Jeff is founder and Managing Director of Network Ventures. He was the third employee of Pritzker Group Venture Capital, J.B. and Tony Pritzker’s multi-stage venture capital firm. While at Pritzker Group, Jeff witnessed the emergence of the New York and Los Angeles startup ecosystems. Chicago and the Midwest have the building blocks to enable similar growth, but there is a lack of seed stage capital willing to make early investments and help companies accelerate their trajectory.
Jeff has been a part of the Chicago startup community since joining Pritzker Group in 2008. Previously, he held venture capital and finance roles at UBS, BMV Capital and the Lehman Brothers Communications Fund. Jeff has a B.S. in chemical engineering from The Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.