Jeff Fernandez is dedicated to building businesses that help people.
He is the CEO and co-founder of Dandi, the analytics platform for advancing DEI. Launched in stealth mode in 2018, Dandi’s customers today include Oscar Health, Braze, Care/Of, Teachable, Rhino, and Blue Shield of California.
As an advisor, Jeff works with socially-conscious companies including Sealed. He is a seed investor in Hone and a limited partner at Combine, a design-led venture capital firm.
Prior to Dandi, Jeff led Grovo, the enterprise learning company that he co-founded in 2010. Built with a mission to remake employee training, Grovo was used in 190 countries around the world and named by Fortune the second-best workplace in the US. Grovo was acquired in 2018 by Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD).
Originally from Dumont, NJ, Jeff graduated with the highest honors from Harvard, where he wrote his thesis on maximizing human performance. Jeff has spoken at events including TEDx, SXSW, Internet Week, and ASU+GSV, and has contributed to Inc., Fast Company, Forbes, and more.
Jeff lives in New Jersey with his wife Cori and their two kids Remi and Rafael.
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