KPA, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
"At KPA, we deliver solutions to our clients that minimize risks and maximize profits by reducing costs while also limiting liability through regulatory compliance. Our employees are passionate in their goal to ensure safe, healthy and productive work environments for our clients through a combination of software and expert advice in collaboration with our client’s own best practices.” – Vane Clayton, Chairman and CEO
Vane is Chairman and CEO of KPA, joining in 2006. He brings to KPA 20+ years of experience in successfully building profitable, growth companies as President/CEO. Under his leadership, KPA has grown organically and through accretive acquisitions, which have expanded the product offerings and introduced KPA to new markets, currently with 5,200 clients in 49 states and Canada. Vane’s goals for KPA are to continue to provide additional value for our current clients while leveraging KPA’s 28 years of risk management and compliance experience in additional markets. Vane notes, “KPA expertise and enthusiasm for making compliance not just a required activity but a profitable activity for our clients has been our past, is our future and embedded in our culture. Whether developing award winning training, industry leading software products, professional consulting or support services, every employees focuses not just on effective risk and workplace management but helping our client in achieving overall business goals."
Prior to KPA, Vane was President of ZOLL Data Systems, an enterprise software subsidiary of ZOLL Medical Corporation. While at ZOLL, the team launched a user-friendly .NET Tablet software application and acquired a human resource software solution to expand the suite of products offered to the ambulance & fire public safety markets. Vane holds a B.S. in Agricultural/Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Partner, CIVC Partners
Scott joined CIVC in 2004 and has completed transactions in the financial services and business services industries. Current and recent director positions include KPA, GWC Warranty Corporation, and Innovative Aftermarket Systems. Prior to joining CIVC, Scott was a Vice President at American Industrial Partners, where he focused on acquisitions in the industrial growth and business services industries. He also previously served as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, advising companies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, operations, and strategy. Scott received a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Partner, CIVC Partners
Dan has significant experience in the financial services industry and shares overall strategic and operating responsibility for CIVC. Dan joined CIVC in 1989 and has served as a partner since 1992. He is a director of KPA, Honor Finance, and Goldline International, Inc. Prior to joining CIVC, he worked at Citicorp Leveraged Capital and at Continental Bank. Dan received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Western Illinois University and a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois.