Jeff Jorge

Jeff Jorge

Principal, International Services Practice Leader · +1 (248) 368 8798

Leave a messagearrowCreated with Sketch.

Jeff is the market leader for our mobility, supply chain and manufacturing teams. He joined Baker Tilly after our firm merged with Global Development Partners, where Jeff was an executive partner. In addition to serving as the market leader for our mobility, supply chain and manufacturing teams, Jeff also leads our international services practice. In his role, his team helps clients to successfully grow and thrive across Baker Tilly's global presence in more than 145 territories.

Fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, Jeff also leads The Center for the Return of Manufacturing – our firm’s hallmark initiative to competitively restore key manufacturing sectors to the U.S., to assisting foreign-owned companies in launching manufacturing facilities domestically and in fueling exports of U.S.-made products.

In his career to date, Jeff has held international operations and growth leadership roles for two Fortune 500, Tier 1 automotive suppliers, as well as early-stage companies, where he led complex international assignments in corporate strategy, global trade, operations, marketing and business development.

Having lived abroad in numerous countries, his experience blends the theory of global trade economics with the practical application and daily realities of successfully operating a global business enterprise.

Invited often to meet with legislators and policy-makers on global growth and international business, Jeff is also a bi-national board member in the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. In this capacity, he and his fellow board members have been tasked with providing direct recommendations, input and perspective to The White House and Congress on matters related to global trade, national security, and foreign relations.

  • Delivers 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
  • Has helped companies reach double-digit annual growth rates and operational expansion into more than 40 international markets
  • Guides companies in realizing 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 not-for-profit entities
  • Responsible for the launch and international market success of companies in a wide array of sectors, including manufacturing, industrial systems, medical devices, 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
  • American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
  • Automation Alley’s International Business Services Council – Vice-Chairman
  • BRICS-PED Chamber (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South African Chamber for Promotion and Economic Development)
  • City of Huntington Woods Men’s Club
  • Habitat For Humanity of Oakland County – Emerging Leaders Council
  • Michigan Israel Business Bridge (MIBB) – Board Member
  • National Association of International Advisors
  • National Association of Manufacturers (NAM): Member of International Trade Affairs Committee (Trade Policy & Customs), Member of Export Controls Committee, Member of Customs and Border Issues Task Force, Member of Trade Promotion Authority
  • National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)
  • US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce: Bi-national Board of Directors, Founding Member of Great Lakes Chapter

Recognition

  • Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2014: The honor recognizes the professional societal and economic impact achievements of professionals under the age of 40 in the United States’ 10th most prosperous county and Michigan’s largest economic base region
  • Young Alumni Achievement Award – 2011/2012 Middle Tennessee State University: The highest University honor conferred upon a single Alumnus annually, and an award shared with fellow recipients Al Gore and James Buchanan (1986 Nobel Prize Economics) and Al Gore Sr.

Location

Michigan

Education

Post-graduate studies in international leadership

Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

 

Masters of Business Administration – with distinction
The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

 

Bachelor in Design Engineering – cum laude
Middle Tennessee State University
(Murfreesboro, Tennessee)