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Jeffrey Diehl

B.S. '92

Adams Street Partners (Chicago, IL)


Mr. Jeffrey T. Diehl is a Partner at Adams Street Partners, LLC and Adams Street V, L.P. Mr. Diehl serves as Partner of Brinson Venture Capital Fund III, L.P. He joined Adams Street Partners, LLC. in 2000. He is a Member of the Buyout Co-Investing and Venture Capital and Growth Equity Team. He invests in venture and growth-oriented companies in the software, IT-enabled services, business services, and consumer Internet and media sectors. Mr. Diehl was a Principal of The Parthenon Group, where he led strategy consulting case teams for small and mid-cap clients in a range of industries including business and consumer services, software, communications and networking, and financial services. In addition, he executed leveraged buyout due diligence assignments and advised portfolio companies for the firm. Prior to this, Mr. Diehl served as a Management Consultant of Spire Group. He has also worked at Brinson Partners/UBS Global Asset Management.


Mr. Diehl received an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1997 and a B.S., with distinction, from Cornell University in 1992.

Board Affiliations

Mr. Diehl has been on the Board of Directors of Arroweye Solutions, Inc. since May 21, 2007. He serves on the Board of Directors of Peerless Network, Inc., MachineryLink, Stratavia Corporation, Adams Harris, SnagAJob, T3Media, Inc. (formerly Thought Equity Management Inc.), CBG Holdings, Inc., and WhiteFence, Inc. Mr. Diehl also serves as a Board Observer of Latinvest, SPS Commerce, Knightsbridge Solutions, NetContinuum and Vocaltec/MagicJack.