Partial COO, CFO, Executive Director
Need someone for a part time or interim executive role? Jeff served for 11 years as COO/CFO for Evangelical Friends Church Southwest, denominational headquarters for the regional network of 40 Friends churches in California, Nevada, and Arizona. He also functioned as the X-Dir for Marketplace Ministries Worldwide, during much of the 10 years he served on its Board of Directors. In these roles he provided leadership and oversight for fiscal management and accounting, marketing, donor development, member and missionary care, human resources, legal compliance, facilities construction and management, development and implementation of the strategic plan and business plans.
Jeff has plenty of experience working at both for-profit businesses and non-profit ministries; identifying, analyzing and improving on operational processes to optimize outputs, meet new standards, align priorities and define the most effective operating model to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives. His business resume includes IBM, Xerox, AST Computers, Ingram Micro. Non-profits include Azusa Pacific University School of Theology, Evangelical Friends Church Southwest, Canyon Hills Friends Church, Rowntree Gardens (CCRC), Marketplace Ministries Worldwide, Friends Financial Development Corp., and Olive Branch International.
Organizational Design for Non-Profits
With years of experience in the creation and implementation of functional structures, organizational design, and internal controls, both Jeff and Julie can assist with proper set up and launch. From initial filings for 501 (c)(3) non-profit status, creation of corporate documents and bylaws, producing initial financial statements and accounting documents, board manuals, and materials needed to function effectively. Julie’s accounting practice has specialized in the non-profit and small business space since 2004. Jeff currently serves on the boards of Olive Branch Int'l, Friends Development Corp, and Rowntree Gardens. He was a founding board member for Marketplace Ministries Worldwide and led its merger with OBI. He has also been a corporate officer for Evangelical Friends SW, and executive pastor at Canyon Hills Friends Church.
Team Building & Talent Acquisition
Jeff loves meeting new people, breaking the ice, and making connections. He focuses on people's strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence, seeking to transform something strong into something truly outstanding. He has extensive experience in finding the right people for the right leadership roles that fit the culture of a particular organization. Jeff has hired and built management teams and boards, recruited effective board members, reorganized staff structures, and maximized the effectiveness of both new and existing teams. Whether in corporate, non-profit, church or higher education contexts, he has excelled in collaboration, empowerment, and equipping others to work together, leveraging diverse skills and abilities for greater impact.