Jeff is originally from the US and has been working in Europe for the last 10 years. He has over 27 years’ talent management leadership experience with Fortune 100 global brands including Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Accenture, EDS, PeopleSoft, MessageLabs (Symantec), SpinVox (Nuance), and Kantar Market Research. Jeff is the founder and CEO of Big Bear Partners Ltd, working with several B2B SaaS, mobile application, cyber security and data analytics companies in their seed through to exit growth stages. Jeff’s speciality is preparing and managing high-tech companies through critical growth inflection points – ensuring that the right people, processes, culture, systems and employee engagement is in place throughout all stages of organisational maturation to achieve vision. Jeff is considered an expert in all aspects of talent management and process improvement and is a certified business coach for the UK's Growth Accelerator & Innovation program as well as a member of Tech London Advocates, and an Entrepreneur in Residence for Cornell University's E@C program.