Jeff is an experienced entrepreneur, leader and business builder. Today, he’s the President & CEO of buySAFE, Inc. (www.buySAFE.com) – a venture-backed (Grotech Ventures & Core Capital Partners) ecommerce trust company that provides Guaranteed Shopping programs for online merchants and buyers. Jeff is also Chairman of LiveSafe, Inc. (www.LiveSafeMobile.com), a venture-backed (IAC Corp. & Hearst Corp.) revolutionary mobile safety and anonymous reporting platform which crowdsources safety insights for actionable intelligence that safety and security professionals and leverage for better situational awareness, evidence gathering and emergency response.
Jeff co-founded PayMyBills.com, an online bill management service, in 1998. The company was a success story in the dot com era, growing to more than 200 people prior to its sale for $67 million. Jeff has also worked as an eBusiness Builder and Strategy Consultant for McKinsey & Co., as an EIR Professor at James Madison University and as a Regional Manager for Travelers P&C’s bond organization where he co-led the development of a new division that wrote large bond guarantees for technology companies.
In 2015, Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed Jeff to serve on the Board of Visitors at James Madison University. Jeff also serves on the Board of James Madison Innovations, Inc. at JMU. Jeff also advises a number of emerging companies in the Washington, DC area.
Jeff earned his MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BBA in Finance and Economics from James Madison University, where in 2002 he was the youngest person in the school’s history to win James Madison University’s Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. Jeff holds the CFA, CPCU and AFSB professional designations.
Jeff lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Michelle and two children, Grayson and Riley. Jeff is an avid international traveler and enjoys running marathons barefoot.