Startup Founder, Investor and part-time political hack
Jeff Wald is the Co-Founder and President of Work Market, Inc., a web-based platform for managing variable labor resources. From May 2008 until May 2010, Mr. Wald served as a Managing Director with Barington Capital Group, an activist hedge fund. From March 2007 through May 2008, Mr. Wald was the Co-Founder of Spinback, Inc., an internet commerce company (sold to Buddy Media Corporation). From January 2003 to March 2007, he was a Vice President at The GlenRock Group, an Israeli venture capital firm. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wald held various positions in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at J. P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Mr. Wald is a director of ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK), the global leader in outsourced supply chain logistics, Costar Technologies (OTC: CSTI), a digital imaging company and is a former director of Peerless Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: PRLS), a software licensing company and Register.com L.P., a domain registration, website and business web hosting.
Mr, Wald holds an MBA from Harvard University and an MS and BS from Cornell University. Mr. Wald formerly served as an officer in the Auxiliary Unit of the New York Police Department and is a Producer of the Tony Award Winning Best Musical, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”. Jeff is a regular writer in Huffington Post and Forbes and speaks widely at conferences and television on startups and labor issues.