Jeff is a proud Canadian born in North Vancouver and raised in Victoria, BC. After attending the University of Victoria he moved to San Francisco where he has established a 30 year career as a recognized business leader and entrepreneur. Most notably Jeff was the founding President and Chief Operating Officer of internet icon, Yahoo, and, he has been a long time principal partner in the San Francisco Giants. His career achievements were recently recognized with an Honorary Doctorate degree from San Francisco State University. Though Jeff is active in ventures around the world, he remains very connected to his homeland through education, business and sport. Jeff’s Canadian commitments include Co-Owner and Managing Partner of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, an Honorary Professor at the University of Victoria, a Dobson Fellow at McGill University, a partner in Vancouver based venture capital firms Version One Ventures and Creative Labs, a mentor with University of British Columbia based CDL West business accelerator, and Jeff was also a former member of the BC Premier’s Progress Board. Jeff contributes to numerous non-profit organizations including the recent Buck Up for Health campaign, benefitting Vancouver’s Covenant House. Jeff is married to Claire for 30 years and they have two daughters.