In addition to being the CEO of NextSpace, Jeremy is also the comedic relief, the tragic hero, and the getaway car driver. Jeremy began his career as an officer and carrier-based helicopter pilot in the U.S. Navy. Jeremy also worked as a management and strategy consultant in Washington, DC, helping clients create partnerships between the public and private sectors. Before starting NextSpace, Jeremy served as the economic development manager for the City of Santa Cruz. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in business and government policy from Harvard University. But he’s learned the most from playing LEGO’s with his kids. Jeremy tries to live by this rule: take your job seriously, but not yourself. Fun Fact: Jeremy can juggle flaming torches. Cool, no?
I think that working at NS must be akin to working in Oslo at the Nobel Peace Center. Just walking down the halls makes you a tad smarter. Never have I enjoyed so much being the dimmest bulb in the chandelier.
A special shout out to the triumvirate of Iris, Jeremy and the once and future Mayor of our beloved city, Ryan for creating this creative place. I just have one complaint: why didn’t you do it ten years earlier? My wife would have appreciated it ever so much. I’ll go out on a limb here and add, saved marriages as an NS benefit. Feel free to steal that one in future marketing campaigns.Kevin Cummings