Behind the Leadership Blog
Jeff believes that leadership is not about being the best at everything, but rather knowing what you're good at and trusting others to do the rest. His ability to focus on his strengths and let others do the same has propelled Marco to be recognized nationally as a leading technology services company.
Marco thrives by looking around corners, taking calculated risks and focusing on doing what's right for customers and the community. It's all a part of Marco's leadership culture.
Our employees are committed to the success of Marco and want to make this a great place to work – and do business.
Behind the Leader
Since he was young, Jeff has proven that success is not dependent on having the highest IQ, but rather being a leader who produces more leaders than followers. That takes character and courage.
A destined leader, Jeff joined the U.S. Air Force out of high school. While focused on earning money to go to college, Jeff received a series of prestigious promotions – well before his time. He graduated from the University of North Dakota in three years and immediately took his charismatic leadership and relentless work ethic to his first sales position.
Since taking the helm at Marco in 2005, Jeff has led the company through aggressive growth and opportunities. He has transformed what started as a small typewriter shop in 1973 into a rapidly growing technology company with offices throughout the Upper Midwest.
In the book Looking Out for Number 2, author Bruce Miles writes:
"Spend some time with Jeff and it's clear that Jeff has a presence about him. His spirit is engaging and his leadership is inspiring. He's honest, genuine and not afraid to expose his faults. When he walks into a meeting, people notice. But it's not because he holds the title of CEO. It's because he knows how to listen, quickly build consensus and, when needed, make the hard decisions." Read Jeff's full bio.