Managing Director, Thiel Capital
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 Los Angeles.
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 Düsseldorf-based foreign exchange trading and financial consulting company.
As an active technology investor and advisor, Jack is involved with companies such as SpaceX, Bird, Affirm, Blend, FreedomPay, Q Bio, POPSUGAR and many others.
As an independent producer, Jack’s film credits include Freeheld, Bernie and Act of Valor as well documentaries Fastball, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope and many others.
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 the Navy SEALs Foundation, co-founder and member of the Board of Directors for the Wyoming Global Technology Partnership, cohost/founder of the Arizona Technology Innovation Summit with Governor Doug Ducey and founder/chairman of inVisionAZ, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the local Arizona technology ecosystem.
Jack is a resident of Teton Village, Wyoming.