Robert Clemens

Financial Specialist


For 15 years Robert has provided M&A advisory, investment banking and restructuring services to a diversified range of firms across manufacturing and service industries.

Today Robert specializes in operational and financial improvement initiatives working directly with private equity firms, portfolio companies, and independent businesses to provide financial planning and analysis consulting, assess operational and internal efficiencies, and institute business lifecycle navigation planning.

He brings this experience to New Venture Advisors as Financial Specialist, developing financial forecasts and analytical models that provide in-depth and thoughtful decision-making solutions. Delivering these findings to our clients is a role he greatly enjoys.

 Robert has an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University Kelley School of Business.






 Whatcom County Food System Plan

The Whatcom County Food System Committee recently conducted a community food assessment that pointed to key opportunities to build a more robust and resilient regional food system. New Venture Advisors will partner with Whatcom County staff and the Food System Committee to draft a Whatcom County Food System Plan that builds upon these findings. This Plan will focus on six sectors of the food system including fishing, farming, labor, food access, environment, and waste, and will be informed by an inclusive and equitable community engagement process.  The Food System Plan will provide the county with a policy roadmap that will strengthen the local food system for years to come. (2022)

 Whatcom Local Food Campus

The Whatcom Community Foundation invests in activities and organizations that improve the ability of people to help themselves, increase connections among people, and take cooperative approaches to community issues. WCF is exploring the development of a local food campus on a waterfront property that would become a multi-tenant site, anchored by a school district commissary. The goal is to strengthen Whatcom County’s local food system by promoting health equity, forging tangible strategic connections between food production organizations, and helping farmers connect with institutional markets. NVA developed the business case for this ambitious project and continues to support its development. (2022)