For the last 9 years Jeff has been recognized as the Enterprise sales leader for tech cohort companies participating in the Blue Startups (#17 top US Accelerator). Has recently been “giving back” in the Climate Change / Blue Economy space with groups like: World Ocean Council, Ocean Exchange, Blue Institute, Oceanovation, Braid Theory, Sustainable Ocean Alliance, East West Center. Passionate about the ocean-you may even find him building a climate change community-based solution the world needs.
Jeff is a customer-centric team player with a ‘roll up your sleeves’ approach to top line sales, and bottom-line profitability with a proven record of driving significant revenue growth results. Has founded numerous companies, been an effective single contributor through C level executive, is highly successful at fundraising, recruiting and building initial teams (or rebuilding teams), which has led to achieving successful company exits.
Deep experience in SaaS sales and operations; enterprise software sales and services; mobility solutions; telecom carrier hardware, software, and networks; systems integration, B2G(construction contractors filing permits), security solutions; data networking; performance management and cloud monitoring; customer experience professional services; retail operations; recruiting & fulfillment solutions; cloud digital migration & managed services; climate change & blue economy solutions; AI/ChatGBT for startups.
Is currently advising, and mentoring for selective startup companies, accelerators in the Blue Economy ecosystem. Lived in Hong Kong for 5 years (customers and teams in China, Japan, and throughout North Asia), excels at initial Go To Market business development, building and managing distributed global sales and support organizations, and channel partnerships (deep experience in US, APAC, EMEA, and India).
Jeff has served on the Board of Directors of numerous companies, including his family founded retail business –Flip Flop Workshop. Through strong partnerships and alliances Jeff and the company have supported the homeless community with civic organizations such as United Way, and Make A Wish Foundation. For special companies he offers services, and expertise for startup traction, execution, and scaling.
On a personal note-completed a dozen marathons, and the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon. Now prefer family activities, surfing, sailing, golfing, and tending a Bonsai garden.