Jeff Werner is a full-time business advisor and investor. He is a sought-after mentor and consultant, assisting with capital acquisition, expansion strategies and resource allocation. His expertise includes identifying problems, and offering creative solutions to resolve those problems. Jeff assists early stage businesses with strategic development and tactical maneuvering and can serve as a company’s operations and/or financial advisor until the company is positioned to hire its own C-level executives.
Jeff is particularly respected and valued for his approachable manner and rare, hands-on, “roll up your sleeves and get to work” ethic. He recognizes that each business is a unique entity, with variables that differ according to the personalities, goals and challenges of that business. He takes the necessary time to forge relationships and form personal connections with founders and other personnel, allowing for a greater understanding of a company’s vision. This broad-spectrum approach enables him to home in on the particulars, without ever losing sight of the people behind the numbers.
Jeff’s client portfolio includes a select group of Hudson Valley, NY start-ups. Additionally, he serves on company Advisory and Director boards with companies such as Our.News and Orto Foods, Inc., and is a managing member of the Hudson Valley Startup Fund, a member-managed seed capital fund. As a founding partner of Cheerity, a social media-based technology company in New York, Jeff provided expertise in strategic planning and investor relations. Today, he functions as an invaluable advisor on Cheerity’s Board of Directors.