Jeff’s retail career began in magazine publishing, as the newsstand director for Pack-O-Fun, Inc, a 55 year old publisher of 5 consumer crafting magazines. He later led the $11MM business as publisher and independently brokered its sale to Amos Press, Inc. in 2006.
In 2007, Jeff raised $1.2MM to launch Gimme Golf, an online golf video game, which he sold to World Golf Tour in 2010.
Jeff is now a founding partner with 101 Ventures, a Bentonville, Arkansas-based portfolio of companies–including 8th & Walton, Store of the Community, and Zapiddy–which emphasize education, marketing, and technology to improve the relationship between retailers and their suppliers.
Jeff attended Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, where he studied economics, philosophy, and music.