DWT Food + Bev

Clifford A. DeGroot


Hometown: Portland, Ore.

What’s your sweet spot as it relates to this industry? Working with private placements (raising funds through the sale of securities).

What was your favorite food as a kid? Sloppy Joes.

If you couldn’t be a lawyer, what would you be? Pro soccer player, but that would also mean that I would need speed and agility.

Why is food/bev/ag your chosen industry? I was the commercial manager for a food-processing company early in my career and developed an appreciation and understanding for the industry that continues today.

What book or song inspires you the most, and why? "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers, because it speaks to having a support network and being there for others when they need a friend.

What is your favorite quote? I could tell you, but I don’t think it is fit for public print. It was what Miles told Joel in [the movie] “Risky business” and speaks to taking a risk and seeking opportunity.

What is your favorite food travel destination, and why? Greece because I love Mediterranean food.

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