Education: Pennsylvania state university
Hidden Talent: Getting up and down from sand traps.
Jeff’s is an entrepreneur currently focused on the intersection between big data and addressable advertising on the web, mobile and TV.
Jeff is an international executive whose career has taken him from suburban Philadelphia to New Zealand, Australia and points beyond. He has founded several new media companies and served as CEO of two public companies in the US (NASDAQ) and Australasia. As a fundraiser and investment banker, Mr. Dittus has raised more than $1 billion for his companies.
Jeff has been a leader in the evolution of new media and direct marketing. While at National Media, he helped build the world’s largest direct television marketing firm into a global operation in 70 countries. By founding IT Capital, Jeff established New Zealand’s first venture capital company and at MediaBay, he turned a failing mail order club with 2.5 million customers into a leading edge online platform selling audiobooks and classic radio shows via digital download and satellite radio broadcasts.
As a co-founder of CampaignGrid and World Benefactor in 2008 which became Audience Partners in 2011 , Jeff spearheaded the creation of The National Online Voter File® – A non partisan big data set of every registered voter in the United States. Jeff has been issued two patents protecting Audience Partners’ invention of using voter data to reach online audiences across digital devices.
A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in finance, Jeff is also an avid golfer which has taught him humility, patience and a love of the outdoors. In 2003 he founded The Divine 9 Open, an annual celebrity pro-am golf tournament in the memory of his father that has raised $1.5 million for blood cancer research. He has served as the President of the SE Pennsylvania Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and several public company boards of directors.