Clay Barrow, CO, has an eye for information technology that’s rare in the world of O&P professionals. The former independent software consultant came to O&P more than nine years after his 1995 graduation from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) with a degree in general science. In the intervening years, he was a successful business owner and worked for a variety of companies, including Fortune 100 company Price Waterhouse. However, he and his freshman roommate at Penn State—Jeff Brandt, now a CPO and the CEO and founder of Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—had stayed in touch, and Barrow liked where Brandt’s life had gone. Barrow started an internship at Ability in 2004, graduated from Northwestern University’s orthotics program in 2006, and while completing his residency in 2007, became a minority owner, vice president, chief technology officer, and chief operations officer at Ability. In 2008, he moved into a mostly corporate role to help Brandt develop the business. Now, this pick-up soccer player and father of three focuses on building a company that puts patients first while he personally keeps business at the forefront.