Clif is a Senior Executive with broad and in-depth experience and knowledge of nearly all facets of information technology on a global basis. He has significant experience with Fortune 200 companies and industry leaders in the oilfield services, tractor, automotive, aerospace, defense and telecommunication industries. Respected leader, innovator, and change agent with keen ability to quickly assess a situation and create a strategy and architecture that best serves the need of the particular company. Has developed and driven market and internal strategic initiatives for major enterprises, start-ups, turnarounds, divestitures, mergers and acquisitions. Leader acknowledged for integrity, strategic thinking, architectural strength, operational excellence, manufacturing expertise, information security and global business acumen.

Professional Experience

2008 - 2013

Chief Information Officer - Baker Hughes

Served as the first CIO for the 100 year old, $20 Billion revenue, global oil field services business. Responsible for establishing the strategy, design and operations of information technology infrastructure and services for the global organization of 58,000-plus employees located in more than 80 countries. Led the system review, analysis and integration of the acquisition of BJ Services ($5.5 billion). Focused on operational effectiveness, alignment with business and productivity objectives, while holding IT costs nominally flat during the corporation’s growth from less than $10 billion to over $20 billion within 3 years.

2006 - 2008

Corporate Vice President - Motorola Global Services

Responsible for driving market success and global business strategy of a $4.2 billion services division within a leading communication, safety and technology corporation with 21,000 employees in 65 countries. Division provided telecommunication and technology services including consulting, telecommunications installation and operations, cyber security, software, high fidelity maps, and other fixed and mobile telecommunication oriented services to businesses and government agencies.

1996 – 2006

Information Officer – General Motors

2003 -2006 Information Officer – Infrastructure and IT Security

1996 -2006 Process Information Officer – Manufacturing and Quality

1990 – 1996

1994-1996 Allied Signal - Aerospace

1992-1994 Entergy Power Utility

1990-1992 J.I. Case Tractors


Officer, United States Army

Managing Partner

SteelPointe Partners, LP.


M.S., Computer Information Systems – Boston University – Boston, Massachusetts

Certificate, Computer Systems Teleprocessing Program – Air Force Institute of Technology – Dayton, OH

B.S., Engineering – United States Military Academy – West Point, NY

Awards & Achievements


Top 100 Places to Work – Computer World

Cisco Security Innovator of the Year

Transformational CIO Award by the Enterprise CIO Forum

CIO 100 Award Honoree

Architectural Excellence Award Winner - iCMG

Top 3 finalists in Services category for the Malcolm Baldrige Award

Keynote Speaker at PLM World’s annual conference

Advisor on Cisco and AT&T Customer Advisory Boards, 2009 - 2012.


Top 100 Places to Work – Computer World

Top 10 Green IT Organizations

2011 IT Manufacturing Award winner - American Manufacturing Strategy Society

Oil and Gas Corporate Website of the Year – iNOVA Awards CIO 100 Awards Honoree


Top 100 Places to Work – Computer World

Premier 100 IT Leaders

Top 10 Green IT Organizations

#2 Ranked IT Organization in Manufacturing Sector – Information Week 500

2010 Transformation and Planning Award - ICMG


CanvasM - “Best Start-Up Company” - Mobile Content Awards

Advisor on Sprint and Hewlett Packard’s Customer Advisory Boards, 2006 - 2008.


Data Warehouse Group named Best in World - Sybase

Top 10 places to Work - Computerworld


Awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Away for Work

Clif and his wife Doreen love to garden and find any excuse to be outside. They occasionally escape to Hawaii, but mostly they have taken to explore and enjoy the wonderful events and opportunities they are discovering in Texas. Clif is a member of the SMU School of Engineering Executive Board and is a member of the Louisiana Technology Council.