About Clayton Lewis
A competitive triathlete with a passion for health and wellness, Clayton Lewis loves to win and push the boundaries of what’s possible. In 2013, he partnered with biotech pioneer Dr. Lee Hood to execute Hood’s bold vision to launch a new industry – scientific wellness. That collaboration resulted in the formation of Arivale, which Clayton leads as CEO. Arivale uses cutting-edge science, personalized data, and tailored coaching to deliver prioritized, actionable recommendations that inspire its clients to achieve and sustain their wellness potential.
Clayton has more than two decades of startup, growth, operating, management and leadership experience in fast-growth companies.
Recruited in 2007 as CEO of Kinetix Living, a Maveron portfolio company in the wellness sector, Clayton’s leadership resulted in the successful acquisition of the company — and his recruitment to Maveron as partner, leading the health and wellness practice. Since that time, Clayton has regularly leveraged his extensive operating expertise to help accelerate the performance of Maveron’s high-value portfolio companies. In addition to his role as Arivale CEO, Clayton continues to contribute Maveron’s evaluation of prospective new investments and serves on the boards of two Maveron Fund IV companies: Koru and NextFoods.
Before joining Maveron, Clayton served on the executive teams that grew Onvia and HouseValues from early stage ventures to publicly traded companies. Early in his career, Clayton served as one of the youngest chiefs of staff on Capitol Hill for Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY), Congress’ only microbiologist, who is credited for championing the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). Clayton is president of the Seattle-based Harborview Medical Center Board of Trustees, where he has served for more than a decade. He also serves as an ex officio member of the University of Washington Medicine Board. Outside of work, Clayton competes in endurance sports including Ironman triathlons.