Jeff has a long career in financial services and venture capital. His current efforts are focused on providing advisory services to early-stage companies and university technology commercialization spinouts. He is a member of the Board of Directors at E8, a cleantech-oriented angel investment group, and a co-manager of E8’s venture fund. Jeff has served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Washington, Washington State University, and Oregon State University. Jeff was a general partner of EfundLLC, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage software and telecom investments, and previously worked for US Venture Partners, one of the largest California-based venture capital firms. Prior to moving to Kirkland in 1995, Jeff worked at IBM in marketing and as a sell-side stock analyst in San Francisco. He has an MBA in Marketing and International Business from the University of California at Berkeley, CA and a Bachelors Degree in Engineering and Economics from Brown University.
As a life-long resident of Finn Hill, it is an honor to serve as a member of the Salary Commission in order to help ensure that the process is as efficient and transparent as possible. I recently received my Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University School of Law and have worked for multiple government and non-profit organizations. Before law school, I graduated from the University of Washington Bothell with a B.A. in Law, Economics, and Public Policy. In my free time I enjoy finding different ways to get involved in the community, such as currently serving EvergreenHealth as a Community Advisor."
I am an experienced Human Resources professional who has primarily worked in the non-profit sector. Currently I am the Business Operations Director for a small local non-profit. After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science I lived in Montana and South Africa before returning to my home state of Washington. I enjoy using my knowledge and skills to benefit the community where I live and raise my family.