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Jeff T.

Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Professional Experience

Board Chair, CBI Group

December, 2016 - Current

The CBI Group Builds Recruitment Solutions. We offer our customers nationwide several recruiting models to solve talent acquisition challenges. Whether you want to outsource recruiting, augment your existing talent acquisition team with a contract recruiter or have a hard-to-fill executive search, we can help you.

Chief Operating Officer, Delaware Founders Initiative

August, 2016 - July, 2018

The Delaware Founders Initiative is a newly formed 501(c)3 business accelerator dedicated to activating and amplifying the start-up entrepreneurial environment in the state. DFI provides education, mentoring and angel funding.
Partnered with a Philadelphia based VC which provided unique acceleration education to 26 local companies over the 2 year period and generated 35 full time jobs.
Based on the group's successes, solicited and received $125K from a foundation and $10K from a local government group.
* Built the Delaware Founders Angel group into an active group of over 50 accredited investors.

Consultant, RENEW LLC (

May, 2013 - Current

I have been interacting with RENEW for almost 5 years, initially as a member of the Impact Angel Network and now also as a consultant.
* Selected by the private equity firm to work for 6 weeks in Ethiopia to help them determine African expansion plans. Developed criteria for country selection, and solicited foundations and development agencies for funding. Result: Applied for project grants in Uganda and Rwanda. Met personally with development leaders from 3 Nordic countries.

Senior Manager - Program Management, Siemens Healthineers

January, 2006 - July, 2016

  • Managed 14 R&D core teams (Software, Hardware and Assay projects) that started with customer research and planning and culminated in successful global product launches.
  • Leading one of the first co-development projects with a Spanish company for 7 infectious disease assays.
  • Led the creation of the first dedicated medical products analyzer for BRIC countries for our division. Managed a team responsible for a new product in China which uses our liquid reagents on an analyzer from a Chinese manufacturer; a $4 mil budget.
Director of Finance - Global R&D, Dade Behring

September, 1999 - December, 2005

Member of the 7-person Leadership Committee responsible for managing a 1,300-person business operation for Dade Behring as the company went through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Result: During those 20 months, we cut costs by 15% and preserved cash while still keeping high employee morale and maintaining customer loyalty

Managed the R&D strategic planning process and optimized the $100 million global R&D portfolio by making financial, technical and resource allocation compromises among 5 business units.

Hired and trained 6 people for my Financial Planning & Analysis team that analyzed and drove business profitability for the global R&D organization. Five of the 6 have since been promoted to Director or Senior Manager.

Finance Manager, Ford Motor Company

August, 1992 - August, 1999

Led the planning effort to close down half of a UAW organized plant that resulted in a work force reduction of 800 people. Areas addressed in my detailed plan included inventory control and reduction, equipment disposal, personnel relocation, operational planning and policies, and accounting and systems integrity. Result: Plant hit its budget for 16 months during the 18-month period while earning Ford's highest quality award.

MBA, Kellogg Business School

September, 1990 - June, 1992

Corporate Lender - Small Business and Middle Market, Chemical Banking Corp

August, 1985 - August, 1990

BA, Brown University

September, 1981 - June, 1985

Hawken School

- Current