Chief Executive Officer, Board Member
Cliff Morris is a successful CEO with a track record of leading, growing and positioning early-stage technology companies for success. Offering an extensive background in electronic materials technologies, Cliff has served as the founding CEO of privately held C3Nano since 2010, accelerating the growth of this venture capital-backed startup company specializing in the development of solution-based transparent conductive inks and films for consumer electronics manufacturers to replace indium tin oxide (ITO). Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the company manufactures in California and Changzhou, China.
Cliff’s executive leadership experience includes raising $41 million and spearheading multimillion-dollar joint development agreements and lucrative strategic partnerships with leading industry players. In his current CEO role, Cliff established the company’s operating strategy and business structure and has grown the company to 40+ employees while strategically building the supply chain, channel partners and customer base.
In addition to his M&A, deal-making and business development expertise, Cliff brings international experience gained from his five-year tenure as Director of European Operations in Paris, France, where he capitalized on new business opportunities, led business expansion, and solidified relationships with key European Fortune 500 clients for Sheldahl, a wholly owned subsidiary of Flextronics, Inc. Previously, Cliff held the role of Vice President, Business Development at NanoGram Corporation in Milpitas, CA, where he helped orchestrate the company’s acquisition by Teijin Chemicals in 2010.
In addition to sitting on the board at C3Nano, Cliff is a board of director at FLEx Lighting, a display film company.
Cliff earned his B.A. from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI and has an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH.