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Josh Clayton | Vice President

With a background in launching startups and building new ventures inside organizations, Josh thrives on designing new products and services and seeing them through to their first dollar of revenue. As Vice President at Peer Insight, Josh has accelerated growth initiatives with clients as varied as AARP, Baker McKenzie, The Project Management Institute, The Capital Group, and Goodyear.  At Peer Insight, Josh has worked both upstream, helping companies develop and explore an innovation portfolio, and downstream, leading efforts to build MVPs and find market traction. Before joining Peer Insight, he was the Director of Innovation and Design at iMentor, a national, non-profit organization, where he designed and incubated new products and services before scaling them at iMentor and to partner organizations. This intreprenuerial role provided Josh with deep insight into the complexity of standing up new initiatives within an existing organization and network. Josh has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Missouri and an MFA from Rutgers University.

 

What I Love

What Inspires Me

I’m inspired by learning new things, watching my kids grow up, ed tech, handmade furniture, and collaborating with curious people who lean into possibility.

 

A Favorite Moment at Peer Insight

When I first joined Peer Insight, I needed to relocate my family from NYC. After the team asked me about my family’s housing needs and preferences, they put together a list of thoughtful descriptions of neighborhoods we might like. They even offered to vet apartments and give me virtual tours when I couldn’t be there in person. I was surprised and inspired by their immediate commitment to my family and me. This attention to detail, willingness to go above and beyond, and ability to create fast, creative solutions is also how Peer Insight serves clients so well. It’s a special place.