Jeff joined Bain Capital Ventures in 2006. He is currently the CEO of Skyhook, a BCV portfolio company. Prior to that, Jeff was a Managing Director at Bain Capital Ventures, and led the internet, wireless, digital media sector strategy. He has led investments for the firm in LinkedIn, TargetSpot , Linkable Networks, ScoreBig, Buywithme, Ecosense and BlipNetworks. He also serves as a board member of Loc-Aid, BUILD.org, the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange (MITX) and formerly the Mobile Marketing Association, BzzAgent, as well as several other organizations in mobile and social marketing.
Prior to joining Bain Capital, Jeff was co-founder, President & CEO of m-Qube, Inc., a Bain Capital Ventures portfolio company acquired by VeriSign Inc. He led the company from start-up to becoming the leader in the North American marketplace for the management, delivery and billing of mobile content and applications. The company was named in 2005 by the Boston Business Journal as the fasted growing business in New England. Jeff was voted Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in New England and his business success and contributions to non-profits were recognized when he was named to the BBJ’s “40 under 40” list.
Jeff also held positions as Founder and President of Transactive Solutions/ Zooba, an email marketing and content management company that was acquired by Bertlesmann. He was Chief Operating Officer of Travelers/NETPlus, a direct marketing and sales business in the financial services sector and spent a couple of years as a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group where he focused on multimedia and convergence technologies. Jeff received an M.B.A from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Amherst College. He is active in fundraising for a number of non-for-profits organizations including the Brain Tumor Society, the American Cancer Society, Amherst College, and BUILD Boston where he chaired the effort to create the organization in Boston.
Jeff has spoken on numerous occasions on the impact of digital advertising on traditional media, the state of wireless, and entrepreneurship more broadly. As a “recovering” entrepreneur who started his first business at the age of 18, Jeff enjoys helping young entrepreneurs to get started and established CEOs think about the challenges of maintaining growth.