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Jeffrey Clark

Jeffrey D. Clark

Title: Chairman and CEO

Company: J.D. Clark and Associates and Praesideo Funds

Location: Ogden, Utah

Educational Background:

BS, Accounting, Utah State University, 1982

Huntsman School Interactions:

Distinguished Executive Alumnus Award - October 2, 2013
Entrepreneur Leadership Series - Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Leaders Talking to Leaders Speaker - September 20, 2012
Executive Leadership Speaker - April 13, 2011
Professional Achievement Award Recipient - 2005

National Advisory Board Member 2006-2014


Jeff Clark started J. D. Clark & Company and the Praesideo Funds in January of 1991. J. D. Clark provides administrative, tax, financial accounting and compliance solutions for hedge funds and funds of hedge funds. Praesideo Funds manages hedge funds invested both domestically and internationally. Mr. Clark's companies are headquartered in Utah with offices in New York and Grand Cayman. Collectively, J. D. Clark & Company and the Praesideo Funds invest and administer in excess of $10 billion.

After earning a bachelor's in accounting at Utah State in 1982, Mr. Clark began his career at KPMG in Seattle where he worked in their audit and small business advisory practice. He later served for several years as the vice president of finance for the Cascade Funds and Rainier Partners as well as the CFO of the Genesee Funds.

Mr. Clark and his wife, Bonnie, have five children. The Clark family enjoys many diverse interests. He likes to unwind on his Harley as well as riding horses, skiing, boating, and family activities. Mrs. Clark and the girls are all beauty pageant winners. His sons share in his vintage car enthusiasm, and his eldest son is currently attending Utah State University.

Mr. Clark is also active in community service as a board member of the Weber Foundation where he chairs its Business Development Committee. He is also the chairman of the Utah Junior Miss Board of Directors and a board member of Habitat for Humanity in Ogden, Utah. Mr. and Mrs. Clark fund a Jon M. Huntsman School of Business scholarship.

Related Huntsman News Articles:

Jeffrey and Bonnie Clark Provide $6 Million Leadership Gift to Help Establish the Jeffrey D. Clark Center for Entrepreneurship (The Huntsman Post - October 2013)
The Jeffery D. Clark Center for Entrepreneurship (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2013)
Breaking Ground on Huntsman Hall (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2013)
Distinguished Executive Alumnus: Jeffrey D. Clark (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2013)
Voice: Jeff Clark (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2011)


Leaders Talking to Leaders: September 20, 2012

Executive Leadership Speaker Series: April 13, 2011