Jeff Smith

Jeff is a Principal Advisor for Larta Institute. Jeff has over 30 years of enterprise software, clean technology and environmental NGO business development, strategic partnerships, corporate venture, sales and marketing experience. Jeff is passionate about environmental issues and currently pursuing a professional certificate in Environmental Management and Sustainability at UC Berkeley. Jeff has angel investment, advisory and board of directors experience at for profit and non-profit environmental organizations.

Jeff is also an “entrepreneur in residence” at the Tech Futures Group. Prior to this Jeff was the the COO at SpeakingPhoto, VP Business Development/Strategic Partnerships with RBM Technologies, a leading cloud based retail software company. Jeff was also the Founding and Managing Partner of XcelR8 Partners that provided business development consulting services to accelerate revenue traction for early stage companies. Jeff has held executive positions at other software companies including Commerce One as VP of Business Development, Corporate Development and GM of Commerce One Ventures. He held leadership roles in sales, business development, marketing, and product line management at BlueCurve (acquired by Red Hat), Sybase, Technology Concepts (acquired by Bell Atlantic) and Unisys.

Jeff is an honors graduate of Boston College School of Management, received a MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, a Masters in International Management/Finance from Thunderbird, is APICS Certified and has taken several executive education programs at both Stanford and UC Berkeley. Smith enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and is an avid outdoorsman.