Best of Boston

2024 Best Finance Bro

Davis Clarke

Who knew 9-to-5 quarterly reports needed a hype man? This guy, apparently. Since January, the 27-year-old Citizens capital manager from Winchester has become a viral sensation for his ruthlessly earnest motivational clips and video selfies in which he roars about tackling desk-job mundanities — like Excel spreadsheets or dial-in work meetings — with the “locked in” intensity of 1,000 linebackers charging a quarterback. “This has to be a joke, right?” asked one commenter on Instagram, where Clarke has amassed more than 720,000 followers. It is not: What may’ve first seemed like a hustle-culture send-up has played out like an endearingly real-life micro-reboot of The Office. In other words: Michael Scott, come get your son!