© 1999-2020 Clay Kelley


Clay Kelley has been in the human resources outsourcing (HRO) and professional employer organization (PEO) business since 1985.


Clay is the most published author of sales articles in industry trade journals. 

In 1993, published the first book on selling PEO; Success in Selling PEO.

In 1999, published Jump Start to Success in Selling PEO.

In 1999, launched Training Camp for Success in Selling PEO.

In 2008, published Managing for Success in Selling PEO.

In 2014, launched the first online training program in the HRO/PEO space; The Clay Kelley HR Outsourcing Sales University.


He has served as a sales executive for three HR outsourcing service providers, participated in multiple mergers and acquisitions and trained thousands of outsourcing sales professionals. 


Clay currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO).


Clay and his wife Brandee live in Arlington, Texas where they serve on multiple boards and committees.