Zach Clayton is CEO of Three Ships, which he founded in 2009. Three Ships owns more than a dozen marketplace websites such as Sleepopolis and HouseMethod that help consumers buy with confidence. The company also forms strategic partnerships with advertisers and media companies to unlock growth through performance-based marketing programs. Previously Three Ships incubated, built and exited the software company Demand Signals, which was acquired by Tranzact.
Zach is a “digital lifer.” He started New Media Campaigns, a web and application development firm, as an undergraduate and published his first research paper on social media well before Facebook was public or Instagram existed. He has worked with leading private equity firms and more than 50 private equity-backed clients, advising investors, CEOs, and CMOs on digital strategy.
Zach holds an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and a BA from UNC Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Zach currently serves on the board of the Dix Park Conservancy, the board of With Honor, and the board of the UNC General Alumni Association.