CEO and President, JAMM Ventures
Jeff Miller is President of JAMM Ventures, a business consulting company. Prior to establishing his firm, Jeff spent from 2002 through 2006 as a venture partner with Redpoint Ventures. At Redpoint, Jeff's area of focus was mentoring CEOs of several Redpoint companies, particularly those in the enterprise and infrastructure software markets.
Most of Jeff's career was spent in operating companies. He was CEO of Documentum, Inc. (DCTM), an enterprise document management software company, from 1993 to 2001, and Chairman of the Board from 1999 to 2003. Under Jeff's leadership, Documentum became one of the fastest growing technology companies in the country. Starting as a private company with 15 employees and $500K of sales when he joined, Documentum had, by 2001, become a publically traded NASDAQ company with 1,200 employees and revenues over $200 million. Jeff has more than 35 years of high tech experience, in semiconductors, hardware, and software companies, having spent the early years of his career at Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel, and holding senior marketing and general management executive positions at Adaptec and Cadence Design Systems.
Jeff has served on the Board of Directors of a number of high technology companies, including Data Domain, the leader in deduplication storage systems and Unicru, a hiring solutions SaaS company. He currently serves on the Board of McAfee Inc., the world's largest, security technology company, where he is a member of the Executive Compensation Committee. Jeff also serves on the board of The American Prairie Foundation.
Before stepping in as managing director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society for the 2009-2010 academic year, Jeff was on the advisory board of the Center and was also one of the first mentors and presenters of the Center's flagship Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI?) program which began in 2003. The GSBI is a capacity-building program that provides social entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills to develop and execute strategies for achieving at scale. Through the discipline of business planning, the GSBI helps social entrepreneurs to understand the process of early and mass-market adoption in target beneficiary populations as well as the vital role of "business models" in generating the capital for accelerating growth.
Jeff holds a Masters of Business Administration (1976) and a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (1973) from Santa Clara University.