Jeff Tollefson

President & CEO

Jeff leads the overall management and strategic direction of the Minnesota Technology Association, with a focus on enhancing member value and driving community impact.  Prior to joining the MnTech in August 2019, Jeff held various leadership roles with Genesys Works, a national nonprofit helping low-income high school students achieve career success in the tech field through skills training and meaningful work experiences. Before founding Genesys Works’ Twin Cities program in 2008, Jeff spent 17 years in the venture capital industry, including ten years as co-founder and General Partner of Crescendo Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm with more than $1.1 billion under management and offices in Minneapolis, Palo Alto, and London.  A graduate of the University of Iowa, Jeff is a 25-year resident of the Twin Cities where he lives with his wife and their three rescue animals.

Jeff Tollefson