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Cliff Oxford

  • Cliff Oxford is the founder and CEO of the Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs, a premier education, commerce and media platform for entrepreneurs. The Oxford Center encourages economic development by helping business owners survive the pitfalls of fast growth by focusing on what to know, how to accelerate growth, and when to exit businesses successfully. 

    Cliff is also a columnist for Forbes, the New York Times, and host of the television series DoctorPreneur.
    Cliff also serves as a member of SMB Experts, an Oracle-sponsored panel comprised of today’s SMB thought leaders.


    While attending the University of West Georgia, Cliff worked part-time loading trucks at UPS. After graduation, UPS hired him full-time and he became its youngest district manager at 23 years old. While at UPS, Cliff developed a technologically advanced help desk system for the corporate enterprise. In their first year of using the system, UPS recognized Cliff for saving the company more than $250 million. 

    In 1995, he left UPS to start his own information technology company, STI Knowledge, Inc., which specialized in the development of knowledge-based systems and services for Fortune 1000 companies. He grew STI Knowledge into a global technology leader with offices in the United States, Britain, South Africa, India, Hong Kong and the Philippines. For three consecutive years, STI made the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies. In 2003, Cliff sold his company to Mellon Bank Ventures and a group of global investors.

    While working at UPS, Cliff obtained his MBA from Emory. Following his vision for entrepreneurship and giving back, after selling his company, he endowed the Emory Executive MBA.

    Cliff Oxford is the founder and CEO of the Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs, a premier education, commerce and media platform for entrepreneurs. The Oxford Center encourages economic development by helping business owners survive the pitfalls of fast growth by focusing on what to know, how to accelerate growth, and when to exit businesses successfully. 

    Cliff is also a columnist for Forbes, the New York Times, and host of the television series DoctorPreneur.
    Cliff also serves as a member of SMB Experts, an Oracle-sponsored panel comprised of today’s SMB thought leaders.


    While attending the University of West Georgia, Cliff worked part-time loading trucks at UPS. After graduation, UPS hired him full-time and he became its youngest district manager at 23 years old. While at UPS, Cliff developed a technologically advanced help desk system for the corporate enterprise. In their first year of using the system, UPS recognized Cliff for saving the company more than $250 million. 

    In 1995, he left UPS to start his own information technology company, STI Knowledge, Inc., which specialized in the development of knowledge-based systems and services for Fortune 1000 companies. He grew STI Knowledge into a global technology leader with offices in the United States, Britain, South Africa, India, Hong Kong and the Philippines. For three consecutive years, STI made the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies. In 2003, Cliff sold his company to Mellon Bank Ventures and a group of global investors.

    While working at UPS, Cliff obtained his MBA from Emory. Following his vision for entrepreneurship and giving back, after selling his company, he endowed the Emory Executive MBA.

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