Jeff is Founder and CEO of Demeter Group, the San Francisco-based merchant bank providing M&A advisory services as well as growth capital to luxury Wine & Spirits brands. He has 23 years of investment banking and corporate development advisory experience with premium consumer brands and has advised on transactions with a total value exceeding $3.5 billion. Jeff is currently a member of Tate Modern's North American Acquisitions Committee and is Founding Sponsor of the Business of Wine Video Series at Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute. Previously, he was Chairman of Teach the Teachers Collaborative, the K-12 education technology initiative financially supported by a $12 million gift from Safeway. He has a B.S. in Economics from Georgetown University and is an alumnus of The Thacher School.