Clark Parsons

Managing Director Berlin School of Creative Leadership USA

Clark is the Managing Director of the Berlin School, with special focus on marketing, communications and strategy. A native of Alabama in the U.S., he began his career as a newspaper journalist (Daily Variety, The Tennessean, Nashville Banner, Nashville Scene) and later editor-in-chief of a city magazine (Nashville Life). He was awarded a Robert Bosch Fellowship in 1997 and moved to Germany for a year of work in the Film & TV Division of the German state of North Rhine-Westfalia’s Ministry of Post & Telecom. He then had a Bosch Fellowship stage at the Berliner newspaper Der Tagesspiegel.

After deciding to extend his year long stay in Germany (for 13 years and counting), Clark worked as a media Project Manager for the Industrial Investment Council of the New German States, advising foreign Internet companies and broadcasters locating in Berlin such as eBay and the Einstein Channel. After some time as a broadcast media consultant at KPMG/BearingPoint and as Country Manager for an IT business development network, he co-founded Vortel GmbH, a VoIP-telephony company that was later sold to Inter.Net Germany.

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