Jeff focuses on supporting and adding value to our portfolio companies in several ways including: building finance leadership and teams, improving operational results and strategy, establishing supply chain operations, putting in place proper systems and controls, assisting with key lender efforts, and setting up and ensuring quality of financial reporting and administration. Jeff also plays a key role in our evaluation of new investment opportunities.
Prior to joining Stripes, Jeff was Chief Financial Officer of Handy, a leading NYC-based company that provides an online marketplace for household services. During his time at Handy, the business experienced rapid growth and scale with Jeff leading a capital raise of more than $65 million from top-tier investors. Prior to Handy, Jeff spent six years at Amazon, nine years at Dell and seven years at IBM in a variety of senior operating and finance roles that included Worldwide Supply Chain, Operational Effectiveness, Financial Planning & Analysis, Controllership and much more. In his most recent role at Amazon, Jeff was the Head of Hardlines Finance, an area that he grew from $11 billion in annual sales to $40 billion in three years. In addition, Jeff steered Amazon’s savings project to improve annual free cash flow by more than $1 billion, which helped drive the company to profitability.
Jeff currently lives in Westchester County with his wife, three children, and rescue black lab Chloe. He enjoys traveling, live music, spending time with his family, being on or near water, and watching sports (baseball, football, and hockey). Jeff was born and raised in Iowa, where his Dad passed on his love for the game and the New York Yankees. He still has a soft spot in his heart for the Seattle Seahawks and has no plans to give up his season tickets anytime soon. And yes, “they should have ran the ball”.
Jeff earned a B.B.A. from Iowa State and an M.S. in Management, from Purdue University.