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1 Investment in 1 Company
September 1, 1969
San Francisco

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Jeff is an experienced internet & ecommerce executive, active angel investor, and board director.

As President and CEO, Jeffrey Housenbold drives the strategic direction and growth across Shutterfly Inc.’s four lifestyle brands: Shutterfly, Tiny Prints, Wedding Paper Divas and Treat. Jeffrey is a new-media visionary with a successful track record of building profitable online consumer brands by artfully combining commerce and community. His leadership and vision are the driving force behind Shutterfly’s industry-leading transformation from an online photofinisher into a personal publishing and social expression platform. Jeffrey leads a talented executive team whose focus is on growing the company’s global customer base and developing robust technology platforms that make it easy for millions of consumers to use Shutterfly Inc. products and services to tell their story and share life’s joy.

Under Jeffrey's leadership, Shutterfly has been recognized for both its business achievements and company culture. Shutterfly was named as one of the top ten fastest growing tech companies by Forbes magazine; one of the Top 25 Mid-Sized Companies to Work For in the United States by the Great Place to Work Institute; One of the Best Places to Work by Glassdoor; One of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies by Arizona Business Magazine; and One of the Best Places to Work by the Charlotte Business Journal. Jeffrey has also been recognized as an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year; a Most Admired CEO by the San Francisco Times; and one of the 40 under 40 by both BusinessWeek and Corporate Leader magazines. Jeffrey has been featured in leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Newsweek and is a frequent guest on CNBC, Fox News, Bloomberg, NBC and PBS.

Previously, Jeffrey was Vice President of Business Development & Internet Marketing at eBay, where he managed customer acquisition and retention. At eBay he also held positions as Vice President & General Manager of its Business-to-Consumer Group and Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions. Formerly, Jeffrey held senior management positions with AltaVista, including Vice President & General Manager, and was the Chief Operating Officer of Raging Bull, the award-winning community finance portal. He also served as Vice President of Corporate Development at WinStar Communications and as Manager and Co-founder of Accenture's Media & Entertainment Strategy Group.

Jeffrey earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Dean's Fellow. Jeffrey earned his undergraduate degrees in Economics and Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was an Andrew Carnegie Presidential Scholar and graduated with High Honors.

Jeffrey serves on the Board of Directors of Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR), the world's largest casino entertainment company, and Chegg the online student hub backed by Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Byers, Insight Venture Partners, and Foundation Capital. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon University and serves as a special industry advisor to KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR). Jeffrey has formerly served on the Board of Directors of several leading venture backed companies including Touch Commerce, There Inc., Digital Chocolate and Clover.

Jeffrey is the co-author of The Shutterfly Guide to Great Digital Photos, an instructional book published by McGraw-Hill on the essentials of digital photography and managing images. He is an avid photographer with his Canon 5D Mark II, and spends his weekends capturing the special moments created by his wife and their three sons.

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Dec, 2012$3.3M / VenturePersonal Investment

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