Jeff is a long-time Bay Area resident who works with global startup ecosystems, including governments, corporations & startup accelerators/entrepreneurs, to help catalyze startup environments & create a bridge to Silicon Valley. For many years, he has dedicated himself to serving the needs of companies, both locally and abroad, in their understanding of how to best deploy emerging technologies and create an environment for innovation and disruption.
Jeff is an Adjunct Instructor at UC Berkeley for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and is co-founder of Silicon Valley in Your Pocket, a global virtual startup accelerator, serving 100s of companies across 30+ countries. He is co-founder & former President of Batchery, an incubator for seed stage startups. Jeff serves as President of Global Kinetics, a Bay Area based corporate advisor & market development partner to early-to-mid stage clients seeking to establish or expand operations within the U.S. He is an active angel investor with equity positions in 190+ companies and an active advisor & investor at Berkeley SkyDeck. He is an Executive Board Member for the Rutgers Business School Road to Silicon Valley Program (RSVP). Previously, he worked at Cognizant & Brillio as founder & Global Head for Mobility & UX practices. He is a frequent keynote speaker at global tech conferences & startup events. He has degrees in Economics/Finance from Rutgers College & a Masters of Business Administration in Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Technology from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
Jeff worked with the two Steves who co-founded Apple – Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak
Jeff has traveled to over 50 countries
Jeff has lived about 1/2 his life on the East coast & 1/2 on the West coast of the U.S.