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National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) Board

Sherrese Clarke Soares
Founder & CEO, HarbourView Equity Partners

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Clarke Soares is visionary 2-time CEO, Founder, Investor, Operator and Board Director with 20 years leading corporate finance, capital markets, investment banking, and private equity with a focus in Communications and Media & Entertainment. Sherrese brings a successful record building portfolios in capital markets that have delivered significant investor returns for Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), CIT Group (NYSE: CIT), and GE Capital. She provides companies and boards insights through evaluation, finance, investment, competitive analysis – asking the right questions and advising both nascent companies and those competing on the global stage.

Sherrese Founded Tempo Music and led as CEO and Board Director after partnering with Providence Equity Partners to set, lead and execute the vision for the venture with Warner Music Group. She set the investment strategy, scaled the platform to 10 professionals and investing in 12 assets. Sherrese completed the first securitization of the asset class in 20 years.

Previously, Sherrese also led globally as Managing Director at Morgan Stanley for the Entertainment, Media, & Sports Structured Solutions Platform, devising a cross asset strategy focused on capital solutions for intellectual property. During her 10-year tenure, she managed the origination and execution of $85B+ in loan commitments for the firm and served as Deputy Chair of the Capital Commitment Committee. Sherrese also led two large strategic transactions, a $2B and a $3B divestiture that delivered significant returns.

Prior to Morgan Stanley, Sherrese was one of the three founding senior leaders to develop the Entertainment Practice at CIT Group, overseeing a $1B portfolio across entertainment companies. She provided advisory services and capital to prospective and existing clients in the Entertainment & Media industry seeking structured financial solutions, including the utilization of leverage finance and equity capital. Sherrese developed the business plan, investment rationale and criteria for investment in entertainment companies.

Sherrese is now the Founder and Managing Partner at HarbourView, a global investment firm focused on esoteric investments opportunities that offer enduring value and deliver superior returns. The business is powered by an industrial sourcing platform, rigorous underwriting, global industrial strategic partners and optimizing investments to turbo charge returns. As a player in the entertainment and media industries and a seasoned investor, she has invested in and/or evaluated $3.3B+ and over 300 investment opportunities, with an investment record of purchasing assets at more attractive prices than her peers.

Sherrese’s unique perspective and deep intellectual curiosity powers her ability to see and identify differentiated opportunities, both in talent and in investments. She believes that content has the ability to amplify global perspectives and change the world.

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