Our Founder and President developed The Kitchen Coop out of his extensive background in management consulting and manufacturing.
Jeff’s more than 11 years as a management consultant included work for PriceWaterhouse Coopers and his own firm ergility | smart process solutions. Ergility is an operations consultancy focused on lean manufacturing and process engineering for small manufacturers. Jeff’s work with food companies, ranging in size from $200K – $32M and 3 – 350 employees, formed the foundation of the systems and philosophy on which The Kitchen Coop is built. Immediately prior to founding The Kitchen Coop, ergility worked with MM Local, a start-up branded food business, which cans local, organic fruits & vegetables. That experience inspired Jeff to develop The Kitchen Coop as an ideal facility for upstart food producers.
Prior to founding ergility, Jeff was the VP of Operations and Plant Manager for Circle Graphics, a pioneer in the digital printing industry.
Jeff has a BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, a BS in Economics (Real Estate Finance) from the Wharton School of Business, and an MA in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Colorado where he studied judgment and decision-making.
Jeff has lived in Boulder, CO since 1999 and enjoys racquet sports, woodworking, yoga, and cycling—and he still loves his NY JETS despite his 20+ year absence from his birthplace and their 40+ year absence from the Superbowl.
What I love about food
“Oddly enough, the kitchen is a place where I much prefer experiment over regiment. I love to take the core of a recipe and substitute different flavored or textured ingredients base on what’s in the cupboard. I rarely make the exact same thing twice … something that I’d vehemently strive against in a commercial setting.”
What I love about the local food industry
“I love the concurrent application of creativity and discipline. Making good-tasting food for a discerning market requires creativity and a willingness to try something new. Making good food safe and affordable for a health-conscious consumer requires discipline and a commitment to excellence. “
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