Jeff Drazan

Managing Partner


Since 2006

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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 the 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 top-tier 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 at Princeton University and an MBA from NYU - Stern.

Board Affiliations

AFC Industries

Aperture Pet & Life
Best Version Media

Centicore Holdings

Cogency Global
Lectric eBikes

Perennials & Sutherland

Safety Products Holdings

Trademark Global
TSR Concrete Coatings

Education : 282 logo

New York University

MBA, Stern School of Business Administration : 283 logo

Princeton University

Bachelor of Science in Engineering