of: Joint Special Operations University; Joint Forces Staff College; Army Logistics Management College; Commander, Naval Air Forces ORM University; Naval Aviation Safety Officers School

Completed following military courses:  Joint Planning Orientation Course; Joint Course on Logistics; Joint Operations Planning and Execution System; Joint Interagency Coordination Group; Joint Staff Business Processes; Joint Anti-Terrorism Course; Joint Force Air Component Operations; Joint Critical Infrastructure Protection; Joint Global Command and Control System; Multinational Logistics Course; Navy Executive Business Course; Navy Strategic Communications Seminar

Completed the requirements for the following DAWIA qualifications: Business, Cost Estimating & Financial Management - Level II; Facilities Engineering - Level II; Program Manager - Level I; Life Cycle Logistics - Level I; Production, Quality & Manufacturing - Level I; Information Technology -  Level I; Test & Evaluation - Level I

Education

Education

MS

Naval Postgraduate School

Top Secret/SCI

DoD