Gary Clayton

Gary is a Venture Advisor at Relay Ventures, and is on the Board of Directors of Automatic Labs. He's also an Advisor to a number of startups including Jibo, Gridspace, ToyTalk, Moment, Directly, SnapGuide, Evolv and Jelli.  He served as the Chief Creative Officer of Nuance from 2008 to 2014.
Gary Clayton

 

Gary is a Venture Advisor at Relay Ventures, and is on the Board of Directors of Automatic Labs. He’s also an Advisor to a number of startups including Jibo, Gridspace, ToyTalk, Moment, Directly, SnapGuide, Evolv and Jelli.

He served as the Chief Creative Officer of Nuance from 2008 to 2014.

Gary joined Nuance from his role as Vice President of Speech Strategy at Yahoo! where he led the Company’s efforts in creating next-generation speech applications including the first speech-enabled, unconstricted web search.

Prior to Yahoo!, he served as the Chief Creative Officer of Tellme Networks, Inc. As Creative Officer, he led the Creative Services team of user interface experts, human interaction designers, speech engineers and audio producers.

Prior to Tellme, he was the Founder and President of Clayton Multimedia. For the past 20 years, he was at the cutting edge of audio design. In 1987, he was part of the team that reintroduced the American/Soviet cultural exchange agreement under Mikhail Gorbachev. He oversaw the first music recordings at Lucas Film’s Skywalker Ranch. He has mixed and produced for numerous feature films, recording artists and TV productions. In 1989, he received a Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Popular Recording and mixed the Best Jazz vocal 1988 Grammy-Award winning track for Bobby McFerrin. He has been the recipient of multiple awards including an SPA award, several Telly Awards, several Omni Intermedia Awards, multiple Communicator Awards, several Videographer Awards and the CTAM award. He holds eleven US patents and applications, and his innovations have been acclaimed by a number of associations and journals, including the Wall Street Journal Innovation Awards. Gary did his undergrad studies in Physics at SUNY Stony Brook and received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications at SFSU.