David A. Clarke, President / CEO

Clarke Energy Fund Management, LLC

Managing General Partner of Energy Partner’s Fund-IX

(540) 382-5825 Office | (540) 588-5209 Cell/Text | 

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 A Virginia Polytechnic & State University graduate with a degree in Engineering Science & Mechanics and minor in Business, Mr. Clarke has had a long history of entrepreneurship and corporate executive experience including management, sales, marketing, engineering, and manufacturing operations.

Mr. Clarke is President and CEO of Clarke Energy Fund Management, LLC the Managing General Partner that establishes and administers multi-well investment partnerships. He has more than a dozen years of partnership oversight know-how.

Specifically, Mr. Clarke brings to the plate prerequisite knowledge of the oil and gas industry earned through more than two decades of investing in oil and natural gas wells throughout the United States and in successfully forging relationships and gaining trust working with other Oil and Gas Companies. Mr. Clarke has conducted forensic well operations audit investigations and field analyses as an Engineering Consultant for several affiliated Texas-based oil and gas companies. In addition, he has developed numerous Strategic Business Plans for industry players.

Overall, Mr. Clarke’s goal-oriented tenacity, engineering acumen and analytical ability, and penchant to see the big picture in conjunction with his extensive familiarity with the oil and gas industry are advantageous assets to both superintend partnership operations and to direct the evaluation of numerous oil and natural gas exploration and development opportunities.

As a born-again Evangelical Christian with a Judeo-Christian worldview, Mr. Clarke is committed to applying without exception the mores and principles as presented in the Scriptures to all aspects of his life and business conduct. The “Golden Rule” perhaps best characterizes his management philosophy:



"In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you……
Matthew 7:12 A (New American Standard Bible)




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