Portrait photo of Don ClaytonDon Clayton
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Milestone Equipment Holdings, LLC

Don joined Milestone Equipment Holdings in August 2016 as executive vice president and chief financial officer. In this capacity, Don oversees all back-office operations and provides strategic leadership for Milestone, which is a growing leader in the transportation equipment leasing industry. 

Prior to joining Milestone, Don served HD Supply Waterworks, a multi-billion dollar industrial distributor, for 11 years, including serving as chief financial officer from 2008 to 2015. In that capacity, Don led a team of over 100 back-office associates and played a key leadership role in two initial public offerings, numerous strategic acquisitions and a variety of other transformative organizational changes. 

Previously, Don served in the financial services audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers for over seven years, most recently as senior manager. In that role, Don served on a variety of auditing and consulting projects for large financial institutions and led numerous projects related to capital market transactions. 

Don earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Southeast Missouri State University and passed the CPA exam in 1997. During the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters, Don served the University as Executive in Residence and adjunct professor. He has also served as an active member of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation Board (Finance and Audit Committee), the Harrison College of Business Corporate Advisory Board and the Partners in Progress Professional Advisory Group. 

Don lives in Weldon Spring, Missouri with his wife Adrienne and their three children. 

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