CTO | Arataki Systems
(Tūhoe, Ngai Tai)
Clayton is a serial haututū who has been working within IT and entrepreneurship since 2006. He grew up in Kawerau, before moving to Whakatane to attend high school. He graduated from Whakatane High School with NCEA level 3 in 2005 then migrated to Australia where he began his career in a small software company on the Gold Coast. Without any university degree, he focussed on gaining experience on the job by starting at the bottom and letting his inner haututu take him to the top.
Over the span of his career, he has helped build products that serve hundreds of thousands of people all around the world, most recently working with a team of talented Maori Developers to create the Arataki Cultural Trails platform.
Clayton currently lives in Tauranga with his wife and two daughters and works remotely for companies in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.