JACO Advisory Group has one goal:
to help companies like yours succeed.
Our team’s collection of experiences and our deep understanding of mid-market and family-owned businesses allows us to help you develop and execute your strategies, overcome challenges, and maintain focus on the vision of your business. By immersing ourselves in your business and culture, we can better understand its needs and unique challenges. We become an extension of your business providing you with strategic leadership and seamless management of all engagements from kick-off to completion, ensuring your needs are met and your company’s values honored.
Maximizing Value for Every Stakeholder
We take a wholistic approach to growth and transition planning. Our unique approach focuses on recommending strategic and tactical solutions that maximize business value for every stakeholder.
What We Believe In
Our core beliefs represent the stated values that our organization strives to live and work by each day. Serving as the touchstone for our decisions and behaviors, they also represent the experience that we desire each of our stakeholders to have when dealing with us.
Build Trust: We believe in meaningful relationships that are built on a foundation of trust.
Do Right: We challenge the status quo to support doing what is right, not just what’s required.
Work Hard: We embrace hard work, and the personal sacrifice required to achieve success.
Give Back: We will help those in need by giving of our time, talents, and treasures.
Integrity: We will perform our work in a manner so that our actions reflect our core beliefs.
He is passionate about working with business leaders to build strong cultures while developing and executing strategies that deliver exceptional results that benefit all the company’s stakeholders. Jeff’s hands-on approach to working with companies begins with a commonsense approach to strategy development.
With extensive experience in organizational turnaround and growth Jeff follows a defined process (disciplined, focused, intentional) to guide clients from strategy to execution. His experience covers a multitude of industries, with an in-depth understanding of automotive manufacturing.
Jeff holds a master’s in business administration from the Capital University School of Management and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management from Ohio Dominican University.
She has years of experience working with mid-market and family business owners spanning a variety of business sectors through her previous work in aircraft finance. Her love of serving the middle market business community makes her a tremendous resource for JACO and the clients we serve.
An alum of Ohio University, Emily graduated with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Aviation Flight and Aviation Management.
The majority of his time spent with Honda revolved around supply chain support and supplier new model development. While there, he managed a group of engineers who were responsible for all aspects of new model launch and ongoing capacity and delivery requirements.
Phil understands the importance of team effort, having supported many companies with new model launches, QCD improvement, production capacity, and various crisis situations, over the years.
In addition to his technical background Kevin has extensive experience in strategic planning, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, divestures and dissolutions, capital formation, and business valuations. His experience spans multiple industries - public accounting, manufacturing, financial services, insurance - in both high growth and turnaround operations.
His ability to problem solve is aided by a well-developed ability to create solutions by listening to and asking probing questions, of the various stakeholders of a business.
Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). In addition to serving in his corporate roles, he has also served in interim and transitional management C-level executive positions, such as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer on a consulting basis.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Central Michigan University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Chris holds a BS Engineering from Ohio State University and an MBA and MS Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Currently he is serving as Chair of Marburn Academy’s Board of Trustees, a school that serves children who learn differently due to executive function, ADHD, and dyslexia learning challenges.
Tim holds a BS Degree in Business from Miami University in Ohio and an MBA from Clark University in Massachusetts.
He has supported companies through bank workouts, cash burn analysis, and developing plans of reorganization to exit bankruptcy. His experience with operations of all types of production facilities gives him a comprehensive proficiency when it comes to addressing unprofitable practices and cultures.
Rob is certified by the Turnaround Management Association as a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP).
During several new model launches, Rob managed the Marysville Auto Plant’s mass production purchasing department. He was responsible for the supply chain and synchronization of over 4 million parts daily.
Before Honda, Rob was the regional quality auditor for MascoTech Stamping Technologies, responsible for plants in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. He was often recruited by Nissan to evaluate potential new suppliers.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ferris State University. He is a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and was a Certified Quality Auditor through the American Society of Quality.