17 Mar NAI Announces Appointment of Clay Thelen as Chief Financial Officer
Troy, MI – NAI, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom interconnect solutions which deliver power and signals to monitor data, connect people and keep equipment operating, has announced the appointment of Clay Thelen to the position of Chief Financial Officer.
As Chief Financial Officer, Clay will lead the Finance, Accounting, IT, and Human Resources operations globally. He brings valuable and extensive experience in the areas of acquisitions, capital markets, accounting, and financial planning and analysis, upon which he will draw to support NAI’s aggressive growth plans. Leveraging NAI’s partnerships, Clay will provide significant focus on external growth through acquisitions and will be a key liaison to all stakeholders.
Clay has held financial leadership positions throughout his career. Prior to joining NAI, he was the Chief Financial Officer at Agree Realty Corporation, a publicly traded real estate investment trust, and at AJ Capital Partners, a real estate investment firm. Additionally, Clay held senior positions at Strategic Hotels and Resorts, an owner and operator of hospitality real estate. Clay began his career at Ernst & Young, LLP and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
Clay holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Michigan State University, a Master of Science in Accounting from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
“We are excited to welcome Clay to the Strategic Leadership Team as NAI’s CFO. His solid background and deep capabilities provide a strong enhancement to our team. He is a key addition to support our continued growth, both organically and through acquisitions. Clay is the right partner to add given our continued growth and momentum,” stated Jon Jensen, President, and CEO of NAI.
Clay succeeds George Walter, who announced his retirement as part of a planned transition. Jensen noted, “I want to thank George for his years of service to NAI. George joined NAI in 2017 and his contributions are innumerable. George was instrumental in the selection and transition with Clay and we wish him and his family all the very best.”
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NAI is the most resourceful interconnect solutions provider customers count on to solve design, manufacturing, and logistics problems. Offering copper and fiber optic cable assemblies and harnesses, coupled with block assemblies, panel, and box builds, NAI provides an unparalleled breadth of capability. Being remarkably scalable, flexible, and agile, NAI customer projects are brought to life very quickly, while meeting or exceeding expectations and delivering high reliability.
NAI strives for high integrity with customer relationships by providing notable transparency and delivering on promises. Product and market diversity, an extraordinary talent base and an ability to supply globally are distinct characteristics of NAI.
Only NAI provides this unique combination of company attributes, distinguishing them as the most reliable supplier of interconnect product solutions and expert service.