Frontier Portrait: Clay Cutchins


Clay Cutchins


Lead Consultant

In a sentence (or two), describe your role at Frontier.

In this age of algorithms and buzzwords, I'm here to help bring humanity back to organizational thinking.

What were you like in high school?

I was known for being cross-clique. I was an athlete but a skate punk. I was on the debate team but skipped math. I was an underachiever but dated valedictorians.

Tell us about a time you fibbed and got away with it.

I once told my mom I was going to the mall in Detroit and drove to South Bend Indiana to see a girl...she still doesn't know.

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

I watch Project Runway. Don't tell my Marine friends.

Book smart or street smart?


What brought you to Frontier?

The Frontier Project offered a challenge in a new field with very talented and inspiring people around me.

What is your philosophy towards your work?

Do something that matters to you and others.

How do you define success and how do you measure up to your own definition?

Impact. On others and your mission. I never measure up perfectly because that desire for impact can be insatiable if you are working in your passion.

Do you have a side-hustle?

I am finishing my first screenplay. My goal is by July 4th. I also have a small documentary company that my friends and I just started but it's only projects for fun, not so much money. We all love our day jobs.

What unique talent do you have that you don’t get to show off at work?

I have crazy balance and can pick up many things with my toes.

Early or late to meetings?


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