Episode 15 | Part One: A Conversation with Cliff Oxford

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This week Clint has a conversation with Cliff Oxford, a New York Times blogger, Forbes columnist, founder of the CliffCo. Think Tank and author of “A Redneck Reverie: The Rationale for the Trump Phenomenon.” In part one, Cliff discusses how his career as a visionary entrepreneur began by loading trucks at UPS, how he discovered the importance of customer relationship management (CRM), and why he thinks Jim Casey is one of the few company founders who made the right decision every time.

Find out more about CLiffCo. here, Cliff’s new book is available at Amazon, and connect with Cliff on LinkedIn.

About Cliff Oxford:
Cliff Oxford marked the beginning of his entrepreneurial story in 1995, as the founder and CEO of STI Knowledge, Inc. – a pioneering first market mover in developing knowledge-based systems and services for the Fortune 1000. In 2000, the company was recognized as the 13th fastest growing company in America and was listed on the Inc. 500 for 3 consecutive years. Oxford shaped STI Knowledge into a global technology leader, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, India, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce recognized the company’s world-wide accomplishments by naming Oxford “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2000. In 2004, Oxford sold STI Knowledge to Mellon Ventures and global investors.

After STI, Oxford went on to Emory University in 2004, to lead his vision to engage and match the executive MBA program with high-quality Entrepreneurial content, so that rising business stars could gain the knowledge to build world-class enterprises from scratch. His vision was years ahead of the Entrepreneurial campus fever that later rushed the country.

The program attracted advanced Entrepreneurs so he started Oxford Entrepreneurs with a Know, Grow & Exit platform. On Wall Street, he is known as the innovator and leader for selling companies with less than $100 million in revenues and was named the Entrepreneur exit expert for Forbes magazine. In 2018, he sold the company to Advantage|ForbesBooks.