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Kevin Cleary – A CEO, Athlete, and Impact Leader

Kevin Cleary – A CEO, Athlete, and Impact Leader

Kevin Cleary is the CEO of Clif Bar & Company and a keynote speaker at the 2017 Net Impact Conference.

Chief Executive Officer of Clif Bar & Company, Kevin Cleary, will be a keynote speaker at the 2017 Net Impact Conference in Atlanta, GA, October 26-28. Cleary is passionate about running the company in service of its 5 Aspirations – sustaining business, brands, people, community and planet – and pursues purpose in his daily work and life. 

Living Life to its Fullest - at Work and Beyond

Kevin Cleary was named the CEO of Clif Bar & Company in 2013, after joining as Executive President of Sales in 2004. During his time at Clif Bar he has increased use of organic and sustainable ingredients, grown the product portfolio and launched the company’s first owned and operated sustainable bakery. 

Cleary strives to find purpose not only in his work, but in daily life as well. As a father to three young boys, Cleary wants to set an example that personal values and goals do not need to be sacrificed for the sake of the 9 to 5. He leads a team of more than 1,100 at Clif Bar with a focus on work life integration and shared purpose.  Around the office, he is known for his great sense of humor, honesty and directness, and makes a point of getting to know each employee well – even leading a weekly company ride for avid cyclists. 

Outside of his work, Cleary is a competitive athlete has even competed on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior. He is a three-time IRONMAN finisher and has completed six marathons. When he isn’t running or cycling, Cleary can be found coaching his sons’ little league teams.

Prior to his work at Clif Bar, Cleary was the Senior Vice President of Marketing at R.R. Donnelley, where he oversaw the company’s sales, marketing, business development and operations. He also served in a variety of sales and marketing roles at Quaker Oats. 

Cleary was born in San Francisco and is an alumni of the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business.

Kevin Cleary has turned his lifestyle and values into a hugely successful and impactful career as the CEO of Clif Bar & Company. At the 2017 Net Impact Conference, we will be focusing on turning your aspirations into a lifetime of loving what you do and having impact while you do it.

Connect with Kevin Cleary on Twitter: @KevinClearyCEO.