Cliff is a successful executive with 25 years of leadership experience in academia and commercial enterprises. He is passionate about the development and commercialization of intellectual property to improve the quality of life and create lasting value. Previously, he founded Biomechanics Corp and UTEK where he served as CEO and Chairman and was President and CEO of Innovacorp, the provincial venture capital fund of Nova Scotia. Cliff has served as Acting Director of the graduate program in Biomechanics and Ergonomics at New York University, Chairman of the Nelson Rockefeller Department of Biomechanics at the New York Institute of Technology and Research Professor at the University of South Florida. Recently, he authored Too Good to Fail: Creating Marketplace Value from the World’s Brightest Minds and is a named inventor on 19 issued patents. Cliff is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and serves on the board of directors of the Technology Transfer Society and the State University of New York at Empire State College. He received his Ph.D. from New York University and an M.B.A. from the University of Oxford.