About

Cleaning is now about safety.

Clear Standard ensures cleaning and safety as a strategic focus for organizations. Similar to, building construction standards, fire safety and food inspection, cleaning practices are now about safety and infection prevention. Similar to the transformations that occurred in healthcare in the 19th century and food safety in the 20th century, disinfection is a matter of public safety.

As an independent organization, Clear Standard has borrowed processes and techniques from Healthcare and the Food Safety industry to create a simple and effective approach to inspect and showcase cleaning efforts in any organization. We have also partnered with leading experts with backgrounds in biorisk, food safety protocols and infection prevention to create a world class solution for small, medium and large organizations.

Founder

Don Haga

Don’s career has focused on the intersection of technology and operations where he has founded, built and scaled businesses in services, logistics and technology. He began his career at UPS and has served in leadership roles at Clean Suite, The Guild, Favor Delivery, Outbox Mail, and Newgistics among others. Don lives in Austin with his wife Kristen and their three daughters.

Founder

Tory Upchurch

Tory has spent the last 20 years working in early stage technology startups. He has built and managed sales and business development teams from the ground up. He has served in leadership roles at Bound, Spredfast, OneSpot and Reachforce. Tory lives in Austin with his wife Clee and two children. In his spare time, he loves to be outdoors, ride bikes and hang out with friends and family.