Findlay completed college at the UNLV Business School in 1970. While at UNLV Cliff was the starting center on the Runnin’ Rebel basketball team.
After college Cliff joined his father’s business, Findlay Oldsmobile, and worked in various departments before being named General Manager in 1978. He became CEO in 1979 when his father retired.
The growth of Findlay Automotive began in 1990 when the company was awarded the Saturn franchise and opened Saturn of West Sahara in Las Vegas. Findlay Automotive has grown rapidly since then and now consists of 28 automobile dealerships in Nevada, Arizona Utah, Idaho and Oregon. The organization is one of the largest privately held dealership groups in the nation.
Cliff is widely recognized as a leader in both the community and the automobile industry. He is the president of the Nevada Franchised Dealers Association and has also served on the National Dealer Council for both General Motors and Toyota.
Cliff is very active in many charitable causes. He is the founder of the Findlay Education Foundation which funds the Findlay Preparatory Academy at Henderson International School. He is also the founder of the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame Foundation which supports youth sports programs in Southern Nevada. As a former Runnin’ Rebel he maintains close contact with UNLV and is a long-time supporter of UNLV athletics.
Cliff and his wife are residents of Henderson, Nevada. They have four adult children and numerous grandchildren.