Dave Clarke

Dave Clarke


Vice President / Owner / Chief Operating Officer - Banyan Consulting Group DBA Covington Senior Living
Accomplishments – I have been an active consultant to the business since its inception in 2016 and came on as an equity partner in 2018. I’m actively working to develop new management approaches, Accounting practices as well as negotiating operating and equity agreements with new partners for our management company Covington Senior Living.  I’m also involved in the following elements of the day to day operations, accounting, human resources, marketing, risk management, forecasting, SEO strategies, policies and procedures, and business planning for the company.   We currently part own and operate 9 senior living properties in the state of Utah.

President / Owner — A Level Ventures, LLC DBA Beehive Homes of Vernal, Naples and Maeser
Accomplishments – Purchased and turned around three struggling Assisted Living facilities in Vernal, UT.  Implemented a whole new business practices and management tactics.  Went from 65% occupied and heavy losses to break even in 6 months and have sustained 95% occupancy and strong year over year growth ever since.  We implemented new systems, measures, and accountability within the business to ensure that the resident was the focal point of our business.  Believing that as long as we do what’s right for our resident that would be ultimately what was right for the business.  That focus on resident care and building relationships with the families changed the culture of the business and it went from over 100% staff turn over to 30% turn over annually.  I have created a strong reputation in the community as a result of those efforts. We know enjoy  multiple strong referral relationships and have enjoyed a waiting list for the last 3 years. To this day I’m very involved with the business and manage the operations, accounting, staffing, marketing, etc.  

President / CEO — Franklin Mill, LLC FM Wholesale | FM Retail                                                                           Accomplishments - Built an international manufacturing / wholesale / retail business from the ground up. Started the business in 2010 at and sold the business fall 2014 with sales 1.9 million annually. Sourced Manufacturing in China and Vietnam.  Developed and managed a national sales force of over 100 people comprised of 13 sales rep agencies.  Negotiated distribution contracts in 6 countries. Created custom products and I hold 7 patents those products that are being sold worldwide today. Traveled to China to set up quality control measures and production schedules.  Managed a just in time inventory model with over 200 products.  Managed imports, exports, customs, compliance, shipping, warehousing, design and customer service.  We developed a customer base of over 5,000 comprised of retail and wholesale.  Dealt with changing markets, growth of the online market, hiring/firing, negotiations, contracts, complicated AP/AR, heavy government compliance and regulations. We receive industry and client recognition for our packaging, Design, and product sales and became steady planogram customers for many larger clients: Staples, Barnes & Noble, Boarders, Books-a-million. Etc.              

Risk Manager / Insurance Producer - The Leavitt Group & Grant Hatch & Associates.  Leavitt Group

Worked as a risk consultant for the Leavitt group which was the 3rd largest independent insurance and risk management agency in the nation.  I specialized in the Fields of Assisted Living, Construction, Energy and Municipal Bonds.  I became the first million-dollar producer in the state of Utah in over 20 years during my final year with the Leavitt Group and earned my Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) designation. Worked closely with over 60 different assisted living accounts including the master account for the largest senior living franchise in the country during my tenor.  I was able to negotiate special terms and coverage with Great American Insurance Company to create and in house assisted living program.  The allowed our agency to provide broader and better coverage and preferred pricing that was only available through me. I became an expert at managing risk and was asked to sit on the Workers Compensation Funds Agent advisory council for the State of Utah. I had the opportunity to work closely with many amazing CEO and CFO that ran company with sales ranging from $5,000,000 to over 500,000,000 in annual revenues.  I was asked to participate in the annual advisory conferences, provided bonds for government construction projects, create risk management programs, employment practices guidelines, policies and procedures, safety programs for many of my clients. This experience allowed me to become very familiar with different management styles, accounting practices, marketing strategies and operating structures of many amazing companies and wise business leaders in the western united states.     

Insurance Agent / State Farm — Elaine Runyan State Farm.   State Farm
Worked as insurance agent for State Farm for 2 years.  Became Licensed in Property and Casualty as well as life and health.  I was in charge of managing the office, compliance and sales for our agency.  I was responsible for producing 80% of all new business while employed in that office.

Congressional Assistant / Constituent Services - Congressman Jim Hansen State of Utah.   
Worked as a staff member in the Ogden Utah Congressional Office.  My primary job was to serve the local constituents primarily those with issues related to Veterans affairs, public policy issues and Social Security concerns.  I was on occasion tasked with making a press release for the Congressman if he was away and a state matter needed attention.                            
Education: University of Utah    
Business Finance         

Education: Weber State University
Sales & Finance / General Education                        

Volunteer Experience 
Board of Advisors – Golden Age & Brain Exercise Center, Uintah Basin                    
I have served as a volunteer and as a member of the Board of Advisors for The Golden Age  Brain Exercise Center for the seniors of the greater Uintah Basin.