Jeff has more than 35 years of operational, financial and capital markets experience in investment banking, financial services and technology companies. He has built particular expertise in the technology sector as CFO of, and consultant to, companies in the software, design services, electro-optical and telecommunications businesses, with significant international experience in Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
As a CFO, he has built staffing and overseen responsibility for budgeting, financial planning and analysis, investor relations and reporting, contracts, licensing, domestic and international tax compliance and reporting and management information systems and reporting. In investment banking and financial services, Jeff has wide experience, including IPOs, project finance, leasing, mergers & acquisitions, private placements of debt and equity and recapitalizations. While at one software company, he raised $33 million in venture financing.
Prior to co-founding FLG, Jeff was CFO at Planetweb, Inc., an internationally venture-backed software company which developed and licensed embedded applications and device-critical software for consumer electronics. At OEMs he was responsible for finance, accounting, MIS, investor reporting, legal, HR and facilities. Earlier, Jeff was executive vice president and chief financial officer for Diablo Research Company, a world-leading design services company specializing in wireless communications. Prior to that, he was vice president, investment banking, in the technology group at Kidder, Peabody & Co., Inc. and was CFO, VP finance, co-founder of, and consultant to, a number of other companies in the financial services and technology sectors.
Jeff holds a BA in economics from the University of California, Davis.