Managing Partner, Pierce Yates Ventures
Jeff has over 30 years of experience developing new businesses and products across the capital markets and advising entrepreneurs, corporations, and government. He was a Managing Director and one of the founders of the Financial Products Group at Lehman Brothers and then moved to CIBC World Markets, where he became Deputy Chairman of its U.S. investment bank. He then became the Chief Operating Officer of Adirondack Trading Partners (the corporate founder of the International Securities Exchange).
He is a board member of the New York Angels and the chairman of the Nassau County Local Economic Assistance Corporation. At the University of Pennsylvania, he is a member of the Board of Overseers of the University Libraries, the Advisory Board of the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, and the Advisory Board of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative.