Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
-George Bernard Shaw

Jeff Stiefler

Venture Advisor

Jeff Stiefler joined Emergence Capital as a Venture Partner in 2008. Prior to joining Emergence, Jeff was Chairman, President and CEO of Digital Insight, a company that provides outsourced online banking services to middle market financial institutions.

During Jeff's tenure, the company's stock price and market capitalization tripled, driven by rapid and consistent growth in revenue and operating income. In February 2007, Digital Insight was acquired by Intuit for $1.4 billion.

Prior to Digital Insight, Stiefler was President and a Director of American Express and President and CEO of IDS Financial Services. During his tenure at IDS, the Company's operating income increased tenfold. Before American Express, Stiefler held a variety of positions with Citicorp and Boise Cascade Corporation.

Jeff has served as Chairman or CEO for several publicly and privately held companies, including LPL, National Computer Systems, Education Lending Group, CRC Health and TeleSpectrum, as well as philanthropic institutions including The Salk Institute, Minnesota Business Partnership, Minneapolis Symphony and Carlson School of Management.

Jeff earned his bachelor's degree from Williams College in Massachusetts and an MBA from Harvard University.

Jeff Stiefler