Cliff is Head Of Business Development for Innovation Birmingham, the UK’s largest campus dedicated to digital entrepreneurs and SMEs. He is currently looking to raise circa £45m+ investment and help campus tenants find investment, partners and customers for their businesses.
Innovation Birmingham has over 150 digital companies consisting of 1000+ employees all involved in digital development.
As CEO of Soshi Games, Cliff spent over five years building a digital music-games startup, raising circa £1.3m investment and closing significant licensing deals with bands like Queen and record labels like Universal Music and Sony. He has extensive experience across corporates and SMEs, having worked in sales, strategy and operations for IT companies including Orange, Hewlett Packard and AT&T and at SME level in the retail and motor trade sectors.
As an Independent coach he helped companies such as Morgan Stanley, EFES-Pilsen and Transport For London create; innovative services, improve strategy creation and increase personnel performance. He has spoken around the world on innovation, raising investment and technology.
Cliff has an MBA from London Business School, a BA(Hons) in International Business and a PGC in Executive Coaching. Cliff has co-authored ‘Growth Champions’ and is currently co-writing a book on leadership in the digital age. Cliff is also writing a third book on his experiences building a technology start-up.