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Steve Clark


Steve Clark is the Chief Executive Officer of Adept Business Systems.

With deep levels of experience in start-up, growth and turnaround situations, CEO Steve Clark is recognised as one of the software industry's highest achievers. Early in his career he saw the benefits of the emerging relational database model and ran a consultancy business in London advising commercial and government clients on the selection and use of relational database technology. He also co-authored the book Database Systems for Statistical Applications published by HMSO.

Steve is best known in Australia as the founding Managing Director of Oracle Australia. During his 5-year tenure, Oracle Corporation grew global revenue from USD $50 million to USD $1 billion and the Australian subsidiary grew from an initial team of four people to over two hundred across Australia. Under his leadership, Oracle Australia consistently rated at or near the top of the profitability performance of all the international subsidiaries. Oracle Corporation named Steve as its most valuable player in the International Division and he was subsequently promoted to the position of founding Vice President of Asia-Pacific. In this role, he and colleague Mike Bermeister built out the corporation across the world's fastest-growing economic region.

Subsequent to Oracle, Steve Clark co-founded a software business in Australia to distribute Sybase's range of database software. Taking over Sybase's former Australian subsidiary, he and Mike grew revenue significantly and subsequently sold the thriving business back to the US vendor.

Steve has a bachelor's and master's degrees in economics and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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