Jeff Jorge

Jeff Jorge

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

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Jeff Jorge, principal and international services practice leader, joined Baker Tilly 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.

  • Responsible for helping companies reach double digit annual growth rates and operational expansion into more than twenty foreign markets
  • Helps companies overcome their most challenging operations and international growth issues 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 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
  • Center for the Return of Manufacturing Leader
  • Original Equipment Supplier Association (OESA)
  • 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, and Member of Trade Promotion Authority
  • U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Binational Board of Directors and Founding Member and President of Great Lakes Chapter
  • Automation Alley’s International Business Services Council (Vice-Chairman)
  • 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 (former)
  • National Association of International Advisors (former)
  • American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) (former)
  • National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) (former)