Senior Director, New Ventures
Jeff leads the New Ventures team at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, California. In this role, Jeff helped to establish the California Innovation Center and worked for 18 months making and managing venture investments for Johnson & Johnson. As a licensed physician, he has over two decades of diversified healthcare and business experience as a senior operating executive, business development professional, venture investor, entrepreneur, and clinician.
Previously, Jeff was a Principal & Kauffman Fellow at Scale Venture Partners from 2006 to 2010, a venture fund with over $1B under management. Before that, he was an entrepreneur, running corporate development and operations for WIDCOMM, a technology company acquired by Broadcom, and served as CFO & CBO for Vela Pharmaceuticals, a venture-backed drug development company.
Jeff graduated Phi Beta Kappa in Biology from Harvard College and earned an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, where he was a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar. He completed his medical-psychiatric internship and psychiatry residency at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute and served as program chief resident. Afterward, he was awarded and completed a clinical neuropharmacology fellowship focusing on the care of treatment-refractory patients.