Jeff joined Runway Growth Capital in 2022 as Managing Director, Technology.
Jeff has nearly a decade of experience lending to a wide variety of technology companies. Previously, Jeff was with CIBC Innovation Banking, a leading technology lender with a global footprint. While at CIBC, Jeff partnered with technology executives, investors, and third-party diligence providers to source, structure, execute, and monitor credit for growth stage software and services firms across the country. Jeff’s experience covers dozens of relationships across a range of company sizes ($1MM-100MM+ of revenue); stages (early development, growth, and mature); industry verticals (Healthcare IT, FinTech, PropTech, and MarTech, among others); ownership structures (bootstrapped, family office owned, and VC and PE-backed); and transaction types (growth capital, working capital, M&A, and recaps, among others).
Jeff began his career in commercial banking at The PrivateBank and was a founding member of the Technology Banking team there, which grew to issue hundreds of millions of dollars in debt to dozens of technology companies before being acquired by CIBC in 2017.
Jeff holds a B.S. in Finance (with High Honors) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA (with Honors) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Econometrics & Statistics.