Clay for Chiefs of Staff

Clay is a beautiful and private home for personal and professional relationships—effortlessly accessible in meetings, at events, and on the go.

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Managing executive goals and priorities comes with a diverse set of responsibilities. Be it keeping track of departmental agendas, following up with stakeholders, and writing reports or project management, task delegation, and strategy ideation, there's a lot on your plate at any given time.

There is one common theme that runs through everything under your purview—other people. The most successful chiefs of staff understand how connecting with others fosters growth, and they recognize the value of cultivating serendipity through conscientiousness.

Whether you’re working at a young startup or 500+ employee company, your relationships deeply impact your personal fulfillment and professional success. It's never too late to intentionally nurture thoughtful interaction, but balancing being helpful and present with many executives and department leads can be difficult.

That's why chiefs of staff in a variety of industries use Clay to deepen their relationships with coworkers and vendors, remain thoughtful with the new people they meet, and stay connected for future opportunities.

Chiefs of staff take notes for all kinds of things—operational tasks, OKR reports, special strategic projects. You understand the value of jotting down information that could be useful in the future, but do you take notes for the people in your life? Engage more richly with those around you by writing down important dates, gift ideas, or your colleagues' interests outside of work.

Now you have a place to save:

  • Candidate interview notes
  • Fun quotes from a company offsite
  • Coworking space recommendations from a peer at a remote company

All notes in Clay are searchable, as are dozens of data points for each contact, some automatically pulled in by social platform integrations. This empowers you to quickly recall with whom you were discussing a specific topic or who's in a city that you are visiting for an event.

Everything you want to know, at your fingertips:

  • Who has a podcast that interviews startup executives?
  • Who has intellectual property consulting experience in east Asia?
  • Which coworkers are fluent in Russian?

Clay encourages you to reconnect with people you haven't contacted lately and allows you to set reminders so you stay in touch.

Be thoughtful at the right moment:

  • Catch up with a former coworker you haven't spoken to in a while
  • Reach out to colleagues when they’re mentioned in the news
  • Congratulate a friend on their anniversary

Clay allows you to seamlessly share access, so if you’re closely working with executives on communication with investors, stakeholders, or board members, they can give you access to their notes and contacts.