Clay Small is the former Senior Vice President and Managing Attorney for PepsiCo, Inc. where he was responsible for all of PepsiCo’s global legal issues and personnel.
He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Cox School of Business as well as an annual Visiting Professor at ESADE in Barcelona and Vrije University in Amsterdam where he is a member of the law school advisory board.
Clay is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, where he was a two-time All-American soccer player. He was drafted by the Dallas Tornado of the North American Soccer League. He received his J.D. degree from Southern Methodist Law School and is an inductee of the school’s Distinguished Alumni Society.
Clay serves on the board of the Baylor Health Care System Foundation and the Executive Committee of the Dedman School of Law. He is also a founder of Inverdale Investments, a hedge fund in Dallas, Texas.
Informed by his experiences as a father, husband, professor, executive, and world traveler, Clay has shaped multidimensional characters and thrilling storylines in Heels Over Head (Greenleaf Book Group, 2017) and his latest book, The Forger’s Forgery (River Grove Books, 2021).