Whit ClayCo-Chief Executive Officer
Whit Clay is a Co-Chief Executive Officer with Sloane & Company and has been with the firm for more than 16 years. He brings significant experience and understanding of financial communications and public affairs having worked on complex financial transactions, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and other special situations as well as campaigns on a range of issues affecting energy, international trade and tax policy and telecommunications regulations.
With Sloane & Company, Whit is responsible for leading and managing clients in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) sector as well as the energy and financial services sector. Among his clients include Liberty Media, AMC Networks, IMAX, Corbis Entertainment (a Bill Gates company) and ITC Holdings.
Whit joined Sloane & Company in 1999 after more than three years working with Edelman Financial Worldwide, the financial communications and investor relations division of Edelman Public Relations Worldwide. While at Edelman, Whit managed a number of major domestic and international corporate and financial services accounts including Whirlpool Corp., Crown Cork & Seal, ICN Pharmaceuticals, GenAmerica Corp., Germany’s VEBA AG, Sweden’s Ericsson AB, Mexico’s Grupo Pulsar, Blaylock & Partners, and the Bermuda International Business Association (now the Bermuda Business Development Agency.)
He joined Edelman after four years working in Washington, D.C. for Capitoline/MS&L, a public relations/government relations firm. His earlier experience includes work for the Sergeant-at-Arms Office of the U.S. Senate and as a Legislative Assistant with the American Trucking Associations, Inc.
Whit holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Syracuse University. He is member of the Board of Visitors for the Syracuse University College of Arts & Sciences.