Position: 
Associate Dean of the Institute of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Department: 
Credentials: 
  • 1998, M.B.A., Olivet Nazarene University
  • 1990, B.S., Olivet Nazarene University

For over twenty years Jeff’s passion has been helping others thrive - living to the best of their ability professionally and personally.

Jeff has been honored to work with frontline to C-Suite leaders in Fortune 100, Forbes top 25 private, for-profit, non-profit, and global companies in multiple sectors. He has enjoyed leading wholesale organization culture change, working with and learning from different global cultures and opportunities to quickly impact the business. He has a particular passion for helping inspire and equip leaders.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE:

  • Bio-pharmaceutical and Pharmaceutical
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Food Service

Some of his most significant impacts have come from his work with individuals, teams, and organizations in talent management, talent acquisition, and learning & organization development solutions. Professional focal points include strategic planning, executive coaching, change management, professional & leadership development, succession planning, and talent assessments. He has used these distinctions to deliver profitable results on time and under budget.

One of the things he is professionally most proud of is the humanitarian impact his consulting company is having by giving five percent of each dollar received for services to a non-profit charity. He believes the purpose of business is to do good in the world. His greatest fear is not of failure, but succeeding at something that doesn’t matter.

He graduated with a B.S. and MBA from Olivet Nazarene University and most recently completed an executive education program at the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. He is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL) program with Regent University and holds multiple certifications in psychometric assessments, organization diagnostics, performance management and leadership facilitation.

Jeff lives in Byron Center, MI with his wife Kelly and three children, Cole, Morgan, and Mackenzie. Jeff currently volunteers as the ministry leader for the High Pointe Community Church Celebrate Recovery (a Christ-centered recovery program).