Jeff's education began at Indiana State University, where he received a B.S. in Business Administration before continuing on to Gonzaga University in Washington State for an M.A. in Organizational Leadership.
Jeff's professional years have been spent on the business side of healthcare as an executive with two Fortune 50 companies. Jeff's experience corporately has included mergers and acquisitions, medical device product launches, organizational workforce alignments and expansions, employee and corporate partner training development, new business partnership discovery, and sales and marketing strategy development. He has also served as a consultant to new medical device companies seeking assistance with products for U.S. development and successful market launch.
Over the years Jeff has also helped create his companies’ leadership development programs for the personal and professional growth of his colleagues. He feels this to be some of his most important work, as there is nothing more rewarding than being present during the personal transformations of those around us. Servant Leadership has been the foundation of these programs and has gone on to become adopted as Jeff's personal leadership philosophy. Robert Greenleaf is the father of Servant Leadership and posed the questions: "Do those served grow as persons? Do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants?" All of these are essential questions for the servant leader in development to consider regularly.