Managing Director, Midwest
Jeff leads the technology banking practice in the Midwest. He has nearly 20 years of experience in venture capital, startup and growth enterprises and innovation. Prior to Square 1, Jeff was a principal for Hopewell Ventures, a Midwestern-based $110M AUM venture capital and growth equity fund. He also served as co-founder, senior associate and chief financial officer of Gazelle TechVentures, a $65M AUM technology focused venture capital fund in the Midwest. He holds the CFA designation, earned an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and received a BS in Management from Purdue University. Jeff joined Square 1 in 2016.
Outside the Square
- Was born in Caracas, Venezuela.
- Rounded Cape Horn by boat in 2008 – thankfully, given how awful 70 MPH winds and 30 foot seas were that day, on a really big boat!
- Enjoys attending shows at Chicago’s Second City comedy club.
- Technology Banking
30 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606