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Director, Highland Capital Management
Clay Callan is a Director in the Private Equity Strategy and Operations Team at Highland Capital Management, L.P. He has over 20 years of experience, with expertise in strategy deployment, profit improvement, change management and building teams to apply Lean Six Sigma principles as part of turnaround initiatives. Prior to joining Highland in August 2006, Mr. Callan worked as a Senior Director at Cardinal Health and Vice President at private equity backed Simplicity Manufacturing Incorporated. Mr. Callan has experience in a range of industries including pharmaceuticals, automotive, aerospace, and industrial equipment. He has a proven track record of leading profit improvement efforts in challenging business environments. Prior to leading global quality and lean deployment efforts at CNH Global NV, Clay started his career at GE by completing its renowned Manufacturing Management Program. Mr. Callan received an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. Mr. Callan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cornerstone Healthcare Group.