Jeff Holden General Information
Mr. Jeff Holden is a Co-Founder & serves as Chief Executive Officer at Atomic Machines. He is also a Board Member of Nexa3D, XPRIZE and Boom Supersonic. He served as a Chief Product Officer at Uber Technologies. He was the Senior Vice President of Product Management. Before joining Groupon, he was the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pelago. He also serves as the Chief Product Officer at Uber Technologies. He started the company in January 2006 with a vision of bringing to the physical world the innovations on the web in the area of discovery. Pelago's flagship product, Whrrl, is a real-world game with a purpose, namely to end Social Rut - to help people escape from behind their computers and patterned lives, to get back out into the physical world with the promise of compelling, highly relevant new experiences. Before Pelago, he spent 8 1/2 years at Amazon.com in a myriad of roles. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Consumer Websites, Worldwide, where he oversaw the end-to-end consumer experience including search, navigation, personalization, social computing, ordering, merchandising and automated email. He was also responsible for Amazon's online traffic initiatives, including the Amazon Associates program, search engine optimization and search engine advertising. Prior, he was the Director of Supply Chain Optimization Systems at Amazon.com. In this position, he led the design and development of the company's unique and powerful forecasting, inventory planning, order fulfilment optimization and transactional purchasing systems. He also spent five years at D. E. Shaw & Company, a New York-based hedge fund. He joined the firm as a software engineer and his first assignment was working directly with Jeff Bezos to develop a new trading strategy for the firm. He eventually became a Vice President at the company before leaving to join Bezos at Amazon.com. He earned his BS and MS in computer science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.