Jeff has been obsessed with reducing the waste of human economic potential for over 35 years. He believes that businesses are simply people and the things people produce, and he has spent his career trying to figure out why more people don't find their best selves through their work.
Jeff started DataMain Technologies, where as CEO he focused on ways to increase his company’s performance through innovating approaches to culture and people. He concluded that his passion and talents were uniquely suited to helping companies build advantage through people. This lead him to leadership positions at Electronic Arts, Dolby Laboratories and Bridgewater Associates.
Jeff has studied and spoken to great thinkers in a diverse range of disciplines, including psychology, economics, the arts and business. He has spent the last decade writing and speaking globally about what he learns. He has connected with thousands of C-Suite leaders, investors and talent professionals from all over the world and started to develop a fundamental picture of why organizations and people succeed and fail.
Talentism is the result of his journey as a high-tech entrepreneur, big business manager and restless innovator with a passion for people finding and capitalizing on their unique talents and purpose.
Jeff lives in Westport, CT with his wife. His three children are either in college or paying off their college loans. When he is forced to rest he enjoys cooking, historical literature, bothering his daughters with his weird sense of humor, rockin' to his son's soul band and listening to his wife's beautiful singing.