Jeff Merkle, Senior Partner

Jeff is a Senior Partner at GRAPH Strategy. Jeff has over 11 years of strategy experience, both in consulting and in industry. Just prior to joining GRAPH in 2018, Jeff was a Director of Corporate Strategy at Microsoft, where he focused on Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and cloud platform services.

Prior to serving at Microsoft, Jeff was a Vice President in the Private Equity and M&A Practice at Kaiser Associates. In that role, Jeff led over 100 Commercial Due Diligence and M&A strategy cases on targets that ranged from the lower mid-market to large-cap public companies.

Jeff is co-author of Diligence | Matters - a best-practice toolkit and fieldbook for private equity and M&A professionals' commercial diligence activities.

Jeff graduated with Honors from Swarthmore College, and earned his M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.