Chad Clay is an international development business consultant with experience in the areas of finance, operations, sales and marketing, and business strategy. He has been working in Central Asia for two and a half years.
Most recently, Clay served as director of enterprise improvement to the USAID Enterprise Development Project in Central Asia based in Kazakhstan. In this capacity Clay directed the delivery of technical assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises with the goal of improving economic conditions throughout this post-Soviet region.
Clay arrived in Central Asia in 2002 as a volunteer with the MBA Enterprise Corps. This organization sends recent MBA graduates to countries with developing economies to assist with private business sector growth. Prior to his career in international development, Clay worked in marketing and sales for a telecommunications company in the U.S. and was an officer in the United States Navy.
Clay graduated from the University of Notre Dame, earning a dual bachelor of arts in psychology and international peace studies. He earned his masterís degree in business administration from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business Administration. He is married to Nancy, his wife of eight years, and is returning to the U.S. to look for whatever comes next.