A venerable entrepreneur currently based in Austin, Jeff has over 15 years experience in live music events and is the founder of several successful companies. In 1996 he founded Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, the highly acclaimed restaurant and live music venue, where he currently serves as President and oversees daily operations of the venue. Jeff also serves as President and founder of Front Gate Tickets, a national ticketing agency and software development company that began business in 2003. Jeff graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and specializes in high-level business direction and identifying and capitalizing on long-term trends. His focus on implementing management systems whereby management and employees are provided access to business data, empowers and incentivizes his teams to grow companies through their own ideas and initiatives.