Jeff has spent over thirty years building bridges between capital, innovation, and great management teams. He started his career at Goldman Sachs, where he was fortunate to work with then young companies such as Yahoo!, eBay, Red Hat, Akamai, and many others, helping them articulate their vision and their acumen to potential stakeholders - and then marketing their public offerings to the most successful institutional investors globally. He then spent a dozen years investing in disruptive companies, across all sectors, on behalf of endowments, pension funds, sovereign funds, wealthy families, and his partners. In 2012 he started a multi-family office investing in young technology, services, and consumer companies, and more recently, forming Wayfare.
Jeff understands that young companies can often be overwhelmed at the Founder/C-Suite level as they move on from early funding and their initial customer set, to scaling up and raising strategic capital. This often leaks into preparedness and execution of what is an incredibly important period in a Company's lifespan.
Wayfare brings IPO process skills and workflow discipline to pre-venture and early venture stage capital formation, ensuring that the best investors for a particular company get access to the most prepared founders who are ready to build large Companies and not just great product. Our goal is to help our clients think more deeply through their business model, financial model, operating model, and leadership model, and further expand their opportunity through introductions to future stakeholders, partners and customers.