Washington (January 29, 2009)FOCUS LLC, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announces Gareth Clarke has joined FOCUS as a Senior Advisor in the Atlanta, GA office. Mr. Clarke is a seasoned, internationally experienced CEO with a diverse background in revolutionizing markets by commercializing breakthrough technology. He has demonstrated the ability to grow businesses in sectors dominated by major competitors, particularly in the healthcare industry.

“We are delighted that Gareth has agreed to work with us in the Senior Advisor capacity. His years of experience, particularly in the healthcare industry, will benefit our firm greatly,” said Jonathan Wilfong, regional managing partner of FOCUS.

Until recently, Clarke served as Chief Executive at Inviro Medical Devices, an innovative medical device start-up in Atlanta, Georgia. His comprehensive business plan transformed Inviro from a R&D operation to a fully functional commercial organization.

Prior to his role at Inviro, Clarke served as president of Columbia Crest Consulting, a firm focused on developing strategies to increase enterprise value. Additionally, Clarke held senior management, marketing and finance positions with the London International Group, a United Kingdom stock exchange listed company that was a global leader in the surgical glove and family planning markets. He served as a member of the company’s board of directors and was the driving force behind the global growth of the Biogel surgical glove business.

Clarke received an honors degree in economics from the University of London. In addition, he is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Management Accountants; a member of the UK’s Institute of Directors and holds a diploma in marketing from the UK’s Institute of Marketing. He also serves as a Board Member of Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta.


FOCUS LLC provides a range of middle market investment banking services with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and corporate finance. FOCUS is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. FOCUS specializes in business units with transactions or revenues in the $5-300 million range, serving entrepreneurs, corporate owners and various types of investors across a broad range of industries, throughout the U.S. and worldwide. FOCUS bankers are seasoned operating and financial executives with extensive transaction experience. Securities transactions conducted by Wm. H. Murphy & Co., Inc. registered Broker Dealer member FINRA/SIPC. For more information on FOCUS, visit www.focusbankers.com.

Kahla Cooper is the Director of Marketing at FOCUS. In this role, Ms. Cooper designs and implements the overall marketing strategy. Ms. Cooper works with each industry team leader to define programs in order to promote and brand FOCUS’ suite of capabilities.