Jeff Baer 
Founder and CEO

Jeff Baer is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LinkeDrive, Inc where he leads the vision and execution for the company’s enterprise mobile platform (DATA) and PedalCoach® application. As the foundation for the “Internet of Trucks,” these integrated, mobile solutions increase fuel efficiency, safety and driver retention rates for the transportation industry.  Prior to LinkeDrive, Baer led A123 Systems’ sales of lithium ion energy storage for the commercial vehicle market.  Earlier, he led business development at RAMP Holdings (BBN) and engineered powertrain systems and electronic engine controls for trucks at Ford Motor Company.

Baer holds an MBA (Sloan School of Management) and SM in Engineering Systems from M.I.T. and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Mechanical Engineering program as well as a letterwinner and Academic All-American for the Northwestern Wildcats football team, earning an athletic scholarship having begun as a walk-on.