John R. Selby (Jack) is a technology, finance and independent film
entrepreneur. His current primary role is as Managing Director at Peter
Thiel’s family office, Thiel Capital, in San Francisco, CA.
As a “PayPal Mafia” member, Jack co-founded, along with Peter, Clarium
Capital Management, a macro hedge fund after selling PayPal to EBay in
October 2002. At PayPal, Jack joined as an original employee and later
served as a Corporate Officer/Senior Vice President, overseeing the
company’s international and corporate operations. His prior experience also
includes a Vice President position at GFTA Analytics GmbH, a Düsseldorfbased
foreign exchange trading and financial consulting company.
As an active technology investor and advisor, Jack is involved with
companies such as SpaceX, Affirm, Blend, FreedomPay, Q Bio, Orphidia,
Conversion Capital, POPSUGAR, and many others.
As an independent producer, Jack’s film credits include Freeheld, Bernie
and Act of Valor as well documentaries Fastball and Comic-Con Episode IV:
A Fan’s Hope.
Jack received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hamilton College and
currently serves on its Board of Trustees and as a member of the
Investment Committee for the college’s endowment. Jack’s other
philanthropic activities include member of the Board of Directors of the San
Francisco Film Society, Tribute Committee Member of the
Navy SEALs Foundation, co-founder and member of the Board of Directors
for Wyoming Governor Matt Mead’s Global Technology Partnership as well
as Co-Host/Founder of the Arizona Technology Innovation Summit with
Governor Doug Ducey.