With more than a decade of experience in starting new ventures, Michael Clark's success has been publicly recognised by several prestigious organizations. In 2011, he received Pulse magazine's award for “People to Watch”; and the following year he won Worcester Business Journal's “Business Profile Owner” award, as well as being a recipient of Worcester Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” section. Most recently he was noted in the publication's “Best of Business” award section in 2016.
In 2004 Clark founded Cinch IT, serving as CEO for 11 years. Cinch IT sells computer hardware, software, and managed services plans to some 100 clients. Around the same time, he also launched Clark Empire, a sister company that took care of Cinch IT's marketing presence. Clark Empire is still operating today with Clark at the helm, while Cinch IT was sold in 2015 when, at the time, the business was generating in excess of US$2million p/a.
Not limiting himself to a single sector, Clark has also founded: A junk removal company; A waxing business called, Waxing in the City; A training and coaching venture for start-ups called, Mike Clark Training; And an exotic car rental company called, StatusRide. StatusRide grew to generate annual revenue of more than US$1million over four years before being acquired in 2013.
Throughout his self-made career, Clark has openly shared his skills and inspiration with others looking to achieve their own business goals. Culminating his expertise, Clark's latest venture, 1 on 1 Networking, provides a new approach to networking groups that incorporates interesting social media tactics and expert guidance for nurturing newfound connections.
On a personal front, Clark's passion is to help homeless and abused dogs. He works with agencies in Aruba that find homes for homeless dogs by flying a dog with him back to the US for placement each time he travels for vacation. He continues to donate money and provide free technical support to multiple non-profit agencies championing this cause.