In his role as a C12 Chair for the Raleigh area, Jeff is passionate to take what he has learned in life, faith, family, and business in order to help others flourish in their lives and businesses. With a BS in Business and a concentration in Marketing, Jeff worked with four nationally-known firms in sales and account management before starting his own business with his wife, Valerie, in 1994. For nearly 30 years, their creative agency served hundreds of clients in a wide range of sectors, sizes, and locations — from startups to those doing half a billion dollars in annual revenue. Jeff’s greatest joy over that time was working with faith-based clients to help them tell the Greatest Story ever!
In addition, Jeff gained a reputation as a “superconnector” by founding professional networking groups in three cities, a business book club, and a local chapter of a national organization which helps owners to sell their businesses, where he served as founding President. Over more than a decade, thousands of business people have benefited from these groups that Jeff instituted, most of which are still active.
Over the years, Jeff served at his local church in multiple capacities, including leadership roles. Jeff and Valerie lived in the MD/DC area for 36 years before moving to Raleigh, and have two adult sons. They love to use their gift of hospitality and Jeff’s culinary avocation, having fed thousands of people over the years, many from across the globe.