Jeff is a results-oriented leader with a twenty-seven year record of accomplishment with management success in sales, marketing, and operations. His extensive experience includes leading service companies with multi-location operations and fifteen years on senior management teams. Jeff has a BS degree in Food Systems Economics and Management and a MS degree in Agriculture Economics, both from Michigan State University.
Jeff was most recently 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 region directors and school principals. Jeff also served as VP of Marketing and built a new department while developing and implementing marketing programs.
Jeff held a variety of general management, sales, marketing, and operations roles with Waste Management and Dow Chemical.
Jeff currently serves on the board of National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA). He is also a member of the Program Committee for Catholic Charities of West Michigan.
Jeff has been married for twenty-nine blissful years and has two adult children. He enjoys travel, golf, fishing, and skiing. A follower of Michigan State University sports, Jeff is also an avid wine enthusiast and fitness buff. Jeff’s greatest joy and blessing is spending time with family and friends.