Jeff Jackson

photo portrait of Jeff JacksonManaging Director

jeff@thayerventures.com

In addition to a large reservoir of solid business skills and judgment, Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and connections in the transportation and distribution space where he spent the bulk of his career.

Located in Dallas, Jeff spent 14 years with American Airlines, managed the legal separation of Sabre, Inc. from AA and left to become EVP and Chief Financial Officer of the stand-alone company in 1998.

Over his 13 years at Sabre, both as Chief Financial Officer and as EVP Corporate Development, Jeff managed the Sabre initial public offering, completed over 25 acquisitions and divestitures of over $8 billion in value, served on the Board of Travelocity, managed the globalization of the Sabre organization, and completed sale of the company to a group of private equity firms, thereby taking Sabre, Inc. private.

Currently Jeff serves on the Boards of Rent-A-Center, a $2.8 billion public rent-to-own retail space company and of Getty Images.

Jeff is a graduate of Dartmouth College and has an MBA from the Northwestern’s Kellogg Business School. He serves as Chair of Parents Advisory Committee of Carleton College and as an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees.

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