Over the last 30 years, Jeff has been a designer, CEO, educator, consultant, and investor. He enjoys the creative process, both from an artistic and organizational perspective. Currently, he’s bringing these divergent experiences together in order to help companies develop more conscious, purpose-driven business models; and to help investors build societal as well as financial value. He tries to bring right and left brain thinking to problem-solving, business creation, and investing ideas; hopefully asking better questions and using his expertise to make the lives of those around him more fulfilling and successful.
As the founder of the Porter Group, Managing Partner of Conscious Venture Partners, LLC, and Founder and Executive Director of the Conscious Venture Lab, Jeff is an evangelist for the transformation of capitalism. Working with private investors and early-stage businesses his goal is to create businesses that are operating at the intersection of profit and purpose. As an expert in the emerging field of Conscious Capitalism Jeff has been invited to speak or present at a number of universities around the country on the topic of impact investing and new models of business. These include The University of Maryland, The Darden School at the University of Virginia, Yale University, Columbia University, The Booth School at the University of Chicago, Howard Community College, and The University of Baltimore.