Channel Clarity

Management Team

Brock Flagstad
Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Brock is an entrepreneur with 15 years' experience building, growing, and leading technology and marketing companies. He has worked extensively with the automotive, education, and financial industries, helping organizations with customer acquisition, retention, and re-engagement.

Prior to founding Channel Clarity, he successfully launched and sold Metrolan Technology Partners, a network integration firm, as well as Incite Sales, a marketing services organization for car dealers.

Brock holds a BS in Finance from Miami University. He lives in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago with his wife, Meredith, along with their twin daughters, Faye and Greer, and their son, Knox.

Eric Olsen
Senior Vice President Operations

Eric Olsen serves Channel Clarity as the Senior Vice President of Operations, overseeing strategy implementation and directing day-to-day activities across each of our business channels. Prior to joining Channel Clarity, Eric was the Director of SME Sales at InnerWorkings, North America’s leading Print Management Solutions Provider. He previously served as Director of Operations for Foxtons, London’s largest residential real estate brokerage firm, and as Global Director of Market Development for Touchbase, an International Telecommunications consultancy firm.

Eric has extensive experience directing sales operations and strategy with a focus on new business development, client retention, and partner relations. Eric has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Boston University. In addition to being an avid motorcycle enthusiast, he enjoys playing as much tennis, golf, and hockey as time will allow.

Stephen Down
Vice President

Steve Down serves Channel Clarity as a Vice President, responsible for relationship development and revenue growth in key verticals. Stephen brings a wealth of experience in the education vertical to Channel Clarity, having spent 6 years in for-profit education management. Steve held key roles at industry leaders Education Management Corporation (EDMC) and Career Education Corporation (CEC). Stephen's responsibilities at EDMC and CEC included lead generation and market development.

Prior to his work in education, Steve held various management positions at OMD USA, where he helped shape marketing and media strategy for clients such as McDonald's, State Farm, FTD, Qwest Communications, and The Illinois Lottery. Stephen holds an MBA from DePaul University and a BA from the University of Wisconsin. He lives in Chicago with his wife Niki along with his sons Beckett and Davis.