Janet Blanner
General Manager
"I have worked with Cliff for over 15 years as a colleague and, more recently, as a client. When I heard that Cliff was working in a strategic advisory role, I was eager to hire him because Cliff is one of the smartest people I know. He asks insightful questions and has outstanding listening skills. He can take a complex problem and develop clear and understandable solutions. Cliff also has the ability to build consensus across teams, keep projects on track, and deliver results. Most recently Cliff helped me review data on some price testing and developed a method for analyzing the results that gave us the confidence we needed to move forward with a price increase. Not only is Cliff smart, but he has a fantastic sense of humor and is fun to work with. I would recommend Cliff to any organization looking for a sharp mind that can provide insight, analysis and results."

Elena Falcone
Director, Public Innovation
and Engagement



"I had the opportunity to work with Cliff in the design a new strategic planning process. In addition to experience and insight, Cliff brought stellar listening skills and humor to a challenging endeavor. I've tapped his smarts for subsequent projects and he's always delivered."

 Sebastian Vos
CEO


"Cliff is the clearest and most analytical thinker I know, with a unique ability to make the very complex incredibly simple. Cliff is a result-driven person who consistently builds solid relationships. He has endless patience working with key stakeholders to build consensus and keep projects on-track."

 Joseph J. Douress
Director
North America
Marketing & Sales



"Cliff takes a practical approach to strategic thinking which leads to the development of commercially viable business opportunities and positive outcomes. He has strong, sharp analytical skills which he leverages to provide valuable insights and practical applications. Cliff has a unique ability to create clear, coherent, actionable solutions to highly complex business challenges. He is a team player whose collaborative approach and friendly disposition make him a pleasure to work with."

 Loren Wilson
SVP & GM
Education Content



"Cliff encourages us to think creatively about the issues facing our business and challenges us to be responsive to the needs of our ever changing market. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in his role as strategy lead. Ever the team player, he is always willing work along side to help guarantee a successful result in negotiations. His unmatched sense of humor makes him a great deal of fun as well!."

 Sam Taylor
VP Sales


 "Cliff is true team player and works collaboratively with colleagues, physicians and teammates to create a results driven, team oriented environment. Cliff succeeds in maximizing resources in order to accomplish key metrics, supports his team and those around him and has mastered the fickle art of "leading change'".

 Tom Wilhelm
SVP & GM
Digital Products



"Cliff is an insightful business leader with exceptionally strong financial acumen. He is an adept negotiator with a successful track record of delivering on business objectives. Cliff’s keen knowledge and insights into the educational technology market makes him an invaluable asset to the organization."

 Ainslie Nibert
 Associate Professor
and
Associate Dean
College of Nursing



"Cliff has a wealth of experience in business development, particularly with identifying sound business strategy and creating innovative pricing models. His abilities to listen, analyze, and synthesize information from all stakeholders in a business, so that he can both develop the 'big picture' view, yet simultaneously be attentive to important details as part of the strategy development process, are typical of his many outstanding attributes."

 Te Wu
CEO
Professor
Entrepreneur



"Cliff is one of the smartest and understandable strategist I know. At a tactical level, he has the unique ability to understand complex problems and develop clear and understandable approaches to deal with the situation. At a strategic level, he worked with clients to develop compelling and comprehensive strategies at all levels of their organizations."

 Tom Reller
VP and Head
Global Corporate
Relations



"He has a keen eye for how effective communications can drive business objectives and is always providing great advice to help shape our campaigns in the health education market. Corporate communicators need partners in the business that ‘get’ PR, and Cliff is one to rely on."

 Colin Attley
Executive Director
Quality Assurance



"Cliff's knack to focus a dispersed team on the actual problem at hand is amazing and his ability to get people on board and enthusiastic around new ideas is incredible. Even in situations where folks who were initially on completely different paths and had separate goals Cliff will get the job done and get it done right.  For a leader of any team who is driving for success I cannot recommend Cliff highly enough."

 Robert Zaleski
Pricing Analyst
"After working with Cliff for several years, I have never lost my amazement of how he is able to break down the most complex problems and address them in new and innovative ways time and time again. Not only does he respond with innovation and passion but he is able to execute powerful solutions and communicate breakthrough ideas in simple, yet effective terms that are easily understood and accepted by anyone in the organization. I have truly found Cliff to be a person of high integrity, dedication and success with which anyone would be proud to be associated."