As Director of Commercialization at THRIVE, Clay Prickett concentrates on making new and innovative products a reality. His specialties include thorough research and analytics, cost-effective manufacturing and downstream supplier coordination.


Prior to joining THRIVE, Clay worked as a rocket scientist at the Sierra Nevada Corporation where he led the design and development of hatch structures and ground support equipment for the Dream Chaser Orbital Crew Vehicle. Clay earned his BE in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.


In his spare time Clay is an active member of Atlanta Kiwanis club.