Jeff Merkle, Senior Partner
Jeff is a Senior Partner at GRAPH Strategy. Jeff has nearly 15 years of strategy experience, both in consulting and in industry. Jeff's experience is centered particularly in technology and technology-enabled products and services - across a wide range of verticals. His work covers buy-side and sell-side diligence, strategy setting, and pricing exercises.
Before joining GRAPH in 2018, Jeff was a Director of Corporate Strategy at Microsoft, where he focused on Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, gaming, 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.