As the Houston area regional director for CEO Focus, Jeff brings over 25 years’ experience in financial management, strategic planning, business turnarounds and start-ups, and leadership development.
After receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Valparaiso University, Jeff continued his education earning a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa. Additionally, Jeff received his doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado. His doctoral research focused on developing a “success factor ratio” that represented an aggregate of multiple core management functions, including key metrics in financial performance, marketing ROI, resource utilization and operating systems.
Beyond Jeff’s wealth of education, his real strength and value to business leaders is his experience. He has served in multiple C-suite positions and has provided management consultation to hundreds of businesses. Furthermore, Jeff has developed new businesses and facilitated turnaround efforts. In addition to being bottom-line focused, Jeff’s has a passion for seeking ways to help others achieve their own potential.
It is Jeff’s contention that by serving others, leaders can develop and grow. A strong proponent in servant leadership, Jeff’s strength lies in being a conduit for others as they discover and hone their personal potential and thus achieve ultimate success. Personal growth occurs when leaders seek out wisdom and work collaboratively with others in order to create change when necessary and motivates meaningful and impactful decisions. In Jeff’s many years of experience, he feels quite strongly that honest dialogue and core collaboration prove key to a successful enterprise.
And as a servant leader, Jeff is motivated by the desire to find a healthy balance between work and family. Jeff has been married for over 30 years to his collegiate sweetheart, Dian. Likewise, they are the proud parents of three children: Payton, studying business at Xavier University in Ohio, and twins Emma and Mary, completing high school and exploring their options for future studies.
Jeff is an advocate for helping others “learn to fish.” He will go above and beyond to help you exceed with your own goals and objectives. Jeff’s organizational acuity, his steadfast nature and desire to help others make him a worthy partner on your team. He believes that there is no problem that can’t be addressed – it’s only the courage and the desire to do so!
While the coaching platform of CEO Focus is peer group (mastermind) facilitation, he also works with company owners/senior managers individually on specific issues to the company. Jeff has expertise and provides services in the following areas: