Jeff specializes in public sector decision making, campaign management, public policy advocacy, public relations, stakeholder relations, and organizational change. With over 24 years of experience in government and politics, Jeff brings to his clients a deep understanding of how the federal, provincial and municipal governments work. He has served as the Principal Secretary to the Premier of Ontario, the Chief of Staff to the Minister of Finance and the Executive Director and Campaign Manager for the Ontario PC Party. All of these roles demanded sound judgment, strong people skills and well-honed issue management skills.
Jeff’s broad experience in government also includes time as the Chief of Staff to Ministers at the Ministry of Natural Resources; the Ministry of Northern Development & Mines; the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing; and the Ministry of Education. Jeff played an oversight and coordinating role in the introduction of Ontario’s Budget 2000, the first fully balanced budget the province had seen in a generation. He centrally managed a successful leadership selection process for the Ontario PC Party in 2002. He also wrote and advocated for the inclusion of the National Trails Coalition’s $25 million infrastructure proposal in Canada’s Economic Action Plan (Budget 2009).
One of the leading Canadian consultants in the outdoor recreation and trails sector, Jeff is proud to be able to blend his love of the outdoors with his professional life. He maintains his passion for politics by regularly managing campaigns. Jeff is a member of CPA Ontario’s Public Accounting Licencing Board. He spent five years as the Manager and Trainer of a Greater Toronto Hockey League team. Jeff appears regularly as a Conservative commentator on the Ontario Newswatch Insiders Panel and he has been a guest lecturer in the Seneca College Political Staff Essentials seminar.
Jeff earned his Honours Bachelor of Public Administration from Carleton University.