Jeff recently rejoined the Natural Capitalism Solutions team to focus on working with Hunter to transform the global economy. Jeff has been working in business, education and sustainability for over thirty years. Jeff started his career in corporate finance working for Barclays American Business Credit and Fuji Bank subsidiary Heller Financial. He specialized cash management, financial analysis, asset security and negotiations. Jeff left the private sector to teach. He worked as a public school teacher and as an adjunct faculty at Citrus College. Jeff then worked as the Program Director and Education Director at TreePeople where he pioneered work on education, community building and social marketing that touched the lives of millions of people.
During Jeff’s tenure at TreePeople he led an effort that inspired over one hundred thousand teenagers a year to lead service projects in their neighborhoods. While at TreePeople, Jeff also helped the California Department of Education to develop a statewide network for environmental education that included thousands of business, government and nonprofit organizations. Jeff first joined the Natural Capitalism Solutions team in 2007. Under Jeff’s leadership Natural Capitalism Solutions has engaged corporate clients that represent 3% of U.S. GDP and performed strategic work for local, state and federal agencies across the United States. Jeff left NCS to work for the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado to help develop an innovative business model for the transformation of the Alliance Center. While at the Alliance Jeff oversaw the concept design of the Alliance Center renovation that reduced per capita energy consumption by over fifty percent, doubled building owner revenue and increased the appraised value of the building from $6M to $14M.
Jeff has a history of developing innovative, profitable business plans, performing clear sighted, multi-dimensional financial analysis, facilitating change management in academic institutions, business, non-profits, and government agencies to internally evaluate effectiveness of bringing on new board of director initiatives,
Jeff served as a consultant and advisor for numerous organizations including: New Resource Bank, Kashi, Johnson Diversey, Sundance Channel, Sundance Cinema, GoLite, Prologis, New Belgium Brewing Company, Hallmark, JMB Financial Advisors, Novus, Red Bull, Sustainable Cards, T-Mobile, Wal-Mart, Williams Sonoma, WhiteWave, Eco-Products, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Department of Education, CalEPA, California Integrated Waste Management Board, California Air Resources Board, California Energy Commission, California Department of Forestry, California Water Resources Control Board, Los Angeles County Board of Education, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Boulder County Climate Smart, City of Golden, City of Los Angeles Watershed Protection Division, the City of Boulder Climate Action Plan, Plan Boulder County, Council of Environmental Educators, Youth Service California, Cal-Wood Education Center, Alaska Environmental Association, the YMCA and the national, regional and local Boy Scouts of America.