Jeff MillerFounder and Managing Director
For more than a decade, Jeff has been developing high-performance recruiting teams. He has extensive recruiting and business development experience from technology companies within software and hardware related industries. His clients range from start-ups to established technology companies, with a particular geographic focus on the Pacific Northwest region.
In addition to maintaining several key clients, Jeff is also responsible for the general management of EdgeLink. His primary areas of focus are to advance the overall growth of EdgeLink, including business development, brand exposure, EdgeLink’s Loyalty index (ELi) and the overall working culture.
Prior to co-founding EdgeLink, Jeff was managing director for a publicly held search firm based in Silicon Valley. He was responsible for growing Portland’s direct-hire division into the most consistent and successful market nationwide.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Lewis and Clark College.
Getting the Edge on Jeff
Something most people don’t know about me: Some people know that I played Football at Lewis & Clark College but most people don’t know that I hold the All-time Record for career receiving yards (2,770 yards) and receiving touchdowns (28).
In one of my high-school summer jobs I worked in a strawberry plant and had to clean and wash out the crates as people unloaded the berries. It was fast paced and extremely hard to keep up. My coworkers otherwise known as “The Lifers” would stack the crates over seven feet tall and hide while I was working my tail off.
When I was in 4th grade I picked strawberries for the summer…see a trend here?
“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others lasts forever.”
Favorite thing to do outside of work:
I love working out, running, lifting weights, playing golf, watching Blazer games with my cat (Zeus), traveling and exploring new things with my wife, spending time with family and friends, and drinking incredible wine.
Zeus (cat), he’s a pure white Persian with root beer colored eyes. He’s very high maintenance and loves to play tag, watch movies and sports.
Who inspires you:
I’m inspired by anyone who is passionate about life and believes in taking a risk without being overly consumed by the fear of failure.