Clark Sandlin, President/CEO
Hailing from Texas, Clark Sandlin has 31 years of professional technology and business experience, the seeds of which were planted when his mother bought him a Commodore 64 in the early 80’s. Working his way from his first computer job as a Help Desk Analyst at the University of Memphis, Clark now owns Zyrka, which is a technology services company that caters to Private Equity Groups, Hedge Funds, and Family Offices. As a seasoned executive, Clark is known in the industry for maximizing operational excellence and delivering trusted advisory services. Most recently, Clark has been asked to provide several due diligence reports to portfolio companies assessing potential hidden costs cybersecurity gaps and ailing infrastructures.
Clark’s Culture Index work trait assessment has measured him as an “Enterpriser” in the Visionary category: “an assertive self-starter” who “spends their waking moments on future oriented thought” and “excels at accomplishing goals that begin conceptually at first.” Clark’s talents are in seeing the big picture of private equity deals due to his ability of grasping abstract concepts, ideas and possibilities.
Clark holds a degree from the University of Memphis, specializing in Professional and Technical Writing, as well as several professional certifications. He is based out of the Hartford building in downtown Dallas, Texas.
Kempten Schwab, Managing Director
STS Capital Partners
Kempten serves as a Managing Director for STS Capital in an instrumental role as both a strategist and an advisor. Kempten translated his prior experiences into leading global deal teams at STS, guiding clients through M&A in helping exit their private businesses through Selling to StrategicsTM.
An active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Kempten fulfilled the leadership ladder in the Louisiana Chapter and is now in Southern 7. He is an incoming Regional Officer for US Southeast and Caribbean.
Prior to STS, Kempten led a custom software development and professional service company; yielding to the development of commercialized & patentable technologies. Kempten drove numerous internal equity transactions; leveraging commercial finance and client agreements to secure funding and grow the company; ultimately, conducting a strategic liquidation transaction.