Jeff D. Sandefer
Jeff Sandefer is a master teacher at the Acton School of Business. A serial entrepreneur, Mr. Sandefer’s latest venture was Sandefer Capital Partners, an energy investment firm that held over $1 billion in assets. For the last 20 years, Mr. Sandefer has also taught entrepreneurship at the graduate level. Eight years ago, he and a group of successful entrepreneurs left a nationally recognized program they had built at the University of Texas at Austin to start the Acton School of Business.
For seven consecutive years, Acton has been rated among the top MBA programs in the country by the Princeton Review, which declared Acton’s students to be the “most competitive” MBAs in America and rated the faculty in the top three in the nation. While at the University of Texas, Mr. Sandefer was voted five times by students as UT’s Outstanding Teacher and was named by BusinessWeek as one of the top entrepreneurship professors in the United States. He has served for over a decade on Harvard University’s visiting committee and as chair of the university’s academic research committee. He also serves on the advisory board of Friends of UFM. He was a director of National Review magazine for ten years, formerly served as chairman of the Acton Institute of Religion and Liberty, and was a member of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s 21st Century Commission on Higher Education.