Jun 14 2022
From Statistician at Capital One to CMO at Ed-Tech Startup 2U, Jeff Rinehart's Career Means Lifelong Learning
Jeff Rinehart, now a partner at venture capital impact firm City Light Capital, is a self-proclaimed linear thinker with a nonlinear career. From his 11-year tenure at Capital One, where he started as a statistician and ultimately oversaw the company's marketing strategy for the U.S. consumer credit card function. He then went on to join early-stage ed technology startup 2U as their chief marketing officer, and, two years after taking the company public, became a full-time professor at American University's business school. From there, he started advising companies and angel investing, which led him to City Light Capital—the lead investor on Teal's recent $6.3 million round of funding. In this episode, Jeff touches on overcoming impostor syndrome, the power of lateral moves, how his background as a drummer led him to study economics, and why he's always been drawn to opportunities that challenge him and force him to grow. Connect with Jeff:LinkedIn: Light Capital: show is presented by Teal, and hosted by Teal’s Founder & CEO David Fano. At Teal, we’re building a personal career growth platform that gives you the tools, skills, and recommendations you need to accelerate your career, starting with the job search. Our goal is to empower people to grow their careers on their terms. Learn more at tealhq.com. This podcast is produced by Rainbow Creative with Matthew Jones as Senior Producer and Drew MacPowell as Editor and Associate Producer. Find out more about how to create a podcast for you or your business at rainbowcreative.co.