David Namkung is a founder and managing partner at Clarity Partners, LLC. Mr. Namkung has 16 years of experience serving a broad range of clients that include Fortune 500 companies, public sector organizations, and first stage start-ups. He has worked in the public sector with the State of Illinois Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, City of Chicago, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Department of Transportation, Metra, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, and DuPage County.
Mr. Namkung has also worked in the financial services industry serving giants Fidelity Investments, John Hancock, Merrill Lynch, Brown Brothers Harriman, and Allmerica Financial. Additionally, he consulted to two of the largest global professional services firms; Accenture and Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Namkung has assisted numerous start-up companies in developing their technology plans. In recognition of his management and technology expertise, three of these companies invited Mr. Namkung to serve on their boards of directors.
Prior to founding Clarity Partners, Mr. Namkung served as a partner at Vector Strategic Services, where he successfully managed the development of enterprise systems for both Accenture and Deloitte & Touche. Before Vector, he was an options market-maker for Gargoyle Strategic Investments in New York City. He also served as a senior consultant at Accenture.
Mr. Namkung graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management with a double major in Economics. He has a NASD Series 7 and 63 license and was a registered options market-maker with the AMEX. Mr. Namkung is a member of the Board of Directors for the Asian American Action Fund of Greater Chicago, Hanul Family Alliance, where he serves as the President, and The Council of Korean Americans. Mr. Namkung is proficient in Korean and is an avid golfer.