Cliff is Co-President of B. Robinson Optical, Inc. and Legacie, the Luxury House of B. Robinson. Both companies design, manufacture, and sell branded and private label eyewear worldwide. B. Robinson was formed by Cliff’s grandfather, Ben Robinson, in 1926. The current management started Legacie in 2001 to focus on the luxury segment of the eyewear market. Cliff runs both companies with his father, Mel, and his sister, Lori. He has worked in all capacities at the company including sales, marketing, warehousing, product development, customer service, etc. He is especially focused on overall corporate strategy. Cliff has lectured extensively at eyewear-related events and conventions and written continuing education classes for eyecare professionals. His main focus is the importance of luxury eyewear and the need for retailers to create a unique point of view and offer a distinctive retail experience in order to remain competitive in today’s economic climate. Cliff has a B.A. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from New York University, Stern School of Business. Cliff currently lives in Westchester with his wife and three children.
Everyone needs a formal bio these days but it’s much more important to “hear” from the person directly. About me: I consider myself a dad and a friend way before a businessman. While I care deeply about our family business, I have many other interests which keep me going every day. First, it is about spending time and playing with my kids. I am a huge music fan – there is always music on in the house, my car, etc. I even walked down the aisle to Wild Horses. I love to stay active – back in the day I played basketball twice a week. Now I play tennis, I bike and run, and whenever I get the chance, I hike. I love being outdoors. My claim to fame is that my wife and I hiked Kili for our honeymoon. I am a terrible foodie - I could eat all day long but I don’t care if it’s IHOP or Il Cantinori. I am a political junkie – politics frustrates me greatly but I still love it. Lastly, I am a big believer in team. I could not have gotten to where I am without great nurturing and support from family, friends and everyone at our company. I had the great fortune to attend fantastic schools and grow up in a supportive and caring environment. I was able to meet interesting and wonderful people all along the way. A BIG thanks to my parents for being able to make it all happen.