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Managing Partner & Head of Investments

Jeff is the Managing Partner and Head of Investments at Adams Street. He is responsible for the overall management of the firm and oversees the investment team’s processes and strategies. As a member of our Venture/Growth Investment Team, Jeff invests in venture and growth-oriented companies in the software, IT-enabled business services, and consumer internet/media sectors.

Jeff serves on the Boards of Directors of Apto, BoomTown, cbanc Network, Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY), Peerless Network, Q2ebanking (NYSE: QTWO), TrendKite, and TurnKey. He is a Board Observer at Dolex, SnagAJob, and Spiceworks.

Jeff's past investments include:

  • AMWINS (bought by New Mountain)
  • CBeyond (NASDAQ: CBEY)
  • Borderfree (NASDAQ: BRDR)
  • Gevity HR (NASDAQ: GVHR)
  • LogRhythm (bought by Thoma Bravo)
  • MagicJack (NASDAQ: CALL)
  • MxLogic (bought by McAfee)
  • Stratavia (bought by Hewlett-Packard)
  • Sympoz
  • TicketsNow (bought by Ticketmaster)

Jeff is the Chair of both Adams Street’s Portfolio Construction Committee and Executive Committee, and a member of the Growth Equity Investment Committee and the New Product Committee.

Previous Experience
Brinson Partners/UBS Global Asset Management
The Parthenon Group

Cornell University, BS, with distinction
Harvard University, MBA

Jeffrey Diehl