Chief Technology Officer
In just 10 years at Marco, Clay Ostlund has worked his way through the ranks from a senior systems engineer to chief technology officer. Now responsible for choosing the technologies Marco brings to market, Clay takes pride in inspiring positive change within the workplace. From implementing automation to improve work processes to ensuring a positive client experience, Clay is taking technology further…and taking our clients’ businesses further.
At home, his inspiration can be found with his wife and four kids motivating him to provide the greatest possible future for his family. If Clay could have a super power – he would freeze time. To slow down how quickly his kids grow up, spend more time with family and also to accomplish more each day at Marco.
His achievements at work include managing and growing our Cisco and Microsoft divisions. He also earned his CCIE from Cisco – or as Clay calls it, his master’s in “geek speak.” This expert certification requires an immense amount of work and is accepted worldwide as the most prestigious networking certification in the industry.
While this tech expert can be found in front of a computer most of the work day – off the clock, he spends time woodworking with only a solar-powered calculator and an AM/FM radio.
B.A. degree in Management Information Systems from North Dakota State University.
40 Under 40 – Prairie Business Magazine, 2019
- Board member for St. Cloud Industrial Products Inc.
- Volunteer at his kids’ school
– “Watch D.O.G” – (Dads of Great Students) - Active in his church