Jeff has an extensive background in strategy development for social sector organizations, with particular expertise in education and youth related issues.
Role at FSG
Jeff oversees FSG’s San Francisco office and the firm’s Education & Youth impact area. He has led engagements with foundations, nonprofits, universities, school districts, state agencies, and corporations on issues of strategy, evaluation, business planning, and advocacy. Jeff’s work in education spans from early childhood to higher education, with recent projects focused on system alignment, closing achievement and attainment gaps, and strengthening teaching and school leadership. Jeff has published papers on school turnaround, charter schools, and higher education success, and speaks regularly on education and philanthropic effectiveness.
Prior to joining FSG, Jeff worked for The SEED Foundation and was also a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company and The Bridgespan Group. Jeff's direct education experience includes creating nonprofit educational support and college preparatory programs at the Harlem Educational Activities Fund and teaching math at a New York City public school as a Teach For America corps member.
- Harvard Business School, MBA
- University of Pennsylvania, BA in political science
- Friends of the Children, National Board Member
- Great Oakland Public Schools, Board Member
- Teach For America
- Conversational Spanish
- Basic Italian
On Working at FSG
"When I was running an education nonprofit in Harlem, I remember writing up our annual report — describing the impact of our programs, our financials, and our growth plan. I remember thinking how far I had come from my teaching days and how I had no training or background in running a business, ensuring financial sustainability, or developing a strategy.
That moment set me on the path toward FSG. I believe strongly that the social sector needs access to great strategic planning and consulting services to use scant resources to create and sustain deep and lasting impact. I draw upon my nonprofit and teaching experience, as well as my strategy consulting background to deliver those services. I feel truly blessed to work toward solving society’s most challenging and critical issues alongside passionate and caring colleagues and in partnership with inspiring and visionary clients."