Jack Kiefer possesses a unique combination of operations, technical and ecommerce expertise. A veteran of the Internet and e-commerce, Jack sold his first book online for a Health Sciences Publisher in Gopher space (early alternative to the World Wide Web) in 1994 and hasn’t looked back.
Jack was part of a very small team which founded and developed the Comcast @Home business (now called Xfinity). He then moved to the start-up iVillage.com, an early online women’s community. At iVillage he realized that a blend of good content and strong ecommerce seemed to be a good idea, so he was part of a small team which acquired and re-launched iBaby.com.
Mr. Kiefer moved from iVillage to the finance world, where he was responsible for building the first Fixed Income Trading Intranet for Banc of America Securities as he served as the Vice President of Corporate Securities Trading.
Still believing in ecommerce, Jack left Wall Street, and founded BabyAge.com in 1999. BabyAge was a Internet Retailer Top 500 company, and a leading online specialty retailer.
Jack recently launched Sweet Valley Venture, which focuses on Product Development, and Marketplace Marketing.
Jack continues to advise many internet based companies as a Director and as a Consultant, on the topics of Merchandising, Technology, Business Development and Marketing. He is also a regular speaker at conferences like, Internet Retailer, NRF and eTail.
Mr. Kiefer received his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and his MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from Drexel University.