Favorite Food: British Indian Food. It’s the best I’ve had, and spicy!
Favorite Quote: “Don’t die with your music still inside you.” — Ralph Emerson
The Prism team has gone global, but we still get the whole company together to catch up in San Francisco. The last time Cliff was in town, I got the chance to chat with him about what he’s been up to since joining us from Apple.
What’s your role at Prism Skylabs?
I’m the Senior Vice President of Managed Services. Currently, that means I’m helping the team get more accounts! When we get each of those new accounts, I work with them to deliver merchandising services and ensure their stores are always on brand.
What drew you to Prism Skylabs?
I’ve been in retail for over thirty years. In all those years, one of the most critical areas of interest for us was measuring product interaction. Prism can do that, and no one else can. From a visual merchandising perspective, from a retail perspective, there are features of Prism’s products that I would have loved to have had in the past. Visual insight is a really unparalleled thing for retailers to have.
What are you working on right now?
Well, we just sealed a very large contract with an international account, and so I’m working side by side with them and simultaneously looking for the next one or two global retailers who will really benefit from our solution.
What aspects of your job at Prism Skylabs do you like best?
I’ve always been in corporate. The startup culture is a refreshing change. Prism has a lot of interesting people who are not governed by a big corporation — it’s a little bit more entrepreneurial, and less rigid. People are trusted to deliver, and they’re given the room to go after their jobs their own way.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I have three dogs — two Huskies and one Belgian Shepherd. The shepherd’s a failed police dog, he’s too gentle and sweet! I also play guitar, and at the moment I’m trying to learn the bagpipes (got them for Christmas), it’s a family challenge! I love art as well, and currently take classes with a Dutch artist.
What’s your background outside of Prism Skylabs?
I’ve always been in retail, working with big names. I’ve worked with IKEA, Nokia, Apple, Nike … and way back in the day, I started off with Habitat. I’ve worked in Japan, Finland, US and all over Europe — but Japan was definitely the coolest, I loved Tokyo. And now I’m living in the Netherlands spreading the word about Prism in Europe and Asia!