Bryan M. Clayton

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Bryan M. Clayton
Born
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
💼 Occupation
Mobile App Developer, Landscaper
📆 Years active  1998-Present
GreenPal

Bryan M. Clayton is an American mobile app developer[1][2] who is the cofounder of GreenPal,[3] a mobile app and online freelancing platform that connects homeowners with local lawn care providers.[4][5][6][7][8] He is also the ex-owner of Peach Tree, a landscaping company that he sold in 2013.[9][10][11][12]

Early life[edit]

Clayton started working as a lawn cutter at the age of 12.[5][13][14][15] He attended Middle Tennessee State University, where he received a B.A. in Business Administration.[16]

Career[edit]

In 1998, at the age of 18, he co-founded the Tennessee-based landscaping company Peach Tree, Inc., with Chip Burnette.[9][17] Clayton and Burnette went on to work Jack in the Box, Cracker Barrel, Fifth Third Bank, among others.[17] In 2013, Clayton sold Peach Tree, Inc. to LUSA Holdings, operator of Landscapes USA.[9][10][11][12] The company had over 125 people working for them and was worth over $7 million at the time it was sold.[5][14][18]

In 2012, Clayton devised the idea for a mobile app called GreenPal after reading an article about Airbnb.[19][7][20][3][21][1] Clayton recruited his childhood friends, Zach Hendrix, Gene Caballero, and Ross Brooks as co-founders for his idea. Together, they founded GreenPal.[4][5][22][23][9]

Clayton is also a mentor at Accelerators Organization.[24]

Personal life[edit]

Clayton enjoys participating in sports such as hiking, martial arts, and long-distance running. He also volunteers for the charity Achilles International in his spare time.[25]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Texarkana Gazette". 2016-08-21. Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
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  3. 3.0 3.1 Sue Shellenbarger (Nov 29, 2016). "Wall Street Journal". Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ehlinger, Samantha (2017-10-18). "The Uber of yard work draws San Antonians to GreenPal". ExpressNews.com. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 GreenPal simplifies lawn care with app". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  6. Nicole Audrey (September 9, 2016). "NBC Nwws". Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Dennis Nishi (Nov 20, 2016). "Wall Street Journal". Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
  8. Carol Roth (April 17, 2017). "Entrepreneur.com". Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Samantha Drake (2017-02-14). "If Love Goes Wrong, Here's How To Protect The Heart Of Your Startup". Forbes. Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Episode 227". John Warrillow. Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Bluehost". Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Samantha Drake. "If Love Goes Wrong, Here's How To Protect The Heart Of Your Startup". Forbes. Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
  13. Art Drysdale (April 3, 2016). "Finding a good lawn cutting contractor; or Uber of lawn care". I Can Garden. Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Innov8tiv". Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
  15. Lisa R. Schoolcraft (2017-03-07). "Atlanta Business Chronicle". Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
  16. "MTSU Magazine 23(1)". July 2018. Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Erin Edgemon (April 13, 2008). "A 'Peach' of a business". Murfreesboro Post. Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
  18. Geoff Williams. "American Express". Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
  19. Mario Schulzke (October 5, 2016). "Bryan Clayton". Ideamensch. Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
  20. "CBS News". August 17, 2016. Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
  21. Jo-Lynn Brown (2014-09-12). "Tampa Bay Business Journal". Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
  22. "CBS News". Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
  23. Dennis Nishi (Nov 20, 2016). "Wall Street Journal". Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
  24. "acceleratorsorg.com". Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.
  25. "No. 418". Travis Chappell podcast. Retrieved Dec 5, 2020.


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