JEFFREY ESCHBACH is an entrepreneur and tech innovator, with over 20 years of experience creating new products and businesses. He is the founder and CEO of Page Vault Inc., an award-winning company that transforms internet content, such as websites and social media profiles, into admissible evidence for law firms.
He is also an active angel investor who is immersed in Chicago’s flourishing startup scene. He founded Chicago Early Growth Ventures, which invests in early-stage deals around the Chicagoland area. In just under three years, the group has attracted hundreds of members and invested in more than 60 portfolio companies.
Jeffrey built his career managing new product introduction teams at best-in-class corporations, including Intel Japan and Motorola Research Labs. He guided novel ideas through the full development life cycle, maturing tech concepts into customer-needed solutions. His leadership positions have spanned technical R&D, product management and corporate strategy, with assignments across Asia, Latin America and the US.
He has earned eleven patents related to cloud computing and integrated numerous innovations into high-tech products. Jeffrey’s work has directly impacted context-aware communication systems, virtual and augmented reality platforms, and mission-critical wireless networks. He is also frequently requested to lecture and advise on startup and innovation topics, including lean startup methodologies and best practices for corporate environments.
Jeffrey is a National Science Foundation Fellow and earned both his BS with distinction and MS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. He later received his MBA with highest honors from the Kellogg School of Management, focusing on Entrepreneurship and Tech Strategy. He currently teaches entrepreneurship at both Kellogg and the McCormick School of Engineering and serves as the Associate Director of Venture Creation for the Kellogg Entrepreneurship Program.