Jeff joined Progress Partners as a Managing Director in November 2018 after working as an Executive in Residence since September 2018. Jeff is a trusted advisor on programmatic advertising, data, audiences, analytics, and market research trends globally. He brings over twenty years’ experience in technology, ranging from software engineering, leading teams within early-stage startups and Microsoft, and founding his own startups.
Prior to Progress Jeff held senior strategy and alliances roles at InMobi, one of the largest mobile advertising platforms, and Quantcast, the second largest provider of analytics and a top performance advertising DSP.
In the years prior to joining Quantcast Jeff co-founded and served as CEO of Makegood, a marketing and advertising intelligence startup, acquired by Quantcast. Jeff also led the media and advertising business unit of CarDomain Network, a top automotive social network, e-commerce site and advertising network [ acquired by Source Interlink ]. Before moving into advertising Jeff spent several years at Microsoft, and as an early employee building several startups including DataChannel, MathSoft and Park Software.
Jeff received his B.A. from the University of Washington in Geographic Information Systems, was a National Merit Scholar and served the on the UW Alumni Association’s recent graduate Board. He currently lives in San Mateo, California with his wife Jennifer, a Principal Research Scientist at Genentech. When they’re not working they’re most likely backpacking, skiing or climbing in the High Sierra mountains.