Jeff is an Operating Partner at Consumer Ventures with over twenty years of sales and executive experience with both public and privately held organizations including over 10 years of working with Private Equity sponsors. Jeff is currently the CEO and Executive Chairman of Inovar Packaging, one of the premier digital printing companies North American (backed by AEA Investors and acquired by Kelso & Company). Before Inovar, Jeff was President & CEO of Fort Dearborn Company, a leading supplier of packaging and label solutions with 15 manufacturing facilities and 1,700 employees. Fort Dearborn works with many of the world’s most recognizable consumer companies and brands such as Unilever, Nestle, KraftHeinz, and Coke. Fort Dearborn was backed by KRG Capital Partners and acquired by Advent International. Before Fort Dearborn, Jeff spent 10 years with RR Donnelley where he served in various sales and management roles.
Jeff received an MBA from DePaul University in Entrepreneurship and a BS in Marketing from Northern Illinois University. Passionate about building great businesses, Jeff embraces the opportunity to help emerging companies and brands navigate both the strategic and day-to-day challenges all businesses face. However, Jeff also understands the critical balance of providing value added support to management without compromising their unique ability to create value for their customers and support the people who deliver that value. Jeff and his family are from and currently reside in the Chicago area. In his free time, Jeff enjoys attending his kids’ sporting events, cooking, and traveling with his family.