Feb 2, 2022
Jeb is the CEO and a Founder of Boardable. He spent most of his 20s playing music and avoiding adulthood. Everything began to click when he discovered eBay in 1999. After building a couple of successful businesses in the auction space, he took what he learned from growing those businesses with online marketing to start SmallBox in 2006. SmallBox evolved over the years from a marketing agency into a strategic consultancy that helps mission-driven organizations with branding and design. In 2018, he left SmallBox to join the board management software company Boardable as its full-time CEO. In 2020 Boardable closed its Series A raising $8m to invest in team and product. Boardable currently serves over 1,000 nonprofits around the world and continues to grow quickly.
Along the way, he has been involved as a founder or investor with a number of other businesses and nonprofits including Springboard Marketing, The Speak Easy, Musical Family Tree, Joyful Noise Recordings, Gravy Lab, Boardable, Adproval, Ripley's Auctions, and Brain Twins. He also serves or has served, on the boards of several Indy-area nonprofits including The Speak Easy, Musical Family Tree, Big Car, United Way of Central Indiana, ProAct, and the Indiana Independent Venue Alliance.
Jeb’s personal mission is to create meaningful work for talented people who share his desire to use business as a force for good. He lives on the north side of Indianapolis with his wife Jenny and 3 beautiful daughters. In his spare time, he plays and records music, collects vinyl records, forages mushrooms, and cooks as much as possible.
In this fun and insightful episode, Jeb talks about being a creative at heart, the impact of listening to Alan Watts alone in the woods, the impetus behind starting Boardable, having a beginner’s mindset, leadership, and an “aha moment” in his late 20s, when he realized that it’s ok to say “I don't know.”