As the Founder and Managing Shareholder of The Growth Partnership, Jeff leads a dynamic team of professionals who are dedicated to helping their clients succeed as business owners.
Focused exclusively on public accounting firms, Jeff is best known for his work in two areas: helping firms design and successfully implement robust go-to-market positioning strategies, and developing the future leaders of the profession. He has repeatedly been named as one of the profession’s “Top 100 Most Influential People” by Accounting Today.
Currently, the client “footprint” of The Growth Partnership consists of 452 accounting firms in the United States – including 56 of the Accounting Today “Top 100” firms”; 39 associations / state societies; and 13 international firms.
A recognized face at most accounting conferences and conventions, Jeff is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop presenter. His presentations consistently receive outstanding reviews from audiences, and are famous for having substantive tools and resources included as part of his materials.
In 2010, Jeff founded iShade.com. Under his leadership, the tech startup attracted an initial round of venture capital, achieved a successful launch and quickly lived up to it’s moniker as “The Accounting Profession Online”. Jeff and his other founding partners sold their controlling interests in the portal in 2012 –achieving a $3.3M valuation.
Jeff currently resides in suburban St. Louis with his wife Cindy and their four children. In his free time Jeff enjoys escaping to his family retreat in remote McCloud, CA, and serving as the “voice” of the St. Louis University High School and Affton Americans hockey teams.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management
Creighton University, 1991