Experience

Jeff is Co-Director of the Reitler Advisory Group – which provides mentoring and advisory services to early stage companies.  

Named one of the “25 Angel Investors in New York You Need to Know” by AlleyWatch, Jeff has been a venture investor for ten years, an angel investor for four years, and an operating executive for 18 years.  Jeff presently serves as, Co-chairman of the Evaluation Committee of the ARC Angel Fund and is Jeff also served as Chairman of Servicechannel.com until its acquisition by Bayard Capital in July 2014.  He is a frequent panelist, speaker and judge on venture investing and pitch competitions in NY.  Jeff also guest lectures and holds office hours for many incubators/accelerators including Start Up Leadership Program, NYU Incubator (New York City and Brooklyn), DreamIT Ventures and FashInvest.

Prior to his work with Angel and Seed groups, Jeff was a Co-founder and Partner of Odeon Capital Partners, an early stage venture capital fund. Prior to Odeon, Jeff was an operating executive at CA, Inc., and Cheyenne Software, Inc., where he served as GM of the Unix Division, VP of Corporate Development, VP of Corporate Marketing and Director of Product Management.   

Education
  • New York University

Executive Education Program, Financial Statement Analysis (2003)

  • Columbia University

Executive Education Program: Marketing Management (1997)

  • University of Pennsylvania

Executive Education Program, Mergers and Acquisitions (1994)

  • New England College

BA Degree, Business Administration

Professional

Chairman, Promoting Specialized Care and Health (PSCH)

A not-for-profit residential and clinical agency service over 9000 consumers with mental health issues or developmental disabilities in the boroughs and Long Island.  www.psch.org

Recognition
  • Panelist – “Disruptive Technologies Panel on the Internet-Of-Things” (Disruptive Technologies in NYC, August 2014)
  • Panelist – “Angel Investing” (Funding Post Angel and VC Conference, February 2015)
  • Panelist – “What Investors Look for “ (Funding Post Series A Conference, August 2014)
  • Judge – “Columbia Business School – Student Business Plans Competition”(February 2014)
  • Judge – UltraLight Startup Pitch Events –(2013 Voted Best Panelist and 2014 Runner Up)
  • Judge – “Cornell Business School – Business Plan Pitch Event” (December, 2014)
  • Panelist – “Where do good ideas come from” (37 Angels, February 2013)
  • Panel Moderator – “Angel Investing” (Funding Post, 2013)
  • Panel Moderator – Evolution of eCommerce (VC’s on Skis, 2015)
  • Panelist – “Angel Investing/Crowd Funding” (Funding Post, 2013)
  • Panelist - "Sereis A Investing Conference" (Fundig Post, Oct 2015)