A native of Mumbai, India, and a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Clint Valladares serves as the managing director of the Berklee India Exchange. Since joining Berklee as a staff member in 2009, Valladares built capacity within the Berklee City Music Network®, a network of community organizations across the United States and Canada committed to delivering high-quality contemporary music instruction to youth from underserved communities, to create a richer consortium of like-minded organizations. He was instrumental in forming strategic partnerships with organizations and individuals dedicated to funding and sustaining music education programs. These partners include Billboard, Concord Music Group, Avid, the New York City Department of Education, and Quincy Jones, among many others.
In 2013, Valladares cofounded the Berklee India Exchange to establish a platform for cultural conversation through artist residencies and collaborations. He administers and manages artist relations and strategy, connecting the ongoing mission of the Berklee India Exchange with the progressive vision of Berklee's leadership.
Prior to joining Berklee, Valladares was a key player in the launch of Music Talent of Boston, a booking agency for the American Federation of Musicians. As the organization’s director, he recruited domestic and international artists. He worked closely with the Boston Pops Orchestra and negotiated contracts for both artists and music producers. Both as an artist’s representative and a talented keyboardist, Valladares has performed, recorded, and worked in the Bollywood space with renowned musicians and producers for more than a decade.
Valladares holds bachelor’s degrees from St. Xavier’s College and Berklee, and an M.B.A. from Hult International Business School. He also attended Trinity College.