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Theodore Clark

B.S. '84

President and Founder
Qualitas Associates (Boston, MA)


Mr. Theodore A. Clark is the President and Founder at Qualitas Associates, LLC. At the firm, he works with Founders, Owners and Partners to improve their performance in fund management, firm management, franchise management, and investor management. Mr. Clark’s has been active in the venture capital and private equity business for over 20 years. He was a Managing Director at the Boston office of HarbourVest Partners, LLC which Mr. Clark joined in 1990 as an Analyst focusing on fund of funds investing. Over the course of 17 years, he played a leadership role, ultimately as a Managing Director, in developing the firm's United States private equity business. Mr. Clark was involved in all aspects of portfolio strategy, due diligence, portfolio development and monitoring as well as team management.

Board Affiliations

He serves on the Advisory Boards of a number of United States venture capital firms and private equity partnerships, including funds managed by Abingworth LLP, Advent International Corporation, Battery Ventures, Capital Resource Partners, Castle Harlan Partners, Castle Harlan Australian Mezzanine Partners (CHAMP), Dolphin Equity Partners, Frontenac Company, Geocapital Partners, Greenbriar Equity Group, HM Capital Partners LLC, New Enterprise Associates, and Telecom Partners. He is also a Trustee of Babson College.


Mr. Clark holds an M.B.A. from Babson College in 1994 and a B.S. in Business Economics from Cornell University in 1984.