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Jeffrey D. Abbott

Entrepreneur • Advisor Phoenix, Arizona Area, US

Venture Partner at Wasabi Ventures, Former Director of Acceleration Services, Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, ASU.

Venture Partner at Wasabi Ventures, Former Director of Acceleration Services, Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, ASU.

2 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Marketing
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Marketing

Involved In


Rarus Innovations
About My Care

Side Projects

About My Care


Venture Partner Wasabi Ventures May 2015 - present
Managing Partner Arizona Integrated Marketing October 2008 - present
Director of Acceleration Services, and Furnace Defense Technology Transfer Accelerator Arizona State University May 2014 - May 2015
Vice President of Business Development Passport Health October 2012 - October 2013
Entrepreneur in Residence | Walker Center For Global Entrepreneurship Thunderbird School of Global Management May 2010 - October 2012
Managing Partner Alignment Consulting January 2005 - December 2008
CEO Louisville Stoneware March 2006 - August 2007
Director of Corporate Strategy Brown-Forman May 2002 - December 2004
Director of E-business, Latin America Mabe January 2000 - May 2002
Director of Marketing, Latin America GE July 1998 - December 1999
Director of Trade Marketing Whirlpool Corporation July 1996 - July 1998
Manager of Sales and Product Management, Mexico Whirlpool Corporation December 1994 - July 1996
Visiting Foreign Professor of International Business Tecnológico de Monterrey January 1993 - August 1994
Debt Derivatives Analyst / Intern Citi January 1992 - July 1992
Rotational Management Trainee JPMorgan Chase & Co. March 1989 - July 1990


The University of Chicago Executive Program in Corporate Strategy, Booth School of Business 2002 - 2002
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business Net Ready Marketing 1999 - 1999
Tecnológico de Monterrey Advanced Spanish Lanuage Immersion 1993 - 1993
Thunderbird School of Global Management International Management and Marketing 1991 - 1992
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign History & Speech Communications, Double Major 1984 - 1988
Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation for Senior Executives
University of Aberdeen Economic History

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Mechanical Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product
  • • Engineering
Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Deal Structure
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Healthcare
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Higher Education
  • • Quantified-self

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Branding • SEO • Web Development • Content strategy • Content writing

Key Accomplishments

Turned around a failing $10M company in less than 9 months
Launched Latin America's largest online appliance retailer

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

Very Socratic. I know what I don't know. I ask a lot of questions, try to find gaps, and go find the answers, wherever they come from.

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CJ Cornell
We worked together  •  Edson New Venture Competition - Evaluator, Skysong / Arizona State University and Judge/Evaluator/Mentor, Cleantech Open.
He already is an entrepreneur
We worked together
Jeff has the right stuff as an great entrepreneur. Driven, smart, and creative, he takes the right steps to make things happen. Glad to be a ... ssociated with such a great person.