General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Jeff is a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners who focuses on the consumer, marketing services, e-commerce, software and mobile start-up markets. Jeff currently represents the firm on the boards of BlueTarp Financial, Cartera Commerce, DataXu, i4cp, Open English, Plastiq, Restorando, Sample6, SavingStar, tracx, and Valore, and is a board observer at ZestFinance. Jeff was previously a director at Brontes Technologies (acquired by 3M), BzzAgent (acquired by Tesco), ClickSquared (acquired by Zeta Interactive), Convoke Systems, go2Media, oneforty (acquired by HubSpot), PanGo Networks (merged with InnerWireless), Ready Financial (merged with AccountNow), TARIS Biomedical (acquired by Allergan) and Transpera (acquired by Tremor Video).
Prior to joining the firm in January 2003, Jeff co-founded Upromise (acquired by Sallie Mae), a loyalty marketing and financial services firm with 12 million members that currently manages over $35 billion in college savings assets, where he served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Board Director. Prior to Upromise, Jeff was an executive at Open Market and was with the strategy consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group.
On the side, he serves as a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School where he teaches a class on entrepreneurship and lean start-ups called Launching Technology Ventures and has co-authored ten HBS cases. In 2010, he wrote and published a book, Mastering the VC Game, as a guide for understanding the venture capital. Jeff also currently sits on the board of MITX, the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange and is a Founding Executive Committee Member of First Growth Venture Network, a network of venture and angel investors supporting entrepreneurs building companies in the New York area.
Jeff holds a BA in Computer Science from Harvard University where he graduated magna cum laude and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar and a Ford Scholar.