With over 20 years of CEO and executive experience in technology companies, Jeff joined Norwest in 2004 and became managing partner in 2013. Jeff focuses on investments in the internet, consumer, and software arenas and currently serves on the boards of Lending Club, Badgeville, RetailMeNot, Extole, Owler, The Echo Nest, trueXmedia, Turn, Madison Reed and AdChina. Jeff’s past investments include Admeld (acquired by Google), Jigsaw (acquired by Salesforce.com), Nano-Tex (acquired by Crypton, Inc.), RetailMeNot (NASDAQ: SALE), Tuvox (acquired by West Interactive), and he was a board observer at Cast Iron Systems (acquired by IBM).
Prior to Norwest, Jeff served as President, COO and board member of DoveBid, Inc., a privately held business auction firm, which expanded during his tenure via internal growth and acquisition from a $10M revenue run rate to a $120M revenue run rate with 400 employees.
From 1990 to 1999, Jeff was co-founder, President, CEO and Board member of Edify Corporation, a venture backed enterprise software company focused on voice and internet e-commerce platforms and applications. Jeff was responsible for all strategic and operational activities at Edify as the company went from start-up in 1990 to $80M in revenue and 400 employees. Edify held its IPO in 1996 and was sold to S1 Corporation in 1999.
Previously, Jeff worked at ROLM Corporation, IBM and Siemens in marketing and general management. Jeff led the marketing for the voice messaging division within ROLM, which grew from startup to $50M in revenue.
Jeff is active in alumni affairs at Dartmouth and at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. He has served on the Management Board of GSB and on the Executive Committee of the Association of Alumni at Dartmouth. He is also chairman of the board of Hand in Hand Parenting, a non-profit organization focused on strengthening families, and is past chairman of the board of Theatreworks.
Jeff holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a BA in History, summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College.