Every successful venture shares a common, repeatable process that enables dynamic teams to reach their vision.


Collective Genius empowers your company with the unfair advantage of all successful ventures – a proven system we call Getting to Peak. You may know where you want to go, but leveraging a proven system to get there is just as important.


If you wanted to reach the peak of Mount Everest, you wouldn’t just gather a few friends, buy some supplies, and start hiking. Similar to building a venture firm or growth company, you wouldn’t just hire a few people, start working, and win a market.


Getting to Peak is a facilitated leadership team session that empowers venture capital firms and growth companies to collaboratively build a three-year vision, one-year plan, quarterly OKRs, and obtain an operating system to stay the course.


We work with your company to create clarity around the vision of your summit, build a singular plan to first reach basecamp, and with this unified map, the team travels together in the same direction – overcoming obstacles along the way.

Annual Meetings

Basecamp is our annual session to keep your leadership team aligned, equipped, and organized to achieve a notable position in the marketplace.

Quarterly Meetings

Every quarter, we meet with your team to review its three-year vision, status of the current year’s goals, and define the next quarter’s objectives and key results.

Board Meetings

The Annual and Quarterly Meetings are built around creating clarity and developing the information needed to most effectively communicate and leverage your board of directors and advisors.

Weekly Meetings

To stay the course, your team will apply an efficient meeting format we refer to as Camp, where you will review status, solve problems, maintain accountability.

Iterate and Achieve

Once achieving basecamp, your team will have more visibility of the summit – and potentially other adjacent summits – allowing you to enhance clarity of vision and adjust your plan to continue your journey to the top of the market.


  • “When working with Collective Genius I always feel we are making the absolute best hire. They are our first call for mission critical positions.”
  • “Leveraging the Peak system; my team is aligned, focused and my board members are always informed.”
  • "When I’m recruiting for new leadership at our company, I need to find someone who can do more than just hit the sweet spot between superior tech expertise and deep education industry experience. I also need someone who can immediately contribute to our growth."
  • “I've read plenty of books on goal-setting for startups, running lean, and staying focused. It wasn't until our team met with Jeff that the goal-setting process really clicked.”
  • "Jeff is an authentic, caring human who always puts the founder first. He's been an incredible mentor to our Techstars startups and even won our "#GiveFirst" for being one of our best."
  • "Collective Genius has an uncanny ability to tap into its expansive national network and finds candidates that exceed my expectations every time."
  • "Jeff is one of the best Mentors I have ever had in my life! During a busy and stressful time for our Company, he helped implement team and communication strategies that have transformed our cohesion."
  • "Collective Genius was instrumental in helping me build my technology leadership team at Questar. Jeff and team are extremely knowledgeable across disciplines, know the markets and recruiting tools very well, and is an expert at closing the deal."
  • "Collective Genius are more than just advocates for the startup ecosystem, they create personal connections with the entrepreneurs. With these connections and understanding the company's vision they have the ability to bring best people to help companies scale."
  • "I've worked with Collective-Genius numerous times to find difficult to fill positions on my team. Jeff and his team are experts at understanding the true talent needs for the situation, the organization and the culture."
  • "After being mentored by Jeff for nearly a decade, I can certainly say that every minute I invest with him is valuable. He's facilitated strategic planning sessions for my businesses, trained us on processes to gain more traction, and held us accountable to staying focused."
  • "I have worked with Collective Genius for years. They have been my go to for variety of talent needs, for multiple product lines and for both early and growth stage businesses.'
  • "Geoff and his team are great at digging in with a client to really understand their talent needs – he provides excellent advice on the search and sets reasonable expectations based on deep knowledge of the market."
  • "Our ability to scale successfully as a company has been maximized by our relationship with Jeff and Geoff. Collective Genius is one of our best investments."
  • "Jeff is always an honest, reliable and insightful sounding board for understanding needs. Not just helping determine what is needed, but when, and also how it fits in the broader picture."
  • "Jeff is a great mentor, friend and advisor for us at StoryXpress . He never hesitates spending quality time with us to think through the business processes using a goal-setting approach, which helped us achieve a lot in a short span of time."
  • "Jeff has been an incredible mentor, friend and advisor to CancerAid."
  • "What I value most about the team at Collective Genius is their ability to quickly understand the opportunities I’m chasing and help me find the best aligned skills and cultural resources for those needs."
  • "Geoff has dramatically reduced the time it takes to fill critical roles in my organization with strong talent and provides great follow-up to check in on how things are working out after the hire. Highly recommended!"
  • Beth Engel Partner Dundee Ventures"Jeff led our team's annual "Peak" session at the end of last year. His process, plan, and style were the right mix of listening and prodding to help our team get our priorities onto paper, meet deadlines, and hold ourselves accountable. We're looking forward to having Jeff back at our first quarter review to show off all we have accomplished and what more we have to do to Get to Peak!" 
  • Nick Kim Head of Platform at Crosscut Ventures"Jeff ran the Annual Planning Peak session for us at Crosscut. He was effective at aligning our partnership around a set of goals and facilitating the debate about internal priorities. He delivered a system to help us prioritize our goals and execute against them. I recommend Jeff to anyone doing annual planning at the senior leadership level."



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