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Clifford Locks

Managing Director

 New York

A trusted executive confidant to CEOs, C-Level Executives, and high-potential employees to help them gain self-awareness, clarify goals, achieve their development objectives, unlock their potential, create actionable strategic plans, and act as a sounding board.

A Board member, executive coach, investor, with diverse global perspective, sophisticated strategic acumen, uncompromising integrity, and independence. Foresight in seeing the big picture, on a national as well as an international level. An expert at building joint ventures and strategic partnerships to drive revenue and successful raises of equity capital.

Founded and sold three firms. Last company, International Automotive Showcase, I was President and CEO for 17 years, with 1.1 million customers. I sold the firm to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR). I accepted an executive strategic leadership position with KKR to lead the division with complete P&L accountability, end-to-end planning, and delivery. Company resold with additional assets for $1.2 billion US, in cash.

Major Area of Expertise

Trusted Executive Confidant to CEOs & C-Level Executives and High-Potential Employees • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) • Sales & Marketing Strategy • Strategic Visioning & Direction Setting • Strategic Organizational Leadership • Business Development • Executive Team Leadership • Financial Controls • P&L • Team Building • Talent Development & Coaching • Operations Management • Strategic Analysis & Planning • Market Research & Opportunity Identification • Artificial Intelligence (AI) • AI Ethics • IofT, IT, Cyber-security, Blockchain Tech., PaaS, and SaaS • Consumer & Trade Show Events • Public Relations • Media Relations • Digital Media • Advertising • Voice of Customer • Customer Relationship Expert • Continuous Management Improvement • Supply Chain Expertise & Reverse Logistics.

Industry Experience

♦ Enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS)
♦ CleanTech - Hydrogen & Fuel Cells
♦ Consumer and Industrial Products
♦ eCommerce Platforms
♦ Machine and Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Computer Vision, Neuromorphic & Natural Language
♦ Smart Manufacturing that applies information and manufacturing intelligence
♦ Digital Health and Biotechnology
♦ Nanotechnology
♦ Multinational Enterprises Global Value Chains - Reshoring
♦ Wellness, Digital Health, & Organic Produce
♦ Internet of Things (IoT)
♦ Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
♦ Consumer Events & Event Marketing
♦ Supply Chain – Reverse Logistics

Advertising Business and personal coaching Economy Finance Health and wellness Human resources Manufacturing Management Marketing Media and entertainment Medicine Publishing Professional services Real estate Retail and apparel Small business Social media Sports and fitness Startups Technology Telecommunications Transportation Trading 

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