Lorenzo Clark was named one of the city’s most talented up-and-comers
FORT MILL, S.C. — Successful business leaders often struggle to find a work/life balance. Lorenzo Clark not only mastered that balance, he changed lives in the process. The Director of Sales at online marketing company Red Ventures was recently named one the Charlotte Business Journal’s 2010 “Forty Under 40.” The award recognizes the area’s brightest and most talented up-and-comers. Winners were selected based on their professional accomplishments and community involvement two areas where Clark shines.
As a Director of Sales at Red Ventures a Fort Mill-based company that acquires new customers for leading companies in satellite television, home security and other industries Clark serves as an innovator. Under his leadership, Clark’s department experienced an 800% increase in sales in just 36 months. He also transformed the company’s sales force with contests that reward employees with tropical vacations, flat-screen TVs and iPods. His leadership style resulted in a sales department with a turnover rate that is three times less than the industry average.
“It’s such an honor to be named one of the Charlotte Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40,” Clark said. “I love coming to work every day and am passionate about my involvement with Charlotte youth. To be honored for doing the things I love is something I never expected.”
Along with running a multi-million dollar sales department, Clark spends the majority of his free time giving back. He devotes at least 15 hours a week to Charlotte youth through his involvement with Independent Opportunities, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. He also serves as a motivational speaker, and shares his message at rotary clubs across the city.
Lorenzo will be honored at the “Forty Under 40” awards event on March 30th. The Charlotte Business Journal profiled Clark and other class of 2010 winners in the “Forty Under 40” issue of the publication on March 26th.
About Red Ventures
Red Ventures is an online marketing company focused on technology innovation, marketing channel development, and sales operations and conversion. The company is known for its expertise in sales generation for both consumer and business verticals. Among its business units are Direct Star TV, Security Choice, and Satellite Star Internet. Red Ventures has been ranked among the top 20 fastest-growing companies on the Inc. 500 list for two consecutive years. Founded in 2000, Red Ventures employs 700 people in five locations.