Ryan Clarke, a lawyer, is the founder of Advocacy Solutions, a business committed to providing a voice to organizations and individuals through the development and implementation of impactful advocacy strategies. He holds an Honours BA and a Masters Degree in Political Science. He went on to study law, graduating in 1993. He practiced exclusively in the area of family law for almost three years. In 1997, he became a policy advisor within the Government of Ontario. Two years later he joined Glaxo Wellcome (now GlaxoSmithKline Inc.) where he was a Senior Manager in Public Affairs specializing in public policy and government relations at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. Advocacy Solutions specializes in helping innovative pharmaceutical companies to secure public reimbursement for their medications, and he has taught and trained thousands of individuals (including therapeutic area leaders) to be more effective advocates in support of that objective.