Clay for Executives
Clay is a beautiful and private home for your personal and professional relationships—effortlessly accessible in board rooms, meetings, and at events.
Executives have a lot to keep track of. Whether it's investor expectations and personnel challenges or competitive pressures and team leadership, there's a lot that falls under your purview.
The common theme running through this diverse set of responsibilities is relationships. The most successful executives understand how connecting with others fosters growth and recognize the value of cultivating serendipity through building strong and thoughtful bonds.
Relationships underpin personal and professional success, but meaningful ones require consistent, conscientious effort over a long period of time. Over the decades, executives have used various tools to grow these relationships—the rolodex, notecards, notebooks, email, LinkedIn, spreadsheets. However, each of these tools has its own deficiencies and tradeoffs.
Clay takes the best of these approaches and synthesizes them into one beautiful tool that you can carry at all times. Take notes, set reminders, and search across your contacts with ease. That way, you'll be ready for someone you met at a conference last week to become an important part of launching a strategic partnership in a couple years.
You take notes for all kinds of things—QBRs, consultant presentations, thought leadership lectures, conference seminars. 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? Write down important dates, gift ideas, or your coworkers' interests outside of work to engage more richly with those around you.
Now you have a place to save:
- Where a client likes to go on vacation to refresh
- What a new hire studied in college and why
- Reading recommendations from a peer at another company
All notes in Clay are searchable, as are dozens of data points for each contact, some automatically pulled 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 a conference.
Everything you want to know, at your fingertips:
- Who went to HBS with Ellie?
- Who just bought a black lab for their kids?
- Which peers can you reach out to for advice on hiring an HR lead?
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:
- Check in with a peer after an earnings call
- Follow up on a friend after you put them in touch with a peer who was looking to hire
- Catch up with a former coworker you haven't spoken to in a while
Clay allows you to seamlessly share access, so if there's someone who helps with your day-to-day such as scheduling meetings or sending emails, you can give them access to your notes and contacts.