The Rawls Group, one of the nation’s most respected business succession planning firms, is proud to welcome Clayton Latiolais as our newest associate.  Prior to joining The Rawls Group, Clayton spent over 20 years working with some of the world’s largest and most demanding organizations in challenging and dynamic environments.  Clayton focused on developing and refining processes, identifying key performance metrics, establishing accountability to build highly efficient teams, and fostering inspiring cultures for people from diverse backgrounds.

“The opportunity to work for an organization that has a such a long history of helping family businesses navigate the challenging environment of business succession is certainly unique, and I am truly honored to be part of this team. Our mission to impact lives and perpetuate legacies summon passion and commitment that I wholeheartedly embrace. I look forward to working with our clients to build enduring relationships that contribute to continued success into and through the next generation.”

 As a former U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter pilot, Clayton’s experience provides him with an in-depth knowledge of contingency planning for any scenario.  Additionally, as an aviation operations manager in the civilian sector, Clayton brings a unique perspective on operational efficiency and management, change management, leadership style, and strategic planning. 

The Rawls Group specializes in working with business owners and key leaders to address issues impacting the ongoing viability and sustainability of their business, including:

  • Optimizing current business performance
  • Recruiting, retaining, and motivating key managers
  • Coordinating complex family, business, and estate planning dynamics
  • Enhancing family relationships
  • Developing successors
  • Growing strategically

We serve as a catalyst to facilitate the discussion and resolution of sensitive issues, so all are reassured about the organization’s current and future prosperity.  By partnering with our clients and their advisors, we work to develop a plan that cultivates the leadership, culture, performance, and relationships that are critical to business success.

“I am excited Clayton has chosen to join our passionate and experienced planning team,” says David Ciambella, CEO of The Rawls Group.   “Clayton’s diverse, international experience will undoubtedly impact our clients and The Rawls Group team in positive ways. Additionally, Clayton’s personal and professional relationships will help The Rawls Group diversify into other industry verticals where we can continue to fulfill our mission to impact lives and perpetuate family business legacies.”

Click here for more information about Clayton Latiolais.

We can help you with insights, other resources, and see if it makes sense to work together. At the very least, in 30 minutes, you may get some ideas you can apply to your business right away.