Jeff is the co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Stance, a high-growth apparel company whose investors include Dwayne Wade, Jay-Z and Will Smith. Prior to Stance, Jeff was formerly the Executive Vice President and served on the board of directors at Logoworks, an Internet startup that was successfully acquired by HP in 2007. Following the acquisition, Jeff ran strategy and new ventures at HP. Previously, Jeff worked as an Associate at vSpring Capital, a Salt Lake City-based venture capital firm with over $500M under management where he invested in both software and Internet companies including Altiris, Ancestry.com, Cerberian, Control4, and MediConnect Global. Jeff serves on the board of directors at Skullcandy (NASDAQ: SKUL), Needle and Julep. Jeff was named the 2012 Director of the Year by the Forum for Corporate Directors for serving as Chairman of Skullcandy during the company’s growth from under $1M in sales through its IPO in 2011. He was also named the 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year in Orange County for co-founding and leading Stance.
Jeff is an active angel investor and a Managing Director at Precedent Investments. He has invested in over 30 startup companies. Most of Jeff’s investments have been in consumer technology companies such as 99 Designs, Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM), Familylink (acquired by MyHeritage), Science and Uber. He has also invested in several social media infrastructure companies such as Dynamic Signal, Lithium, Needle, Supernova, Visual.ly and ZEFR. Other investments include SAAS companies such as Coupa, Domo, InsideSales.com, Omniture (IPO then acquired by Adobe) and Outright (acquired by GoDaddy). But his favorite investments are brands with authenticity; Celtek (snowboarding), Matuse (surfing), The People’s Movement (environmental awareness) and Skullcandy (music).