Jeff Schell is a Partner of Napa Ventures.
Jeff moved from Wall Street to Napa Group, LLC as a senior software engineer in 1997. He was promoted to Chief Technology Officer in 2002 and then became Chief Operating Officer in 2005. Jeff is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Napa Group, overseeing all development, quality assurance, client support and implementation. Napa Group, LLC provides technical expertise and software development services for Napa Venture Partners.
Jeff has successfully led the initiatives to create industry-leading platforms, including eGavel (an auction rate security processing system), START (a short-term secondary trading system), and Prime (a bond new issuance platform).
Jeff began his career at Xerox, followed by the Securities Lending division of Banker's Trust.
He holds a BS in Computer Science from Binghamton University. He can also hold a one-handed plank position for well over an hour and a half, while swinging a 45-pound kettle bell with his free hand. He's very popular at parties.