CHRIS CLARKE - CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, PUREGROWTH GROUP

Children of Fallen Patriots Board of Advisors, Advisor

In 2011, Chris founded Pure Growth Group. Pure creates, invests in, and advises businesses that change the status quo. Pure is the parent company of Pure Growth Consultancy, a digitally-led advertising, brand and innovation company; and of Pure Ventures, a division designed to build and invest in sustainable businesses. 

In 2015, Chris co-founded a line of youth-focused sunscreen products called Pure Sun Defense, along with co-founders Hugh Jackman and Sabrina Peterson.  Pure Sun Defense was launched in partnership with Marvel, Disney and Universal Studios and is currently distributed at Walmart, Target, Safeway, Albertsons, H.E.B., KMART, and other retailers.  

In 2016, Chris co-founded, along with Sabrina Peterson, Pure Growth Organic - an affordable organic snack and food company. Pure Growth Organic launched in Walmart nationwide in February 2016.  All products are USDA Organic and proudly made in the USA. 

Prior to founding Pure Growth Group, Chris founded Pure Creative. It quickly expanded into seven offices, from Melbourne to Beijing, and became one of the hottest creative agencies in the world. Clients included Mars Inc., Procter and Gamble, Coca-Cola, and the Australian Tourist Commission. Pure Creative was sold to Leo Burnett in 2000. 

 Chris founded Nitro in Shanghai in 2001, redefining the advertising industry by vertically integrating holistic industry offerings: innovation, brand strategy, traditional advertising and digital advertising. Nitro quickly became a global network with seven offices around the world with a client base that included Mars Inc., Nike, Unilever and Coca-Cola. In 2009, after being the most awarded agency in the world, Nitro merged with Sapient, creating SapientNitro, which became the largest independent advertising and digital agency in the world. When SapientNitro sold to Publicis Groupe for $3.7billion it had 11,500 employees and 35 offices around the world.