Jeffrey has spent his career building innovative organizations in cutting-edge industries, including the clean-tech and internet-technology sectors. Prior to joining CEDC, he co-founded and served as Deputy Director of the Clean Economy Network (CEN), a national advocacy organization for business leaders focused on catalyzing clean development.
Until 2009, Jeffrey was a Director at Pacific Crest Securities, the preeminent investment bank covering the technology markets. During his tenure at Pacific Crest, Jeffrey worked with Oregon State Representative Jules Bailey to develop a state-wide program to finance and scale retrofit and renewable energy projects in Oregon. That successful state law served as the model for federal bipartisan retrofit-financing legislation introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and co-sponsored by Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN). Jeffrey is also a founder and advisor for Clean Energy Works Oregon, which received $20 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Program to help accelerate private-sector investment in Oregon’s energy efficiency industry.
Jeffrey has extensive experience working with state and local officials, having served as the sustainable business advisor to both Oregon Treasurer Ben Westlund and Portland Mayor Sam Adams. He is a founding advisor of the D.C. Project, a member of the national HOME STAR and Green Bank Coalitions and has served on the board of the Portland Sustainability Institute.