Managing Partner

Jeff Drazan

Executive, Investment
Jeff Drazan

“If you don’t have a dream, you can’t have a dream come true”

Oscar Hammerstein


Focus Area

Jeff is the Managing Partner of Bertram Capital, overseeing all aspects of Bertram’s investment strategy, execution and administration.


Jeff Drazan founded Bertram Capital in 2006. As the firm’s Managing Partner, Jeff has led Bertram to now its fourth fund, growing from an inaugural fund size of $250 million of LP commitments to $875 million of LP commitments in the most recent fund. Presiding over a team of approximately 50, Bertram has pioneered the structure of an in-house full-service digital agency, working with its portfolio companies to achieve true digital transformations. Jeff serves as Chairman of most of the Bertram portfolio companies, guiding the business and the Bertram team to be among the leaders of the middle market.

Before founding Bertram, Jeff was a Managing Director and a founding partner of Sierra Ventures, a Menlo Park, CA-based venture capital firm.  During his venture career, Jeff served as a Director of Centex Telemanagement (CNTX – acquired by MFS), Stratacom (STRM – acquired by Cisco), On Assignment (ASGN), Micromuse (MUSE – acquired by IBM), ConvergeNet (acquired by Dell), Combinet (acquired by Cisco), Quinta (acquired by Seagate), ParAcer (acquired by Stratos Lightwave), FrontBridge (acquired by MicroSoft), Sychip (acquired by Murata), Micro Power (acquired by Westin Presidio), American Fiber Systems (acquired by Vayo), Valere Power (acquired by Eltek – ELTK.NO), Theravance (THRX) and Digital Generation Systems (DGIT).

Prior to Sierra, Jeff served in a variety of operations and R&D management positions at both AT&T and Bell Laboratories.  Jeff received an Engineering degree from Princeton University and an MBA from NYU – Stern.

Current Board Affiliations

AFC Industries
Aperture Pet & Life
Best Version Media
Centicore Holdings
Cogency Global
Lectric eBikes
Perennials & Sutherland
Safety Products Global
ReVamp Companies
Reveal Cellular Cameras
Trademark Global
The Vinyl Outlet


New York University

MBA, Stern School of Business Administration

Princeton University

Bachelor of Science in Engineering