Jeff is the Co-founder and CEO of Flat World Knowledge, the largest publisher of free and open college textbooks for students worldwide. In January, Flat World announced a $15 million Series B funding round led by Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann AG and Bessemer Venture Partners. Prior, the company raised over $11.5 million in private investment capital.
Before setting out to disrupt the $8 billion college textbook publishing industry, Jeff served in various editorial and senior management positions in higher education publishing. He was Vice President and Editorial Director at Pearson Education and Publisher at McGraw-Hill. He has personally acquired some of the most successful business textbook authors in print today.
A proud native Minnesotan, Jeff graduated from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management in 1987 (Go Gophers!) and later received his Executive MBA from Duke University in 2004.
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