Founder & CEO, Talentism

eff Hunter is a successful tech entrepreneur, business thought-leader and strategic advisor. In 2014 Jeff founded the strategic advisory firm Talentism, bringing his track record of innovation, breakthrough design and next generation management together in a new approach to commercializing untapped business value. Talentism has worked with over 90 companies in the last three years, helping to produce successful top-and bottom-line performance acceleration and above-target exit events. He also personally advises many business and NGO leaders.

Jeff started his career as an early employee at Conner Peripherals, the fastest growing manufacturing start-up in history. He went on to start DataMain Technologies, developer of the e-blox development platform, where as CEO he became obsessed with ways to increase his company’s performance by focusing on culture and people. This led Jeff to Electronic Arts, a Silicon Valley Fortune-500 digital entertainment company, where he was the Global Head of Talent Management. There he created and launched the idea of “Profitable Creativity”, a new approach to reducing waste through better organization and process design, thereby increasing creative ROI. He went on to become the Head of Recruiting for Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund and a firm renowned for its hiring selectivity and innovative approaches to culture and talent.

Jeff is the creator of award winning technologies and articles. His speeches to business and political leaders, and his guest lectures at Stanford, have all focused on changing the way people think about competitive advantage and personal excellence.

Jeff is married with three children and lives in Westport, CT.

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