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Advisor: Cliff Webster

Last name: Webster
First name: Cliff
Company: CEO Equity Advisors
Title: Managing Partner
Email: cwebster@ceoequity.com
Seat: Growth Specialist
Phone: 202.256.6919
Address: 8000 Towers Crescent Drive Ste 1350, Vienna VA 22182
State: VA
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Website: ceoequity.com
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Region: SoMA

Clifford Webster is a successful IT entrepreneur, executive, and advisor to business owners in matters of value planning, growth planning, and exit planning.

After holding key engineering positions with leading IT companies, Cliff built and then successfully sold an award winning IT business. Now a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor, Cliff has turned his attention to helping fellow business owners understand the full and complex range of growth and exit options.


Cliff founded Webster Data Communication in 1998, growing it from a one-man shop into an award-winning 100-person company. Webster Data Communication experienced double-digit annual growth every year under his leadership. He successfully sold the company to STG, Inc. in 2010.

Entrepreneur Magazine’s Hot 500
Washington Technology Magazine’s Fast 50
Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fantastic 50 
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s Celebration of Northern Virginia Business Success.

Licenses and Certifications

Series 82 Licensed for private placements
Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor, Pepperdine University


Cliff’s mission as an advisor is to protect the seller’s interests and increase the transaction value of the seller’s business. Having seen firsthand many of the pitfalls and hazards associated with the sell-side, he has dedicated his practice to changing the paradigm for the middle-market M&As by bringing structure, transparency and integrity to the process.

Cliff Webster:
“I am passionate about helping business owners achieve the same results I did, without the problems I encountered. After a four-year process of false starts, suspect advice, and hard-won lessons learned in selling my own company, I know how to navigate the risks inherent in selling a smaller business to a larger one. Whether you intend to sell your business in two years or two decades, building the strategic value of your company is an essential process, one which enables you to treat your company as an investment rather than being chained to it as an owner/operator.”

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November 7, 2013
Profiles in Growth:
Closing the Business Value Gap

Edwin Miller, CEO and Founder, 9Lenses
Edwin is a growth and turnaround thought leader whose proven skills in leadership, motivation, and business model assessment have had tremendous results in companies around the world. He founded 9Lenses to help executives find and resolve gaps in any aspect of their business. Recently named a “Top 12 CEO to Watch” by the Washington Business Journal, he is renowned for high-energy presentations that motivate executive audiences toward transforming their organizations. 

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Closing the Business Value Gap
November 7, 2013
7:30 am - 9:30 am
DeVry University
The Becker Room (6th Fl.)
4550 Montgomery Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
November 13, 2013
Profiles in Growth:
Closing the Personal Value Gap

For the best personal outcome, owners must identify and bridge the gap between corporate value when they first contemplate an exit and value when the actual transaction takes place—not to mention after the sale. The time to dig a well is before you get thirsty, but in the midst of transferring the company’s ownership, personal planning often gets delayed or lost—a dangerous omission. The panel will examine case studies and share the real-world experiences of business owners and their heirs in the post-sale years.

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Closing the Personal Value Gap
November 13, 2013
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Teqcorner Entrepreneur Center
1616 Anderson Rd.
McLean, VA 22102

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