About Jeff

Meet Jeff


Jeff Ponders II has built a career infusing strategy, innovation, creativity, and infectious energy across many industries. Over the past 15 years, he has led marketing and innovation strategy for notable brands such as Walmart, Colgate, and General Motors. 

A vibrant keynote speaker, Jeff brings his unique experiences as a marketing executive, entrepreneur, and professional jazz musician to help organizations and individuals unlock their best performance. 

A two-time tech startup founder, Jeff regularly advises entrepreneurs and growth-stage businesses on strategy, branding, marketing, and product development. 

In addition to his work with brands and startups, Jeff performs across the US as a professional saxophonist. His resume includes performances and recordings with Robert Glasper, Keyshia Cole, Bebe Winans, Eric Roberson, and John Legend. His debut album “Spark,” is available on all major music platforms.

A graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Jeff resides in his hometown Detroit with his wife and 3 children.

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