Pinestream Consulting Group provides unparalleled business & corporate development services for the semiconductor, communications and IT industries, focusing on measurably improving clients’ success.

What makes Pinestream unique?
Pinestream provides a unique alternative to other advisory options. Instead of utilizing a one-size fits all approach, Pinestream uses a results oriented, process driven methodology to craft each assignment to the unique requirements of our customers. We become deeply embedded within our client organizations, operating as extended members of your team. We seek out points of friction and develop strategies and processes for increasing operational efficiencies.

  • Vast network of C-level relationships throughout the global value chain, including industry insiders, venture capitalists, and investment bankers.
  • Unique combination of inspirational leadership, deep strategic insight and tactical “get-it-done” mentality, coupled with exceptionally strong technology expertise and business and financial acumen.
  • Extreme depth and breadth in semiconductors, communications, data/telecom network infrastructure and open source web technology, resulting from 15+ years of analyzing more than 4,000 private and public companies in the semiconductor & comm/IT arenas, gives Pinestream unique insight into what works and what doesn’t.


  • We have been doing this for 15 years and are in it for the long haul
  • We are insatiably curious
  • We have a “no-agenda” problem solving approach
  • We are in the marketplace every day – globally
  • We work smart & efficiently
  • We act with urgency
  • We are responsive
  • We act like owners because we are owners
  • We hold ourselves accountable for our actions
  • We have the courage to say we are wrong

“Cliff's facilitation of our long-term strategic planning session helped us explore many application and product areas we may not have thought of. He walked us though a compre-hensive universe of future semiconductor applications, resulting in multiple new market and product analysis initiatives.” Chairman, tier-one semicon-ductor company

“Cliff's analysis is very timely and insightful, and provides our firm with great market intelligence and a view of industry trends.” DA, President & CEO (publicly traded semiconductor company with $800M revenue)

“Pinestream delivered an A+ effort; they are strategic, out-of-the-box thinkers, and were absolutely the right guys to lead our project.” G.D., CEO (U.S. company with $40M+ invested from 4 VCs, spinning-out $20M China operation)

“I hired Cliff to help us understand a new market which we were entering into. In very short amount of time, Cliff injected a lot of well planned out, thoughtful, and helpful data for us to quickly move into a market. Throughout the process, Cliff was very careful to not extend beyond his expertise, nor change his commitment to us, despite rapidly changing business climate. Cliff's intellect, his connections, and his ability to analyze market data is extremely helpful to his clients.” C.C., President & CEO (semiconductor IP startup)

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