As Co-Founder, Mr. McWhorter served as Chairman and President of Clayton Associates prior to his appointment as CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Founded in 1996, Clayton Associates serves as an investment management company primarily focused on the early stage investment cycle in the healthcare and technology industries. Clayton Associates has managed five venture capital funds, which has invested over $150 million in over 80 operating companies in the Southeast. Prior to Clayton Associates, Mr. McWhorter was part of the founding management team of OrthoLink Physicians Corporation where he served as Vice President of Managed Care and Vice President of Development. Prior to OrthoLink, Mr. McWhorter 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, 247 Sports Media, Haven Behavioral Healthcare, MedEquities Healthcare REIT, JumpStart Foundry, Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Lee Company. Mr. McWhorter has also served as 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.