David Clarke
Summit Alumni

David Clarke

CEO & Co-Founder, BGT Partners

David Clarke is a pioneer in using technology and data to connect people and brands. As CEO & Co-Founder of BGT Partners, Clarke created BGT in 1996 to deliver innovative, digital solutions to global brands. Known for his entrepreneurial spirit and focus on tangible results, he built an agency that is driven by analytics, delivering value across al... more

David's Bio

David Clarke is a pioneer in using technology and data to connect people and brands. As CEO & Co-Founder of BGT Partners, Clarke created BGT in 1996 to deliver innovative, digital solutions to global brands. Known for his entrepreneurial spirit and focus on tangible results, he built an agency that is driven by analytics, delivering value across all components of the customer lifecycle. 

Under Clarke’s leadership, BGT has emerged as a leader in providing integrated digital solutions, and is now one of the largest privately held agencies in the country. Clarke’s passion for client satisfaction has been the catalyst for BGT’s evolution, resulting in the firm’s double-digit growth every year since he co-founded the agency. He was one of the first digital pioneers to group digital strategy with analytics – and continues to leverage data to optimize and enhance brand performance across all digital and social avenues.

Considered an Internet visionary, Clarke has received acclaim within the industry, including: 

- 2012 & 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, Ernst & Young 

- 2012 Top 100 Power Leader, South Florida Business Journal

 - 2012, 2011 & 2010 Top 50 Entrepreneur, Business Leader

 - 2011 Top 25 National Digital Leader & Innovator, iMedia Connection

- 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year, South Florida Business Journal

- 2011 Ultimate CEO, South Florida Business Journal

- 2011 Top 50 Entrepreneur, Business Leader

- 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, Ernst & Young

- 2010 20 Under 40, Miami Herald

- 2010 40 Under 40, South Florida Business Journal

 Clarke has evolved BGT to grow beyond a mere digital agency to a true strategic advisor to its clients, helping them build and maintain their Web and social-marketing infrastructure, as well as optimize their interactive assets, channels and campaigns. He also achieved for BGT what few agencies have accomplished: to be a Google Analytics Premium, Microsoft Gold and Adobe Omniture partner; and to be the winningest agency in BtoB Magazine's 10 Great Sites list from 2009-2011.

A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Clarke is committed to giving back to the community. He also supports the South Florida Interactive Marketing Association (SFIMA), is a member of YPO, sits on the Cultural Foundation of Broward board and donates his time and resources to numerous other charities. Clarke is also a boardmember of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) Miami Chapter, and is scheduled to be Chapter Chair in 2015. Additionally, Clarke is a featured writer in numerous publications, including: Ad Age, BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, iMedia Connection and The Miami Herald.  

To connect with David Clarke, please visit twitter.com/dlclarke, facebook.com/bgtpartners and twitter.com/bgtpartners.

 

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