President & CEO
Clift served as the youngest partner/ direct report to the US President at Bozell Worldwide in New York City from 1995-2002. In 2003, Clift was appointed the first outside U. S. President and eventual Global Chief Operating Officer at Modernista LTD and served in that capacity from 2003 – 2010 growing the media billings from $50 million to $900 million, expanding into three offices, and representing iconic brands including Budweiser, Business Week, Cadillac, (RED), Converse, Palm, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TIAA-CREF. During his tenure the firm was recognized as one of the fastest growing independent agencies in the country and earned Regional Ad Agency of the Year honors from Adweek. Clift is the President & CEO (and Principal) of Captains of Industry, leading the strategic direction of the firm as a full service creative marketing consultancy representing blue chip challenger brands on both coasts including MIT, Recurrent Energy, American Beverage Marketers, The New England Journal of Medicine, Northeastern University, DNV GL, and Jasmine Universe.