Jeff focuses his time on conducting due diligence and supporting the existing portfolio.
Jeff is a Senior Associate at Primary Venture Partners based in the firm’s New York City office. Prior to joining Primary, he was an Associate in the technology investment banking group at JMP Securities, where he managed and executed numerous M&A and strategic advisory assignments as well as helped raise private and public equity for small and large cap tech companies such as Workday, Tableau Software and Marketo. Jeff’s previous experience also includes equity research, credit analysis and sports finance.
At Primary, Jeff is responsible for supporting existing portfolio companies as well as sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities. He is a graduate from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Finance and holds an M.S. in Accounting from the University of Virginia.
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Growing up in a house with an accounting professor as a father and an older brother with a business background, I was destined to go straight into some sort of finance or accounting job out of college. After working in finance for a few years, my experiences with later-stage tech companies made me realize I wanted to spend more time with entrepreneurs to help them take their companies to the next level. Outside of my working life, I am an avid golfer, wanna-be food critic and a diehard Philly sports fan.
Stuff You Wouldn't Know
First Job: My first job was collecting and selling sports cards when I was a kid. I have vivid memories of being at a card show at our local mall being so pumped about the “deal” I made to acquire a Chris Webber rookie card.
Greatest Life Experience: My greatest life experience was going to Arizona State for college. Living in New Jersey for all of my life up until that point, I got to attend a great university while enjoying some of the best weather/scenery in the country.
Most Humbling Life Experience: Moving across country three times in a three year period. Although it was definitely character building, it made me appreciate the ones closer to me that much more.
Random Fact: I used to take art lessons when I was a kid and painted a picture of the signature golf hole at Pine Valley Country Club (one of the best golf courses in the world located pretty close to where I grew up). During an art show, I listed the painting for $1 million hoping someone would take me up on my offer. Needless to say, I have a $1 million art piece hanging in my apartment (it may be overvalued).