Mark Jeffrey is an award-winning serial entrepreneur of innovative technology companies backed by Tier One investors. These include The Palace (sold to Communities.com in 1998), Zero Degrees (sold to InterActive Corp/IAC in 2004), Mahalo, and ThisWeekIn. Prior to joining TargetClose, Mark served as the founding CTO of Mahalo.com, backed by Sequoia Capital, CBS, Newscorp and Elon Musk.
Mark was Co-Founder and VP Product & Technology for the early business social networking company, ZeroDegrees. Founded in 2002, Mark sold the company to Barry Diller’s IAC/InteractiveCorp in 2004, with more than one million registered users. Mark’s first company, The Palace, was backed by Time Warner, Intel and Softbank, and sold to Communities.com in 1998. It was selected ‘The Best of 1996′ by Entertainment Weekly, and received numerous awards and coverage, which included a Webby Award nomination, “Cool Innovation of the Year” nomination and the selection as the Chicago SUN-Times’ Best Website in 1998.
Mark has been named one of ’50 to Watch’ by Variety magazine, a ‘Hero of Multimedia’ by Entertainment Weekly. He presented at the very first Harvard Conference on The Internet and Society in 1996.
Mark holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire, and a brown belt in Tai Kwon Do.
BS, Computer Science1990
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