Jeff is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Business, and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth Graduate School of Business. Mr. Carter is a long-suffering fan of Chicago pro sports teams.
Jeff was a general partner at West Loop Ventures and in April of 2007, he co-founded Hyde Park Angels and spearheaded the growth and development of one of the most active angel groups in the United States. He has consulted on the startup of several other angel groups.
He is a former independent trader and member of the CME Board of Directors and was part of a small group that transformed CME from an open outcry exchange to the largest electronic exchange in the world. In 1998, CME was worth $182,134,000 in membership enterprise value. Today it’s worth $80 Billion.
Jeff also was a US representative to the first ever I7/G7 summit in Torino, Italy in 2017.
He is a Free-Market advocate based on his experiences with free transparent marketplaces and is a believer in The FAIRtax and what it will mean for American citizens and economic growth.
Here is why Jeff supports The FAIRtax.
"Originally, I was a big proponent of the flat income tax because it [emphasis on] appeared to be easier to move to. However, as I learned more about The FAIRtax, I realized it is better because The FAIRtax is a consumption tax and therefore, economically more efficient. It also will increase incomes faster, increase the value of underlying capital stock faster, and create a more robust economic environment than any other tax scheme that has been enacted or is being proposed."