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Jeffrey Wescott

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Co-Founder and CEO, Previously Co-Founder and CEO, Giving Stage.

Co-Founder and CEO, Previously Co-Founder and CEO, Giving Stage.

7 vouches

Involved In

Giving Stage


Wisdom Labs, Inc.


CTO Learners Guild December 2015 - present
Founder and Principal September 2015 - present
Interim CTO Wisdom Labs, Inc. January 2015 - November 2015
Co-Founder and CEO July 2014 - November 2015
Co-Founder and CEO Giving Stage June 2013 - July 2013
Partner Dev Bootcamp August 2012 - June 2013
VP of Product and Engineering April 2010 - July 2012
Founder / Owner Budsock January 2009 - July 2011
Co-Founder Zivity November 2006 - January 2009
Architect Cisco September 2004 - December 2006
Senior Software Engineer Covalent Technologies, Inc. September 2002 - March 2004
Architect Saltare, Inc. November 1999 - September 2002
Senior Engineer InterWorld Translations, Inc. September 1996 - October 1999


Bucknell University Computer Science and Engineering September 1991 - May 1995

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Social Impact
  • • Education
  • • Video
  • • Smart Home
  • • Music
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • Devops • Software Engineering • User Experience Design

Key Accomplishments

I grew and managed the product development team from 1 engineer to over 40 people spanning product management, design, engineering, devops, and tech support. More recently, I've launched a few of my own ventures, to varying degrees of success. I am a generalist, and can wear many hats.

I'm passionate about everything related to software product development, from design to product management to engineering and continuous delivery. I'm passionate about mission-oriented companies -- things that have some kind of positive impact on the world.

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Daniel Hayes
They're my friends
When Jeffrey sets his mind to something, he does it. And he does it *very well*. He also brings with him a sense of purpose to make the worl ... d around him a better place. He's not only the guy who leads, but also the person who people want to follow.
Christopher Sell
They're my friends  •  Head of Product, URX. Associate Product Marketing Manager, Google. Previously Founder, Northwestern grad.
Jeffrey is passionate, and can improvise. He has the capacity to self reflect and improve his work as a result. With this combination he sim ... ply cannot be stopped. He is always looking for a better way to do things, and is passionate enough to keep driving through every iteration until he gets to the desired result. Jeffrey has inspired me to follow my dreams as much as he has and continues to. He would make a fantastic co-founder with his drive, humility, experience, and connections in SF.
Kristina Schlegel
We worked together at
While his subject matter expertise is in engineering, Jeffrey is also a well-rounded entrepreneur who has the experience to quickly do the a ... nalysis and make the business trade-offs required to succeed in the early stages of product and organizational development. I found him to be a great partner!
Jared Grippe
We worked together  •  Head of Engineering, Dev Bootcamp. Previously Principal Engineer,
Jeffrey has a ton of experience in business, team building, management, software development, startup technologies and emotional intelligenc ... e. He is an absolute joy to work with. Not only does he often have a helpful contribution to any task but he also sees how tasks can be used to grow the team of an individual. Jeffrey is always thinking ahead and investing the both his and your future. Jeffrey is a star player by any definition.
Thomas Shafer
Technical Co-founder, Amplii. Previously technical Co-founder,, Giving Stage. Engineering lead
Jeffrey is motivated, intelligent, and an all around great person. I have had the pleasure to work with Jeffrey at multiple companies and on ... multiple projects. He is data driven and comfortable navigating tricky and unknown scenarios. He has technical, business, design, product, and marketing experience. He knows himself well. He's a great entrepreneur. Reach out to him.
Lenworth Gordon, MSP, PMP
Product Manager, Verizon and Graduate Teaching Assistant, Boston University. Boston grad.
Cory Smith
We worked together  •  CEO, Wisdom Labs. Formerly: SF Mayor's Innovation Fellow, Co-founder/CEO Webcast Solutions (acquired by France Telecom) CEO Impact Hub.
Jeffrey has a unique blend of skills as a solid and talented developer, designer and seasoned entrepreneur. He would make an excellent advis ... or and, to top it off, he is a great guy.

Jared Grippe
We worked together  •  Head of Engineering, Dev Bootcamp. Previously Principal Engineer,
Jared has both the technical chops and the relentless tenacity and pragmatism to succeed as an entrepreneur.