FAU Alumni Association Board of Directors

Brian Oliver, ’98

K.W.A. Group, LLC, CEO


Clifford Budnick earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and his Masters Degree in Business Administration and Global Entrepreneurship from FAU in 2007 and 2008, respectively. After graduating, he founded a niche manufacturing business focused on customized disposable party goods. Upon selling this company, Budnick joined InOvate Technologies as it’s forth employee. A decade later, he worked his way up to Product Manager, VP Business Development, and eventually became the CEO of the company. Since then, the company was sold to a public organization in 2019 and Budnick continued his role as President. Today, InOvate is nearly 10x the size it was when Budnick started, and the company’s future looks brighter than ever. Budnick is actively involved on a variety of committees and continues to pursue consulting projects in a variety of industries.