Cliff Van Voorhees was born in New York City in 1945 and grew up in Farmington, Conn. He graduated from the Pomfert School, Pomfert, Conn., where he played soccer, squash and tennis and was the yearbook Business Manager. He received a B.A. degree in French in 1968 from Rutgers College and played squash and tennis and was a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity. At Columbia Graduate School of Business, he received an M.B.A. degree in 1970. Cliff began his career at the Interracial Council for Business Opportunity, Harlem, N.Y., as a Minority Business Consultant. In 1974 he joined Bankers Trust Company, working in New York City, Nigeria and London and in 1987 joined Barclays Bank. He then worked as an electronic Bond Broker for Instinet Fixed Income and later served as Chief Operations Officer of the Hyde Leadership Charter School, Bronx, N.Y. He currently is head of C.I. Van Voorhees & Company, providing consulting to nonprofit organizations. He and his wife Kathryn live in Darien and have four children and two grandchildren. He enjoys travel, music, arts and sports and is a member of the Squadron A Association and the Tokeneke Club.