Cliff is a partner in the technology practice at Lancor, focusing on a wide variety of sectors including software/SaaS, e-commerce, adtech, media, consumer internet and semiconductor. Cliff brings expertise in serving venture-backed operating and investment companies to Lancor’s national CFO practice.
He has completed hundreds of CFO searches for VC backed companies and over 30 CFO/Administrative Partner searches for VC and PE investment firms. Prior to Lancor, Cliff was a founding partner of KarrScheffel, LLC, and previously served as Managing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Northern California. While at PwC he was a part of the Venture Services Group serving the search needs of many early stage venture-backed start-ups. Earlier in his career, Cliff was a project manager for Southern Pacific Development Company where he managed the development of several commercial properties and as a principal has developed several residential projects.
Cliff earned his CPA at Deloitte and Touche after graduating from the University of San Francisco. He has been an active leader in several community organizations, including the Walnut Creek Contra Costa Council leadership development programs, and the Education Foundation of Orinda.