Cliff has been with Sigma Partners for over 25 years, joining the firm in 1985. Cliff has worked with multiple portfolio companies and combines his prior experience as a consultant and engineer to provide counsel to entrepreneurs on how to build strong businesses. Cliff has been involved with investments in a variety of sectors, focused largely on business software applications, storage, and semiconductor capital equipment.
Prior to Sigma, Cliff was with Cresap, McCormick and Paget, a general management consulting firm, where he worked with senior management teams of domestic and international companies, addressing operational and strategic issues. Previously, he worked at American Pacific Corporation, an AMEX-listed company, where he performed marketing and financial studies as Assistant to the President. Early in his career, Cliff was with 3M Corporation, where he was a member of an in-house start-up team that developed and brought to market several computer storage peripheral products.
Cliff graduated with a B.S. degree in engineering from California Polytechnic State University. He also has an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
IPOs and Acquisitions
- Kofax Image Products
- NEXX Systems
- OnStream Networks
- Tencor Instruments