Serving to Have Fun Making Money While Leaving A Legacy of Helping Others... Michael K. Clifford has been an entrepreneur since his first paper route at age 13. Michael has made and lost tens-of-millions of dollars.He believes one’s failures are more valuable than success. As a "Venture Catalyst",Clifford works with successful CEO's who want to buy operating companies, families who desire to invest alongside high-quality private equity firms, business owners who want to sell their businesses or inject growth capital, regionally accredited higher education leaders that desire to expand access plus get surplus cash-flow, and charities desirous of monitization strategies/relationships to augment donations. He has created companies in Christian Psychological Treatment, helped raise over $400M in gifts, major ad, branding & public relations, sold the largest Six Sigma consulting agreement ($80M), co-managed a Presidential Campaign, created the second largest grossing political documentary in history, produced the award-winning film D.O.P.E., several online content sites...&&& created two companies that were back-to-back IPOs in Higher Education (LOPE & BPI)...the best performing IPO's in 2008/9 respectively. His real joy as an entrepreneur has been the catalyst to help create thousands of high paying jobs, $1.2B invested in real estate for schools, graduated hundreds-of-thousands of students with billions-of-dollars in return to institutions as well as investors. Clifford’s charity-of-choice is www.dreamcenter.org. He enjoys several Honorary Doctorates. He lives in Rancho Santa Fe, California, with the best person he has ever known, Lindsey, enjoying their four terrific children plus Lindsey’s ministry, www.jesuslifestyle.com. He has trouble sitting still, loves sailing, deep sea fishing, Cuban cigars, movies, walking, the Bible and as a former trumpet player, enjoys all genres of music. http://www.mkcadvisor.com/admin Michael K. Clifford MKC Advisor, LLC MKC@MClifford.com (760) 801-5021

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