An extensive 17 year career on Wall Street where he was recruited to build sports and entertainment divisions for investment banks.
Born in Jamaica Queens, New York, Jeff Wallner was exposed early in life to the big city before moving to Holtsville, Long Island. Excelling in sports, Jeff rose quickly to all American Athlete in high school with impressive winning records and memorable performances.
Consequently, Jeff received a full player scholarship at the baseball powerhouse of Louisberg college in North Carolina, where he received a business degree and won praise on the baseball field, including playing in two Connie Mack World Series in New Mexico and a college world series in Grand Junction, Colorado. The high point of Jeff’s athletic achievements was when the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox vied extensively to recruit him. Unfortunately, a career ending injury forced him to abandon his dream of becoming a professional player.
Undeterred by the difficult setback, Jeff followed his father’s footsteps in aerospace engineering at Grunmmann where he built F-14 and EF-111 jets.
Simultaneously, Jeff honed his communicative skills and salesmanship by working on weekends at an elite country club on the gold coast of Long Island. Hobnobbing in a “Great Gatsby” setting with industry barons, led Jeff to strike a friendship with a banking Tycoon who offered him a job on Wall Street.
Jeff Wallner had a successful seventeen year career in wealth and portfolio management on Wall Street. In addition, he strategically developed Sports and Entertainment divisions with firms like Ladenburg Thalmann & Co, CIBC Oppenheimer, AG Edwards, resulting in a client roster of more than two hundred professional athletes and entertainers with earnings and contracts exceeding a billion dollars. Jeff also secured more than 40 endorsement deals with the likes of Fox Sports, the Miami Heat organization, 2014 NYC Super Bowl event, and other well-known brands. After leaving his position in the regulated equity markets, Jeff created a private equity business raising debt and capital for various start-up projects. More recently, Jeff developed an investment platform for artistic endeavors.