Jeff Gardner

Executive-in-Residence

Jeff Gardner

Executive-in-Residence

Jeff Gardner is an Executive-in-Residence at Mainsail. In this role, Jeff works with Mainsail to identify investment opportunities where he can leverage his expertise and experience leading high growth software companies. Jeff resides in Denver, Colorado and currently serves as a member of the Board of WishList, ThrivePass, and Wish for Wheels.

Previously, Jeff was CEO at Zen Planner, a business management software solution for the fitness industry. Prior to Zen Planner, Jeff held executive positions at startups PaySimple and Pendum LLC. Additionally, he held management positions at GE, Avaya and Qwest.

Jeff received a bachelor’s degree in Finance & Accounting from Penn State and an M.B.A. from University of Virginia’s Darden graduate school of business.

When Jeff is not helping to grow great people and companies, he is likely out on an adventure with his wife and 3 teenagers. He can often be found mountain biking in the Utah desert, stand-up paddle boarding Colorado whitewater, backcountry skiing, or riding motos.