Jeff Jorge, principal and 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 helping clients solve their most complex operations and international growth challenges in an increasingly complex global marketplace. Beyond planning, Jeff and his team help convert growth plans into reality, often via turnkey international market entry support to companies in multiple industry sectors and foreign markets – with particular emphasis in the Americas and large emerging economies such as Mexico and Brazil. Jeff is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, and leads the Latin America Service Desk firmwide.
In his career, Jeff has held multiple international operations and growth leadership roles, ranging from venture-backed companies to two Fortune 500, Tier 1 automotive suppliers. Across a range of industry sectors, Jeff led complex international assignments in corporate strategy, global trade, marketing and business development. His foundational experience in operations, manufacturing and international trade led him to play an integral role in launching the Center for the Return of Manufacturing (CFRM). His deep involvement in two key industry sectors - government contractor and mobility/automotive market, makes him a crucial resource for numerous corporations and industry groups, such as the Original Equipment Supplier Association (OESA), the Professional Services Council (PSC) and the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, among many others. His extensive knowledge of international business, growth strategy and successful operations leadership – combined with the unique traits of both early-stage ventures and established Fortune 500 organizations alike – make him a key resource for the C-suite, legislators and policy-makers on global growth and international business.
The University of Michigan
Masters of Business Administration – With Distinction
Middle Tennessee State University
Bachelor in design engineering – Cum Laude