Jeff has over 25 years of investment banking and management experience. Prior to co-founding Lyell, Jeff was a Portfolio Manager, shareholder and member of the Investment Committee at Atherton Lane Advisers. Previous to Atherton Lane, Jeff was a Managing Director at Banc of America Securities, SVB Alliant and Rutberg & Co. His experience spans M&A, private equity, communications and technology banking, as well as debt capital markets.
He holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BA in History from Santa Clara University, where he played baseball.
Jeff is active in non-profit organizations. He is currently President of Lutheran Care for the Aging and a former Trustee of Menlo School and Trinity Episcopal Day School.
Jeff and his wife, Becky, live in Atherton and are relieved to have four adult daughters graduated from college. Their financial focus has shifted from tuition to weddings and grandchildren.