Strategic Advisory Group
Jeff is Mercy Corps’ Senior Director of Program Technology, where he is responsible for the design and implementation of Information and Communication Technologies to improve the effectiveness, reach, scale, and efficiency of Mercy Corps’ programming globally. Before joining Mercy Corps, Jeff co-founded and co-led the Social Impact Program at ThoughtWorks, a global software design and development consultancy to NGOs, governments, and other mission-driven organizations. Jeff’s Social impact clients included: Grameen Foundation, UNICEF, World Vision International, GSMA Mobile for Development, Wikimedia Foundation, VillageReach, Democracy Now!, while also contributing to a wide range of free and open source projects including OpenMRS, RapidFTR, FrontlineSMS, and DataWinners. Prior to ThoughtWorks, Jeff spent nearly 20 years as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur working in both large organizations and small – as engineer, user-interface designer, product designer, architect, and founder. In 2006, he turned his focus to the use of technology for social good – taking on the role of CTO for Inveneo, a San Francisco based nonprofit which designs and implements information technology for developing countries. While at Inveneo, Jeff gained firsthand field experience implementing projects in education, health care, relief, and economic development in Uganda, Rwanda, Mozambique, and Sierra Leone. Jeff gained additional experience as a consulting field engineer for UNICEF in Senegal. Jeff serves on the board of directors for Social Impact Labs (SIMLabs), the developers of FrontlineSMS, and Human Network International, developers of the DataWinners data collection and 3-2-1 information services.