Priceline.com (100 billion dollar company) is one the many companies Jeff Hoffman has started and scaled globally, generating millions and billions of dollars. He is an advisor to the US State Department, White House and UN on economic growth initiatives and has been seen in Forbes, CNN, Wall Street Journal and more.
Jeff Hoffman is a successful entrepreneur, proven CEO, worldwide motivational speaker, published author, Hollywood film producer, and a producer of a Grammy winning jazz album. In his career, he has been the founder of multiple startups, he has been the CEO of both public and private companies, and he has served as a senior executive in many capacities. Jeff has been part of a number of well-known companies, including Priceline.com. uBid.com, CTI, ColorJar, and more. Today he is Managing Partner of Legend52, an investment fund created to buy professional sports teams, as well as invest in technology and entertainment.
Jeff serves on the boards of companies in the US, Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia. He supports entrepreneurs and small businesses on a worldwide basis, serving on the boards of The Unreasonable Group, the global board of directors of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (supporting entrepreneurship in over 170 countries), the US State Department’s GIST program (Global Innovation through Science and Technology, working in 49 emerging nations), the APEC Startup Initiative (the Asia Pacific Economic Council’s 21-member nation association), and many others. He supports the White House, the State Department, the United Nations, and similar organizations internationally on economic growth initiatives and entrepreneurship programs.
Jeff is a frequent keynote speaker, having been invited to speak in over 50 countries. He speaks on the topics of innovation, entrepreneurship, and business leadership, and is the author of the book SCALE, a how-to guide for growing your business. Jeff also teaches innovation workshops to major corporations on a regular basis.
Jeff is a featured business expert seen on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNN International, Bloomberg News, CNBC, ABC, and NPR, and in publications including Forbes, Inc., Time, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, and more.
In 2015 Jeff was honored with the Best of the Best Award from the national CEO association (Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization) as well as receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award and being inducted into the Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame for his contributions to the field of entrepreneurship. He also received the Champion of Entrepreneurship Award from JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, and Rising Tide Capital, as well as receiving the George Brown Award for International Cooperation.
Outside of the world of technology, Jeff has produced movies in Hollywood, has produced musical events including concerts, tours, and charity events with such artists as Elton John, Britney Spears, NSYNC, and others, and serves on numerous charity and non-profit boards.
Business Growth, Communication, Diversity, Employee Engagement, High Performance Teams, Innovation, Overcoming Obstacles, Sales
Jeff has spoken at several of our main events over the past few years including talks at the United Nations and the US Chamber of Commerce. Every speech he has delivered has resulted in a standing ovation. I think what resonates with people is Jeff’s humility, authenticity, sincerity, and amazing track record. When Jeff comes to our events, you directly feel his mission to improve the world by supporting one entrepreneur at a time. It is inspiring.
Michael Simmons Founder (Seminal)
I have never met a man more devoted to giving back in my life! Jeff is bar none, the best public speaker that I have ever had the privilege of listening to, and with all of his business expertise and ingenuity, there is simply nobody else that compares to him in his field! I highly recommend Jeff Hoffman for your next speaking event or workshop, because a day spent learning from him, is an experience you will never forget.
Abigail Schaffer VP, Marketing (AList Promos)
Jeff’s glittering resume and reputation preceded him before we met. What isn’t on the page however, is his humble approach to business that drives him to always be learning rather than teaching – a rare approach for such an accomplished entrepreneur, and to always be listening rather than preaching – an even rarer gift for such an accomplished public speaker. He is a worthy ambassador for US innovation wherever he goes around the world, and the best example of how great success in business need not be at the expense of decency and compassion.
Simon Perry CCO of ReverbNation