John U. Clarke joined Turnbridge in 2011 and is a Partner and member of the firm’s Investment Committee. His responsibilities are focused on strategic, operational and development initiatives. Prior to joining Turnbridge, Mr. Clarke was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NATCO Group Inc., a publicly traded global oilfield equipment manufacturer and related services provider. Prior to accepting the CEO role, Mr. Clarke was an independent director of NATCO from 2000 to 2004.
During a three decade period beginning in the mid-1970s, Mr. Clarke has served as a senior executive in several large, publicly-traded, energy-related companies, including Transco Energy Company, Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., and Dynegy Inc. Mr. Clarke also served as a Managing Director of Simmons & Company from 1996 to 1997. Currently, Mr. Clarke serves as Chairman of Cimarron Energy, Inc., and as a Director of Impact Selector International. Previously, Mr. Clarke served as Executive Chairman of Flare Industries DBA Aereon, and on the Boards of Allied Horizontal Wireline Services and Pipe Pros as well as public companies: Allwaste, Penn Virginia Corporation, Harvest Natural Resources, Houston Exploration Company, Glori Energy, Tesco Corp., and Thermon Holdings in addition to a number of private companies.
Mr. Clarke earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Texas and a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.