Jeff has an extensive history of success as a serial entrepreneur, CEO and an active investor over the past 30 years. Jeff has been involved with dozens of investment transactions, companies he has either created or helped build with a combined value of over half a billion dollars.
In 1980, Jeff founded Technical Data Corporation, a provider of financial analytic services for the institutional investor community. In 1983, he founded First Call Corporation, which quickly became one of the financial community’s leading providers of real-time broker-sourced research, earnings estimates, equity and fixed income ownership information, insider trading information and corporate news releases. In 1986, Jeff sold both these businesses to the Canadian publishing giant International Thomson, now Thomson Reuters, and became Chairman and CEO of Thomson Financial, its financial services subsidiary. In 1997, Jeff co-founded CCBN.com (Corporate Communications Broadcast Network), a leader in enabling direct communications between public companies and the investment community as well as the developer of StreetEvents, the industry leader at the time of corporate event information, which he also sold to Thomson Reuters in 2004.
Jeff is a Trustee Emeritus of Cornell University where he founded the Parker Center for Investment Research at the Johnson School. An alumnus of Cornell, he earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1965, Master of Engineering degree in 1966 and an MBA degree in 1970.