William Jefferson Marshall of Greenwich Connecticut, died December 27, 2012 at his sister's home in Sanibel, Florida from complications following a recent illness. He was 57. Mr. Marshall, a graduate of New York University
and the Harvard Management Program, had worked with high growth technology companies for over 35 years. Most recently he served as a Board member for QuantumClean Technologies, Rotate Black Systems, and Quadrant 4 Technologies, having previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive of Green Earth Technologies. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Marshall served as Managing Partner of CRT Private Equity, the private equity investment arm of CRT Capital Group which absorbed RockRidge Capital Partners a hedge fund and private equity firm, of which Mr. Marshall was Co-Founder. Prior to that, Mr. Marshall was the Senior Managing Partner at Vantage Point Venture Partners and Senior Managing Director of the Communications Technologies Group at Bear Stearns. Before moving to Bear Stearns, Mr. Marshall spent 10 years at MCI Communications, Inc. He served on many public and private Boards. Jeff Marshall worked hard, and played even harder. He loved shooting, riding, sailing, skiing, fishing, windsurfing and most of all flying airplanes. One of his fondest memories was taking his young daughter, Wylly, hopping across the US in a small yellow Piper Cub flying low and teaching her to read maps and the land. He was immensely proud of his legacy as a third generation American pilot. He was also a member of the New York Yacht Club, Belle Haven Yacht Club, Greenwich, Ct and Campfire Club, Chappaqua, NY. Mr. Marshall was born in Evanston, Illinois, and grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut. He attended Eaglebrook School and Berkshire School. Jeff was married to Erika Travers Marshall with whom he had two daughters, Wylly Travers Marshall, of Dallas, Texas and Virginia Kirk Marshall, of Naples, Florida. He was also married to Janine Marshall with whom he had a third daughter, Langley Marion Marshall, of Greenwich, Connecticut. Both marriages ended in divorce.
In early 2012, Mr. Marshall was reunited with Mary Stuart Crane Tilt, his first sweetheart, also of Greenwich, who cared for him until his death. They had planned to marry later this year. Along with his three daughters, Mr. Marshall leaves a sister and brother-in-law, Peter and Mallory (Marshall) Haffenreffer of Portland, Maine. A celebration of his life will be held at Belle Haven Yacht Club, Greenwich, CT. Burial will be private.