Jeff Bornstein


Jeffrey “Jeff” S. Bornstein is a former Vice Chair and the former CFO of General Electric (July 2013 – October 2017).  In his role he focused on portfolio transformation including the sale of Appliances, executing the merger of GE Oil & Gas with Baker Hughes, the sale of $300B+ of businesses and assets of GE Capital and GE’s acquisition of Alstom, as well as, driving down structural costs.   Previously, Bornstein served as SVP and CFO of GE Capital for 12 years. During his role GE Capital grew earnings 4X. He also played a pivotal role managing the company through the financial crisis and, subsequently, the on-boarding of the Federal Reserve as Regulator. Bornstein mentored and developed a generation of Finance leaders that continue to lead GE, as well as, many other public and private companies. Bornstein is the Managing Partner of Whipstick Ventures LLC focused on investing in and advising early stage companies.  Investments and advisory positions to date include Zinc5, Emulate Bio, EOS Energy, GS Thermal, Mom’s Belief, Tax Genie, AlloVir and Noble. Bornstein joined GE in 1989 with the GE Power Systems’ Financial Management Program. In 1992, he joined the GE Corporate Audit Staff and then became Executive Audit Manager. In 1996, he was named Chief Financial Officer for GE Aircraft Engine Services and Vice President in 1998. In 1999, he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer of GE Plastics and served as their CFO until 2002. Jeff has a wife, Jill, and four sons Mathew, Andrew, Max, and Alex. He is on the board of Northeastern University and BuildOn.  He has also been involved in a number of youth programs. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

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