Posts by: Jeff Bonaldi

Jeff Bonaldi

Founder & CEO, The Explorer's Passage

Jeff is the Founder & CEO of The Explorer’s Passage(TEP). He created the company as a way to provide travelers with perspective on history’s greatest stories through adventure travel experiences across the globe. His focus has been on the events that have shaped our world, and of people overcoming the impossible for a greater purpose.

Previously, Jeff spent 15 years in executive leadership roles in sales, marketing, and investment management within the global financial industry. He also participated on various industry advisory boards, and as part of a team appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York tasked to create a more stringent risk management industry framework following the global financial crisis.

The issue of climate change is a personal one for Jeff. He has been fortunate to have traveled to nearly 30 countries, and through his experiences in oceans, rivers, and mountains he has witnessed the effects of climate change firsthand. TEP’s partnership with Robert and Barney Swan, along with their 2041 Foundation, is a way for Jeff to help utilize adventure as a means to combat climate change.

In 2018 Jeff is launching the Gladiator Trek Foundation, whose mission is to assist people afflicted with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) heal through the power of adventure. Through hiking and mountaineering, he hopes to help participants gain confidence and envision what is truly possible in their lives.

Jeff’s future objective is to use his organizations to help tackle the world’s most important social issues through ventures across the planet. He believes that business can and should be used as a force for good in the world.