Jeffrey Cichon is the founder of Expansion Partners focusing on the education and technology sectors. He has over 20 years experience of proven success as an entrepreneur, sales, and business development executive working with a wide array of innovative companies, both in the U.S, and Asia. Jeffrey also serves as Director of Business Development for the University of California Berkeley’s School of Engineering. Some of Jeffrey’s specialties include:
Launching new products and services in emerging markets
Working with Fortune 2000 companies to create and launch new SaaS solutions, and transform legacy business models
Helping startup companies to launch new products, develop Go-To-Market strategies, and generate sales
Closing deals within the education, e-learning, wireless technology, consumer, and enterprise software spaces, both in the U.S and Asia.
Jeffrey has a B.S degree in Business and Organization Development from Central Michigan University, and an MA in Educational Technology from Central Michigan University. Jeffrey also studied Japanese at San Francisco State University.
I've had the pleasure of working with Jeffrey for two years. He is a dynamic sales strategist and really understands the big picture. He is incredibly adept at assessing new and emerging markets and developing sales strategies from concept to after-service. He has an acute understanding of client needs and can help grow business exponentially with his key insight, particularly in Asian markets.
Co-Founder, Executive Director at EFL ProDev
Aside from being a truly wonderful person, Jeff's an invaluable asset. In his time working with Digital Fountain, Jeff's insights and business acumen were critically important as we closed deals across Asia. The breadth and the depth of his relationships, as well as his willingness to share and diligence to follow up made him instrumental in the success we achieved. Jeff would be a fantastic asset to any company or endeavor.
SVP & GM, International at Gilt Groupe
Peter Lambert is the newest member of Expansion Partners and brings a focus on Edtechbusiness development for western firms in Asia, where he spent 15 years building essential contacts and networks. In 2004 in Beijing he started the China branch of a pioneer UK-based Edtech firm, forging groundbreaking channel partnerships with some of China’s largest state-owned educational institutions and media organizations. Peter has lived and operated multiple businesses in Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and SE Asia. Some of Peter’s specialties include:
Consulting on market and competitive analysis and crafting go-to-market strategies
Launching foreign-invested subsidiaries in Asian nations
Winning key reference sales and closing and managing profitable channel partnerships
Establishing and leading local sales and support teams
Connecting Asian and US small-to-medium sized enterprises and bridging cultural divides
Peter has a B.A. degree in Literature with highest honors from Boston College, and an MBA degree in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from Georgetown University where he was selected as an MBA Scholar.