Clayton Hinchman

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Clayton Hinchman

President/COO

Clayton Hinchman is the former Founder, President and CEO of USi. USi was acquired by Ignite on April 1, 2016. After serving three years as an executive through the transition of Ignite, Clayton took on the role of President and COO of SPS.Clayton Hinchman served in the United States Army as an Infantry Officer. He medically retired as a Captain due to wounds sustained during an improvised explosive attack while conducting a night raid to kill or capture Al Qaeda in Iraq.After serving in the military, Clayton worked for the Joint IED Defeat Organization and with various non-profit organizations in Washington, DC. Clayton is an ambassador to the Vail Veterans Program and a past board member to the Elizabeth Dole Foundation.During his Army career, he was assigned to 10th Mountain Division and Special Operations Task Force 17. He earned his Airborne and Air Assault wings, and also graduated as the Honor Graduate from the US Army Ranger School. His military decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Meritorious Service Medal.Clayton earned his undergraduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Masters from Georgetown University, continuing executive education at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, and is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program at Babson College.