Michelle Clayton


Director People Operations, Visier

We change the world every day – whether we intend to or not. One of the ways I choose to do that is through the work I do with individuals, organizations and communities. Most recently, that work has been leading talent/HR, learning, and event operations teams.

I believe that each person can take the initiative to make things better – and that’s what drives me. I’m a ‘realistic optimist’ who’s tired of compromising and working in environments driven by fear. Aren’t you?

Over the past 20 years and with teams on 5 continents, I’ve built a unique career that has strengthened communities through innovative approaches to business, technology and learning. My teams have focused on SaaS, consumer services, B2B, B2C, guests at the world’s most prestigious events, next-gen leaders (students), and public sector. Whether it’s driving revenue, growing internationally, realizing value from ambiguity or creating compelling employee experiences, always starting with the organization’s objectives, applying systems thinking, and moving beyond the constraints of tradition to see what’s possible are core to my approach to ensuring quick results and leading sustainable change.