Clayton has a wide and varied background as both an investor and entrepreneur from healthcare to finance to marketplaces to commodities to machine learning, sensors and robotics.
As an investor, he was a venture partner at a local VC shop and has since, as an angel, realized multiple exits. As an entrepreneur, he has created multiple profitable companies and returned significant shareholder and stakeholder value.
Clayton is a cofounder of Common Objects, which has built an advanced sensor and AI platform to make uncommon autonomous robotics a common part of life. He works on growth at the fast growing company.
As Managing Director and President at USGT, Clayton focuses on trading the molecules of energy and metals across every ocean and continent.
As an advisor to startups, he advocates a “start small” approach. From concept to market or even within a traction test. Think big but start small.
A Dallas native, he studied Philosophy and History at Tulane and is a strong advocate for mindfulness and critical thinking.