Jeff Wallace is a long-time Silicon Valley resident who dedicates himself to
serving the needs of companies, both locally and abroad, in understanding
how to best deploy mobile technology and create an environment for
innovation & disruption. Additionally, he consults with global startup
ecosystems, including governments, corporations and startup
accelerators, to help catalyze startup environments and to create a bridge
for global startup entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley.
Jeff Wallace is the Founder & President of Global Kinetics Inc., a Bay Area
based corporate advisor and market development accelerator partner to early-to-mid stage clients
seeking to establish or expand operations within the U.S. marketplace. He is also a Co-Founder of
Silicon Valley in Your Pocket (SVIYP), an online, virtual startup accelerator that allows global
entrepreneurs to access Silicon Valley content, coaching and connections as they build viable
businesses. He is also the President & Co-Founder of HubSV, a Silicon Valley training and mentorship
company serving startup communities across the world. He is also President, Managing Partner and a
Founding Investor of Batchery, a Bay Area-based global incubator for seed stage startups founded by
50 veteran angel investors. In addition, Jeff is an Entrepreneur in Residence for SKTA Innopartners
where he mentors portfolio companies, sources new companies for the accelerator, conducts technical
& financial diligence on new investments and expanding the contact network with other investors. Jeff is
a SkyAdvisor and an Investor at University of California Berkeley’s startup incubator, SkyDeck.
Jeff was previously with Cognizant Technology Solutions and Brillio where he served as the founder of
and Global Practice Head for the Mobility practices and also focused on Internet of Things (IoT) and
user experience (UX) practice areas. Prior to this, Jeff was a serial entrepreneur having founded
several businesses since the mid-1990s. In fact, Jeff was awarded the prestigious BridgeGate 20
Award, recognizing Jeff as one of the top 20 business leaders and “difference makers” in Southern
California’s information technology and new media community.
In addition, Jeff serves on the Global Advisory Board for the Enterprise Mobility Exchange and is a
mentor and advisor to several Bay Area / Silicon Valley technology accelerators where he advises
several early to mid stage technology companies. Jeff is also an active angel investor and a member of
the Berkeley Angel Network. Jeff also serves as a Board member for Innovate Marquette SmartZone in
Michigan where he helps support the entrepreneurial eco-system.
Jeff has performed keynote presentations at numerous international conferences and corporate events
and worked on innovation programs at global incubators, accelerators and corporations across North,
South & Central America, Europe and Asia. He has published many documents about enterprise
mobility, user experience, Internet of Things and related topics. His presentations are geared to be
relevant and compelling to his audiences. The topics he speaks about are very high on most
companies’ priority lists and he strives to be thought provoking while simultaneously being practical,
actionable and applicable in his perspectives and guidance.
Jeff earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics/Finance from Rutgers College and an MBA
focused on Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Technology from the Haas School of Business at the
University of California, Berkeley. He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and, along with his wife,
enjoys the Silicon Valley lifestyle.