Jeff Hoffman is an accomplished entrepreneur and innovator in the fields of internet, e-commerce, and media/entertainment. Having launched his first software company while still a student at Yale University, Jeff has founded and grown a series of successful startup companies in his career, raising independent financing for his ventures and guiding his companies to both acquisitions and public offerings.
Jeff recently served as the CEO of uBID.com. uBid.com specializes in the liquidation of excess inventory from major brand name companies, including Sony, HP, Dell, and others, and has sold more than $2 billion worth of computers, consumer electronics, jewelry, apparel, collectibles, and more. Enable Holdings is a public company, and, under Jeff’s leadership, expanded globally to serve an even larger market of businesses and consumers.
Jeff’s first start-up was CTI, a software company in the travel industry that quickly became the industry leader in technology for the travel and tourism industry, and was later acquired by American Express. For his achievements, Jeff was named one of the industry’s 25 Most Influential Executives. Jeff was also a founder of early e-commerce pioneer Virtual Shopping Inc., which developed patented, proprietary software and hardware for online retailing on the Internet, and was later acquired by Europe’s Wallenberg Group.
More recently, Jeff was a founder and CEO in the Priceline.com family of companies, where Jeff held two CEO titles and led the development and launch of Priceline’s consumer company. Jeff also served as an executive in Walker Digital, the parent company of Priceline and one of the country’s most innovative creators of intellectual property and new business models.
Jeff Hoffman is an accomplished professional and motivational speaker, featuring topics such as branding, innovation, and business leadership. Jeff has spoken at conferences and symposiums in more than 40 different countries.