Jeff brings tremendous search and team building experience to The Koblentz Group. From his operating experience in very large multi-national companies to his “C” level experience in VC and PE backed deals, he knows from first-hand experience what it takes to be successful in the roles that we assist our clients to find great executives to fill. This combined with almost of decade in the executive search business makes him an unsurpassed asset to The Koblentz Group team. Jeff began working with The Koblentz Group when he was leading A.I. Partners, a very strong Atlanta based retained search organization. A.I. and The Koblentz Group worked together under a strategic partnership arrangement.
After a period of time in that structure, both A.I Partners and The Koblentz Group realized we had a winning arrangement. In order to gain additional synergy, we elected to formally merge the two organizations under The Koblentz Group brand. Jeff specializes in “C” level, officer, and Board of Director searches for public and private clients in the areas of operations, technology, sales, finance, marketing and business development. He has a special ability to represent VC and PE backed companies because he understand the operating environment from first hand experience and can properly represent complex deal structures to candidates. Throughout his career Jeff has had a proven track record as an operator of attracting key leadership talent and developing high performance work team environments. He served as CEO of Recordant, a venture capital backed company pioneering an $8 Billion market in capturing and analyzing face to face communication. He successfully led the company from start up through two successful venture capital funding rounds, raising over $12M. Prior to Recordant, he served as CCO of The Evercare Company, a private equity backed consumer products company based in Alpharetta, Georgia.
He also served as CEO of Safety Through Cellular and as EVP of Purchasepro being a key leader in one of the five most successful IPOs of 1999. Jeff’s career also includes serving in senior roles in some of the most respected consumer oriented companies in the world including Managing Director of Field Sales and Marketing for Coca-Cola, Vice President of Sales for Campbell Soup, and numerous roles of increasing responsibility for Procter and Gamble. With a broad spectrum of experience ranging from Fortune 50 to leading successful startups and new businesses across numerous industries, Jeff leverages the knowledge and experience of these diverse roles to assist our clients in building world-class organizations. In addition to serving on corporate boards, Jeff has served on the boards of Catholic Charities, Students in Free Enterprise, Ezekiel 22, and the advisory board of Catholics Come Home. He earned a degree in marketing from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Jeff and his wife, Susan, reside in Roswell, Georgia.