Jeff is Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Northern Pacific Group, a private equity firm based in Wayzata, MN. Previously, Jeff focused on technology, business and financial services investments for Norwest Equity Partners. Prior to joining NEP, Jeff was Group Head for RBC Capital Markets in leading the Firm’s Global Technology Investment Banking practice. Jeff was a Founding Partner of Wessels, Arnold & Henderson (“WA&H”), where he ran Technology Investment Banking and served in similar capacity when it became Dain, Rauscher Wessels in 1998 and then RBC Capital Markets upon its subsequent sale in 2001. Jeff launched and helped lead WA&H Investments, DRW Investors, and DRW Venture Partners venture/private equity and mezzanine capital funds, which made approximately 250 investments from 1987 to 2004.
Jeff earned a B.S. in Economics from Southern Methodist University in 1980 and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1983. Jeff is active in the community and currently serves on a number of civic and corporate boards.