Jeff has worked in the venture capital and private equity funds industry in a wide range of capacities for almost 20 years. Joining August Capital in May of 2013, Jeff is the most recent addition to the team, and will be managing firm operations and infrastructure, finance, and investor relations and communications.
Prior to joining August Capital, Jeff was most recently a Partner and the Chair of the Venture Capital and Private Equity Fund Formation group at Fenwick & West, advising on all aspects of the structuring, fundraising, regulation and operation of venture capital funds, incubators/accelerators, as well as various custom structured private equity, lending, and technology transfer vehicles. Prior to that, Jeff spent close to a decade on the operating side of the investment fund business, holding a range of roles at various institutional private equity funds, including Senior Advisor at Capital Dynamics, a globally diversified multi-strategy fund-of-funds based in Switzerland, Managing Director, CCO, CFO, and General Counsel at HRJ Capital, a globally diversified multi-strategy fund-of-funds acquired by Capital Dynamics in 2009 and CFO at Storm Ventures, a telecommunications and Internet focused venture capital fund. Prior to his operating experience in the financial services industry, Jeff was a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Silicon Valley, focusing on venture capital funds, and prior to that, a tax attorney at Paul, Weiss, in New York City, focusing on private equity funds, hedge funds, and mergers and acquisitions.
Jeff has a Bachelor of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a JD from New York University School of Law and an LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law.