Vane Clayton

Chairman and CEO

Favorite Quote: “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” – Jack Welch


Vane's Philosophy

KPA’s expertise and enthusiasm for making compliance not just required but profitable for our clients has been our past, is our future, and is embedded in our culture. Whether developing award-winning training, industry leading software, professional consulting, or support, every employee focuses on effective risk and workplace management and helping our clients in achieving their overall business goals. This vision starts with building a great team and company culture, driven by metrics that bring client value and employee engagement. Mentoring talented employees to advance their careers, build self-confidence, and create financial security for their families is most rewarding.



I am happily married and the father of a fun 12-year old daughter. I am active in several non-profits supporting child education and the Colorado technology community. I am a life-long learner and co-founded the Boulder CEO Technology Group which shares best practices in a confidential environment with a group of talented CEOs. When I have some free time, I love outdoor sports including both water and snow skiing, golf, and cycling.


I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School.



I am Chairman and CEO of KPA having joined the company in 2006. I bring over 25 years of experience successfully building and leading profitable, technology growth companies in the President/CEO role. I’ve hired and nurtured a talented management team with my shared vision, who have helped KPA to achieve its dramatic expansion through both organic sales growth and accretive acquisitions.

Prior to joining KPA, I was President at 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 resources software solution to expand the suite of products offered to the ambulance and fire public safety markets.

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