Investment Committee Member
Clete Brewer brings 25 years of experience leading successful startups and publicly traded companies that broadly encompass the service industry, retail, franchising and manufacturing. He has led two IPOs and raised almost US$400 million in public and private financing.
Since 2010, he has served as chairman and CEO of BlueInGreen, a water technology disruptor for the environmental treatment of water and wastewater. Prior to that, Mr. Brewer was president and co-owner of Sport Clips, Inc. During his tenure there, Sport Clips grew from 42 franchised stores to over 675 with revenues of over US$250 million. From 1988 to 2002, he served as president, CEO and co-founder of Staffmark where he led the IPO (STAF:NASDAQ). Under his leadership, the company grew from US$600,000 in sales to over US$1 billion. Mr. Brewer was also chairman of Staffmark and Edgewater Technology.
Clete serves on the boards of several high-growth emerging companies, the Executive Advisory Board at the Sam Walton College of Business and is a co-founder of Gravity Ventures Arkansas Fund. Mr. Brewer graduated from the Walton College of Business in 1987 with a BSBA in finance.