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5312-5320 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN, 37027
United States

615 320 3070

is an investment firm that is passionate about building businesses

Stuart McWhorter


As Co-Founder and Chairman of Clayton Associates, Stuart McWhorter has over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship and early stage investing.

In addition, Mr. McWhorter served for one year as the CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC). The EC is a Nashville-based hub that helps entrepreneurs create, launch and grow scalable businesses.

Prior to Clayton Associates, Mr. McWhorter was part of teh founding management team of OrthoLink Physicians Corporation where he served as Vice President of Managed Care and Vice President of Development. Prior to OrthoLink, he served in various management positions with Tenet Healthcare-owned Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, AL.

Mr. McWhorter also serves on the Board of Directors for FirstBank of Tennessee, Medical Reimbursements of America,  Haven Behavioral Healthcare, PharmMD, ProxsysRx, MedEquities Healthcare REIT, JumpStart Foundry, and Lee Company.

Mr. McWhorter has served as an adjunct professor at Belmont University teaching healthcare and entrepreneurship.

Mr. McWhorter received his Masters in Health Administration from The University of Alabama-Birmingham and B.S. in Management from Clemson University.