Jeff Barnett has been Chief Financial Officer and Partner of Dorsal Capital since the firm’s founding in June 2009. He directs all aspects of the firm’s operations including trading, systems, human resources, client relations, marketing, and compliance. Prior to joining Dorsal, he was a co-founder,
partner and CFO of Boston-based Granite Point Capital, where he had similar responsibilities.
Before joining the hedge fund world, he was Vice President of venture-backed StarMine (now a division of Reuters Thomson), where he spearheaded the development of new software tools targeted at the financial services industry. Prior to attending Stanford Business School where he earned an MBA, Jeff worked in the music industry and higher education, including as a manager of the internationally acclaimed Dale Warland Singers and as a special assistant to the Dean of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
Jeff has been an active alumnus of Stanford University on multiple fronts, including as co-chair of several class reunions. He has been a board member or advisor to numerous nonprofit organizations, particularly in education and the arts, including Early Music America, Apollo’s Fire (Cleveland Baroque Orchestra) and as a member of the Board of Visitors of the New England Conservatory of Music. Jeff is himself a professional lyric tenor, focusing primarily on lieder and oratorio literature. He has performed with many early-music ensembles including Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists, Apollo’s Fire, and the acclaimed cantata series at Boston’s Emmanuel Music under the direction of the late Craig Smith.
Jeff’s better half, Jamie (Earle) Barnett, is a serial entrepreneur, advisor and investor in start-up software companies. Jamie, Jeff and kids J.T. and Claire live in Palo Alto, CA. Both kids are involved in music and love to sing.