Clifton Anderson – Official Bio
Clifton Anderson, Jr. is Founder and CEO of Treasure Holders International, which was founded to empower executives and entrepreneurs to lead boldly, live fully, and build a legacy. In his role, he serves as an advisor and confidant for highly accomplished individuals. Treasure Holders works with companies and nonprofits to develop thriving organizational cultures.
Prior to launching his consulting firm, Clifton served as an executive of three major corporations—General Electric, Amgen, and The Wonderful Company. His career track record is marked by many “firsts” and his commitment to excellence is evidenced by his accelerated advancement up the corporate ladder. With every leadership role of increasing responsibility that Clifton held, he was repeatedly the youngest person ever to hold those positions.
In 2008, Clifton was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of The Wonderful Company, headquartered in Los Angeles. The privately held company owns such brands as FIJI Water, Teleflora, POM Wonderful, Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, and Halos clementines, among others. Clifton reached this position 17 years faster than the typical CFO of a major company.
Along the way, Clifton discovered another path–that of helping leaders balance their business mind with a leader’s heart. (Think Steve Jobs meets Abraham Lincoln.) In doing so, he enables them to tap into an essential advantage and achieve unparalleled results in both business and life.
Clifton has been retained by such organizations as Dell, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Broadcom, First Solar, AmeriJet, and the City of Commerce, among others. He has advised more than 37 diverse industries in over 25 countries on 4 continents.
Clifton holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, which consistently has been ranked as one of the top 3 M.B.A. programs in the world. At Wharton, he received the prestigious Dean Patrick Harker Leadership Award—the highest honor bestowed upon a graduating student. He earned a B.S. in accounting at Florida A&M University’s School of Business & Industry under the esteemed leadership of the late Dr. Sybil C. Mobley.
Clifton believes “to whom much is given, much is required.” He has served as an active member of his church and serves on the Board of Directors of the Responsibility Foundation. His other volunteer work includes speaking on leadership to youth groups.
Originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Clifton currently resides outside of Los Angeles and is writing his forthcoming book, which provides a unique perspective on leadership.