Alan Claypool

Experience As:

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Security Officer

Based In:
Phoenix, AZ
Language (s):
English

Alan Claypool

Executives call upon my 20 years of diverse C-suite experience when IT, operations, and cybersecurity-related challenges must be fixed.

Following a successful 20-year career of service as an officer in the Air Force – where he championed worldwide advancements in technology – Alan Claypool has since focused his experience on leading technology and innovation efforts for multiple corporate, government, and nonprofit organizations.

As an experienced COO/CIO/CTO/CISO – 20+ years in C-suite roles, he’s provided leadership, governance, and technical advice to executives in the fields of technology, software development, media, event planning, logistics, finance, government, military, marketing, et al. and has supported M&A efforts. At two energy companies, Alan helped shape the strategic use of data in both the field and at the executive level.

He has also worked closely with law enforcement, fire, engineering, customer service, construction, and utilities.

As a CIO in the Air Force, Alan initiated and implemented the innovative use of technology with both peacetime and combat applications. As the chief of global data systems, he directed operations for multiple critical global networks supporting 80 countries. He also implemented governance and led efforts for the congressional funding request, design, purchase, and installation of a $20 million enterprise architecture strategy. As commander of the USAF’s largest communications squadron (1,000+), Alan led the service’s largest-ever fiber upgrade and teams performing combat camera/video as well as teams operating and maintaining launch weather, satellite, microwave, and radio systems to support satellite launches into polar orbit and research and development.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in business management.