Jeff Schmidt

Head of Commercialization
Jeff Schmidt
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As Head of Commercialization, Jeff supports Energize’s portfolio in planning and executing go-to-market strategies. He provides leadership and hands-on coaching around sales, customer success and business development, including helping companies build pricing strategies, develop sales and account management processes, and hone their value propositions. He also cultivates relationships between Energize’s strategic Limited Partners (LPs) and corporate network and Energize’s portfolio companies, helping match corporate innovation and sustainability priorities with our portfolio’s technology solutions.

Jeff draws on the operational and sales expertise gained from his three decades of experience spanning tech and SaaS startups, public markets, and venture capital. Most recently, he supported portfolio business development for Norwest Venture Partners and served as Chief Revenue Officer for Energize’s portfolio company DroneDeploy. He also has functional experience at startups such as ClearSlide, Hightail and Pivotlink (now SMARTFOCUS).

Jeff holds a B.A. in Speech Communications from California State University.