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ABOUT

The JDA Story

People call Jeff Davis a people person, and it’s true. Networking is easy for him and just flows from who he is. He loves the collaborative process, team building, strategic implementation, friend-raising, new business development, customer and member care, and helping others make connections. 

 

After  finishing  college  with  a Marketing Degree,  and  marrying  his  high  school sweetheart,  he  jumped into the Personal Computer revolution and its Wild West swagger colliding with business and technological innovations.  Jeff would say the Lord brought him to the right place at the right time to begin a career.  For two decades, beginning in 1979, he was captivated by the pioneer spirit and rapid change that thrust this business sector to the forefront of the consumer products market. It was an exciting time, yet there was a growing restlessness in Jeff's heart and ultimately he made the big transition into vocational Christian work.  This has taken him all over the world and honed his leadership, pastoral giftings, team building, organizational development, and cross cultural management skills.

His two vocational paths, business and ministry, converged into several God given opportunities.  He was a founding Board Member for Marketplace Ministries Worldwide, utilizing small business as a platform for evangelism and discipleship in third world contexts.  Serving Evangelical Friends Church in denominational leadership, as Chief Financial Officer, refined both his fiscal management acumen as well as his abilities to implement systems to steward capital and human resources.  For eleven years, he oversaw regional operations, finance and accounting, marketing, real estate and facilities, legal and insurance compliance, and strategic initiatives for the network of Friends Churches in California, Arizona, and Nevada.  Being part of planting two churches, and serving as a bi-vocational pastor has given him a balanced perspective related to the call of God to serve in both paid and volunteer capacities. 

As a consultant, Jeff draws on a broad set of experiences, ranging from multi-billion dollar corporate contexts to small non-profit settings.  His work in executive search has developed his abilities to leverage effective communication and meticulous research, to identify the best job candidates who fit the culture and objectives of an organization. People recognize Jeff's talents in team building, organizational design, marketing, fundraising, and strategic implementation. He has been an innovator in business, and entrepreneurial in church ministry, non-profit organizations, missionary support, and coaching for leadership development.

 

Jeff will tell you that his life is focused on spending his dash serving Christ.

 

Our Team

Jeff Davis, Chief Dot Connector

Jeff@jdavisassociates.com | P: 714-420-5600

Jeff's experience ranges from Christian non-profit to multi-billion dollar corporate settings.  He is recognized for his talents in team building, organizational design, marketing & fundraising, and strategic implementation. Jeff has been an innovator in business, and entrepreneurial in church ministry, non-profit organizations, mission sending organizations, missionary care & support, and coaching for leadership development.

 

Following a 20 year business career in the personal computer industry, Jeff made a significant transition to pastoral ministry and denominational leadership with Evangelical Friends Church Southwest.  He oversaw regional operations, finance and accounting, marketing, real estate and facilities, legal and insurance compliance, and strategic initiatives for the network of Friends Churches in California, Arizona, and Nevada.  He has worked extensively providing missionary support and training in Africa, S.E. Asia, and Latin America.  He pastors bi-vocationally at The Well Friends Church.  He is a founding board member for Marketplace Ministries Worldwide, utilizing small business as a platform for evangelism and discipleship in third world contexts. 

 

Jeff excels at understanding how organizations operate most effectively and helping people get into the right place to maximize their strengths and talents.

Julie Davis, CPA

julie@jdandco.com | Phone: 714-420-5603

Julie L. Davis (CPA) is the founder and owner of JD & Company.  She is an accountant specializing in both profit and non-profit organizations, providing accounting services, bookkeeping services and tax preparation for small businesses.  

Julie received her Bachelors degree in Business Accounting from Cal State University Fullerton in 1985.  She worked in public accounting for a medium sized firm in Newport Beach which was later acquired by Deloitte & Touche.  She earned her CPA license in 1989 and has continued to work in small business or non-profit accounting for the last 27 years.  She started JD and Company in Orange County, California in 2004.  

She enjoys helping new businesses as they enter the marketplace and working alongside business owners to navigate the challenges of the highly regulated State of California.  She is a member of the California Society of CPA's, the National Association of Professional Women and the Sunrise Rotary Club of Yorba Linda.  

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