Jeff C. Poole
Chief Operating Officer
Jeff is a results-oriented leader with a thirty-year record of accomplishment with management success in sales, marketing, and operations. His extensive experience includes leading service companies with multi-location operations and twenty-five years on senior management teams. Jeff has a BS degree in Food Systems Economics and Management and an MS degree in Agriculture Economics, both from Michigan State University.
Jeff has served as Fusion’s COO and since 2007, providing guidance and direction as the company has grown and expanded. His role includes overseeing the regional leadership teams and several corporate departments as they support each campus. Prior to joining Fusion Education Group, Jeff served as President of the privately-held Spartan Oil Corporation. He provided strategic direction and leadership for improving overall company operations, revenue and gross profit. His primary focus was on strategic planning and business improvement strategies to lead the company into a new era of positive financial results and strong leadership.
Jeff held senior management positions at National Heritage Academies (NHA), a charter school management company. As VP of Operations, he oversaw all fifty-one NHA schools in five states including school operations, facility management, and board relations. He was also responsible for academic performance, compliance, enrollment, public relations/media, new school start-up activities, and line management of regional directors and school principals. Jeff also served as VP of Marketing and built a new department while developing and implementing marketing programs.
In addition, Jeff held a variety of general management, sales, marketing, and operations roles with Waste Management and Dow Chemical.
Jeff has been married for thirty-four blissful years and has two adult children. He enjoys traveling, cycling, fishing, skiing, and spending time with family and friends.