Clifford studied at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, United States from 1974 to 1978. He received a degree of the Bachelor of Science Business.
1978 until 2014 Chairman and CEO of Data Device Corporation a defense and aerospace electronics company in Bohemia, NY. Chairman of ILC Dover an engineered softgoods company in Dover Delaware.
2011 Founded Lane Organization, a boutique hotel, and real estate management and investment company.
(A Foundation For Success)
Clifford married to Randi Mallen on 21 March in 1981 at The Pierre Hotel New York, New York, United States. They have a daughter: Lindsi Lane Watt.