Jeff Rusinow is a veteran angel investor (see current investments below), avid birder, author and since early 2020, Chairman and lead investor of the digital health platform MediCardia. More at jeffrusinow.com.
After spending 22 years in retail management, Jeff left corporate mainstream in 2000 and founded Milwaukee's first angel network, Silicon Pastures. Subsequently, he has been the lead angel investor in three startups that have been acquired by Fortune 500 companies: Internet retailer BUYSEASONS/
BuyCostumes.com (sold to Liberty Media for $55M in 2006); ModernMed, a healthcare services company (sold for $20M to DaVita in 2012); and Propeller Health (sold for $227M to ResMed in 2019).
In addition, Jeff has been on the Board of Directors of a number of private and public companies, as well as non-profits. Jeff is on the board of Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. An avid birder, he is world ranked having so far identified 821 species of birds in the ABA Area (U.S. and Canada).
Jeff is also President and sole owner of ETR Group, LLC, which previously owned and managed the world's largest Christmas-specific portal on the Internet, Christmas.com, before he got an offer out of the blue he couldn't refuse and sold it.
Jeff has both a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Virginia.
He resides in Grafton, Wisconsin.