Jeff Hoffman, Co-founder, Priceline USA
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
has founded and grown a series of successful start-up companies in his
career, raising independent financing for his
ventures and guiding his
companies to both acquisitions and public offerings.
Jeff currently serves as the CEO of uBid.com, one the world's leading online auction sites.
specializes in the liquidation of excess inventory from major brand name companies, including Sony
, and others, and has sold over $2 billion worth of computers, consumer electronics, jewelry, apparel, collectibles, and more.
is a public company, and under Hoffman's leadership is currently expanding on a global basis to serve an even larger market of businesses and consumers.
Jeff's first start-up was a software company in the travel industry named CTI, a company that quickly became the industry leader in technology for the travel and tourism industry, and was later acquired by American Express
was named one of the industry's 25 Most Influential
Hoffman's 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.
Hoffman 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.
After Priceline, Jeff was a founding partner as well as Chairman and CEO of Black Sky Entertainment, an independent production company in the film and music industries.
dedicates a significant portion of his
time to mentoring other entrepreneurs.
He currently serves as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech, as well as being a Coach and Mentor in the Kaufman Institute's FastTrac Entrepreneur's program.
Hoffman was recently elected Chairman of the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs, a non-profit organization serving to bring sports and sports leagues to disabled children all across the country.
is an accomplished professional and motivational speaker, featuring topics such as branding, innovation, and business leadership.
has spoken at conferences and symposiums in over 40 different countries.