Jeff is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of financial, operational, and leadership experience with companies that operated both in the US and abroad. Having spent his career primarily with complex, asset-intensive, and customer-satisfaction driven organizations, Jeff is skilled at assisting companies implement “Best Practices” enterprise-wide to drive increased cash flow and profitability. He has spent time at two publicly-held airlines, a major home improvement retailer, a start-up, multiple consultancies, and the US Army... SEE MORE
Jeff has experience in a variety of industries including aviation, government / defense, logistics, retail, consulting, and services. Recognized as a trusted business advisor that can see more than just the numbers, Jeff is accomplished at working with organizations to lead necessary and lasting change as well as drive continuous improvement. Jeff’s experience with companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 20 companies provides a unique background for him to carefully analyze a business and develop a clear and concise strategy to drive results.
Jeff has been involved with nearly all aspects of the finance function. He is experienced at managing board and investor communications; developing pricing proposals; M&A targeting, due diligence, closing, and integration; business case development; establishing and tracking KPIs; budgeting and forecasting; strategic planning; improving cash flow; labor analysis and collective bargaining; systems sourcing and implementation; analyzing customer profitability; financial reporting and variance analysis; funding optimization; streamlining capital planning; and much more.
Beyond Finance, Jeff has deep experience in areas such as business development, customer contacts, equipment and facility leases, site selection and development, facility construction and remodel, heavy equipment maintenance, staffing, negotiations, corporate bankruptcy proceedings, process improvements, business continuity, and compensation plans. Jeff’s diverse background enables him to enter nearly any environment, rapidly learn its language and drivers, and quickly move to add value. He does this through a situation-specific combination of broad leadership and hands-on assistance.
Jeff’s passion is working with the owners of mid-market businesses to enable them to maximize the value of their enterprise and achieve their personal goals.
Jeff has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He also holds an MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and an Master’s of Engineering Management from Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering. Jeff served five years as an Infantry officer in the United States Army. He is Jumpmaster and Ranger qualified, and earned the Senior Parachutist badge with 39 military static-line jumps out of a variety of Air Force and Army Aircraft. Jeff resides in Tampa with his wife Jennifer, their three children, and two dogs.
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