Jeff is founder of Global Kinetics, a market development accelerator to early-to-mid stage clients seeking to establish/expand operations in the US market & a long-standing enterprise mobility industry veteran. He is a Co-Founder of Silicon Valley in Your Pocket (SVIYP), a mobile & online platform that allows global entrepreneurs to access Silicon Valley content, coaching & connections as they build viable businesses. In addition, he is a Co-Founder of HubSV, a Silicon Valley style international training & mentorship company. He is a Founding Investor of Batchery, a global incubator for tech startups. Jeff is an EIR for SKTA Innopartners. He is an Advisor at UC Berkeley's incubator, SkyDeck.
He was previously with Cognizant & Brillio where he was founder & Global Practice Head for the Mobility practices & focused on Internet of Things (IoT) & user experience (UX). Prior to this, he was a serial entrepreneur founding several businesses from the mid-1990s. He was awarded the prestigious BridgeGate 20 Award, recognizing him as one of the top 20 business leaders & “difference makers” in S. California’s IT & new media community.
He serves on the Global Advisory Board for the Enterprise Mobility Exchange & is a mentor and advisor to several Silicon Valley technology accelerators where he advises early to mid stage companies. He is an angel investor and a member of Berkeley Angel Network. Jeff is a Board member for Innovate Marquette SmartZone in Michigan where he helps support the entrepreneurial eco-system in which new tech-based business ideas can start, grow and succeed. He frequently speaks at international conferences & corporate events & has published extensively about enterprise mobility, UX, IoT & startup / entrepreneurial related topics.
He holds a BA degree in Economics/Finance from Rutgers College & an MBA in Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Technology from UC Berkeley. He is based in San Francisco with his wife & enjoys the Silicon Valley lifestyle.