Jeffery Ponders II

Founder, better


US & Canada




Jeff Ponders II is a modern-day Batman. By day, he helps Fortune 100 brands such as General Motors and Walmart launch innovation initiatives. By night, he performs as a professional saxophonist across the US. In between, Jeff uses his experience as a tech entrepreneur and marketing executive to help startups launch and scale new business models.

As a keynote speaker, Jeff leverages his experiences from the boardroom to the bandstand to help individuals and teams unlock peak performance. He holds a degree in Entrepreneurship from the Wharton School and resides in Detroit with his wife and two children.

Why are you optimistic about the future of work?

quote As society more actively embraces diversity, we'll see richer innovations and develop healthier workplaces.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020