Cliff White was a founding partner and the financial architect of NEW Customer Service Companies Inc. (NEW), the nation’s leading provider of extended service plans and buyer protection programs for consumer products. Founded in 1983 with headquarters in Sterling, Va., the award-winning post-sale consumer care company through a merger in 2008 became a unit of Asurion Corporation.
Mr. White is a graduate of Lehigh University, where he currently serves on the advisory board for the Dean of the College of Business and Economics. He started his career as a CPA with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in New York City. Currently he and two other founding members of NEW are partners in SWaN Investors, a diversified private investment fund with more than two dozen investments, including the Washington Nationals Baseball Club.
Mr. White is an active philanthropist and sits on the Board of the Community Foundation of Montgomery County, where he and his wife, Debbie, have their family foundation. In addition to his board duties, Mr. White is also on the foundation’s Sharing Montgomery Grants Committee and the founder and chair of the foundation’s Neighbors in Need Montgomery Fund, which assists vulnerable county residents with safety net services (food, housing and employment), workforce development and educational opportunities. Mr. White and his wife are also donors in Venture Philanthropy Partners, an innovative philanthropic organization that makes investments in high-performing nonprofit organizations that serve children and youth of low-income families in the National Capital region, where Mr. White currently serves on its board. In addition, Mr. White is the treasurer of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Bethesda, Md.