Clay has over twenty-five years of experience in the enterprise storage industry, building business momentum through strategic marketing, product positioning, and analyst relations.
Before assuming his current role at Western Digital, Clay was head of analyst relations at Violin Memory. Prior to that he was the lead marketing manager for the Windows Flash Array at Violin Memory after spending several years as a marketing consultant at NetApp specializing in Microsoft-based solutions and storage efficiency. Prior to his marketing roles, Clay held executive positions in multiple industry analyst firms including The Sageza Group, which he co-founded in 2001, Zona Research, and The X Business Group.
Clay received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences from California State University, Chico.