Jeff joined Norwest Venture Partners in 2004 and focuses on investments in software, Internet, and consumer arenas. He currently serves on the boards of AdMeld, deCarta, Kudzu Interactive, Lending Club, Nano-Tex, Turn and Whale Shark Media, and he is involved with portfolio companies myYearbook and Sojern. Jeff’s past investments include Jigsaw (acquired by Salesforce.com), Tuvox (acquired by West Interactive), and he was 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.
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