Ted Clark is the Executive Director of the Northeastern University Center for Family Business.
Ted Clark received his MBA from Clark University, in Worcester, and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Maine. He teaches Entrepreneurship and has taught in the College's Coop MBA, High-Tech MBA program and has also taught at Clark University's Graduate School of Management and Fisher College.
In addition to having been involved with the family business on Cape Cod, Professor Clark has been involved with a number of start-up companies and has held positions in marketing, sales, product management and product development. He has experience in the Internet and unregulated energy industries, and as an independent consultant, he specialized in business-to-business strategy development and marketing and has worked with clients in software development, medical billing, and financial services.
Ted is married, has two children and lives in Upton, Massachusetts.
- MBA, Clark University
- BS in Industrial Technology, University of Southern Maine
- Clark, E. (2019). Understanding Family Business: Patterns of Ownership and Succession. The Business Workbook.
- Friar, J., Clark, E., Eddleston, K. (2013). Ruma’s Fruit and Gift Basket: Will Dad Ever Talk to Me? Case Research Journal, 33(2).
- Clark, E., Friar, J. (2013). Mid-State Trucking and Storage (9B13M036 ed., pp. 9). Ivey Publishing.
- Clark, E. (2012). Goodwin Sporting Goods (9b12M036w ed., pp. 3). Ivey Publishing.
- Clark, E. (2012). Goodwin Sporting Goods (9b12M036w ed.). Ivey Publishing.
- Clark, Edmund (Presenter Only), Geiben Lynn, Jessica (Presenter Only), Marshall Harris, Paul (Presenter Only), “Unwrapping Complexity within the Family Business”, Center for Family Business, Weston MA. (February 6, 2013).
- Clark, Edmund (Presenter Only), Feth, Shauna (Presenter Only), Houden, Deb (Presenter Only), Van Der Vliet, Daniel (Presenter Only), Family Firm Institute Annual Conference, “Lessons Learned From the Frontlines: Navigating the Turbulent Waters: Where Academia Meets Business”, Family Firm Institute, Brussels. (October 20, 2012).
Research & Teaching Interests
Clark’s teaching interests include entrepreneurship, small business management, the management of family businesses, and marketing.
Industry & Academic Experience
Clark is Executive Director of the Center for Family Business. He has extensive experience consulting with family businesses and has worked in family businesses. He was also the Director of the School’s $60k Business Plan Competition. Clark has worked with many successful startups on the development of their business plans and has written business plans to acquire startup and operational funding. He has also been involved with a number of start-up companies and has held positions in marketing, sales, product management, and product development. As an independent consultant, he is specialized in business-to-business strategy development and marketing. Clark has worked with clients in software development, medical billing, and financial services. He also has experience in the Internet and unregulated energy industries.
Services to the Profession
Clark sits on the Board of Advisors of a major family business and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Family Firm Institute, New England Chapter (FFI NEC). He is also a member of the FFI NEC educational program committee and membership committee. Clark is the co-chair of the Massachusetts Family Business Awards program and belongs to a number of organizations, including the Family Firm Institute (FFI) and Chambers of Commerce. He is also the editor of the Northeastern University Family Business Quarterly, (FBQ).