Clay’s third dream was fully realized in 2008 when Aileron became the home for a community of like-minded business leaders, professional management practitioners, and business coaches who are passionate about helping small business owners thrive.
Clay’s vision for Aileron continues to influence the organization via his Founder’s Intent: a distillation of his hopes and dreams for the organization that serve today as high-level strategic guardrails.
Embedded in his Founder’s Intent is his desire for Aileron to live forever:
“My hope is that Aileron will forever meet the needs of future generations of entrepreneurs, practicing what it preaches — using professional management to guide its mission and shape a brighter future for our communities.”
His forever-intention continues to influence Aileron’s culture, financial model, and decisions to this day. Our scalable systems, intentional governance structures, diversified financial model, and practice of professional management bolster Clay’s intent for Aileron to thrive indefinitely.