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Jeff Jorge

Principal, Michigan’s International Services Practice Leader and Firmwide Latin American Services Desk Leader

Jeff Jorge, principal and Michigan’s International Services Practice Leader, joined Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP in 2015 following the merger of the firm with Global Development Partners, where Jeff was its executive partner. Jeff is responsible for delivering growth strategy formulation, implementation, and turnkey international market entry support to companies in multiple industry sectors and foreign markets – with particular emphasis in the Americas and large, fast-growing emerging economies such as Mexico and Brazil. Jeff is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, and leads the Latin American Service Desk firmwide.

Experience

  • Responsible for helping companies reach double digit annual growth rates and operational expansion into more than twenty foreign markets
  • Helps companies realize accelerated market growth in key international markets with reduced risks, faster and superior outcomes compared to an independent effort
  • Experience leading large-scale, inbound and outbound global ventures for Fortune 500 companies, closely-held businesses and non-profits entities
  • Responsible for the launch and international market success of various companies and business units in a wide array of sectors, including manufacturing, industrial systems, medical devices, ground vehicles, aerospace, food/beverage, education, and professional services
  • Leads the team that delivers hands-on, turnkey market growth implementation, including removal of client’s operational barriers abroad and significantly reducing import duties/tariffs
  • Experience leading complex international assignments such as corporate strategy, new facility development, operations, manufacturing, regulatory affairs, and marketing and sales efforts
  • Professional keynote speaker in numerous conferences annually, both domestically and abroad

Involvement

  • US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Binational Board of Directors and Founding Member of Detroit Chapter
  • Automation Alley’s International Business Services Council (Vice-Chairman)
  • National Association of International Advisors
  • American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
  • National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)
  • BRICS-PED Chamber (Brazil, Russia, India, China & South African Chamber for Promotion and Economic Development)
  • City of Huntington Woods Men’s Club (fundraising and community development group)
  • Habitat For Humanity of Oakland County – Emerging Leaders Council (previous member)
  • Michigan Israel Business Bridge (MIBB) Board Member

Education

The University of Michigan
Masters of Business Administration – With Distinction

Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, Tennessee)
Bachelor in Design Engineering – Cum Laude