Jeff Kearl serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Stance. Jeff Kearl Co-founded Precedent Investments in 2012. He serves as a Venture Partner of Zetta Venture Partners. Jeff Kearl served as Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of Arteis, Inc. From April 2007 to April 2008, Jeff Kearl served as Director of Strategy and New Ventures for Hewlett Packard.
He ran strategy and new ventures at HP. Jeff Kearl served as the Chief Marketing Officer of LogoWorks. He also overseen new, internal business units within Logoworks such as DIY design and was responsible for corporate development including venture capital financing and M&A and co-founded the firm. Jeff Kearl worked as an Associate at vSpring Capital. He served as an
Associate at vSpring III, L.P., VSpring I, L.P. and VSpring II, L.P. Prior to vSpring Capital, he founded Freeport.com, Inc. and served as its Vice President of Business Development & Product Marketing. He was also involved with several start-ups such as
Cerberian, comScore, Control4, Mediconnect Global and Senforce. In 1997, Jeff Kearl Co-founded and served as Vice President
of sales of Apex Training & Development. Previously, he spent four years in management consulting focused on organizational development and competitive strategy. Jeff Kearl started his career at the Covey Leadership Center where he worked in various sales, marketing and product management roles until it was acquired by Franklin Quest in 1997. He serves as the Chairman of Stance. Jeff Kearl serves as a Director of Needle, Inc., Julep, Stance and Connect SDSI. He serves as a Member of Advisory Boards of several Utah companies. He served as the Director of Skullcandy, Inc. from 2005 to October 03, 2016 and Chairman until June 13, 2013. Jeff Kearl teaches entrepreneurial finance in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, his alma mater. Jeff Kearl holds a BA in Marketing from Brigham Young University.