About Us

How We Provide Direction You Can Trust

We started JACO Advisory Group with one goal: to help your business succeed. Our team’s collection of experiences provides us with a variety of tools to help our clients develop and execute the strategies they need to maximize value for all of the stakeholders of the business. We specialize in growth strategies and transition planning; helping our clients with:

- Strategic Planning
- Business Development
- Operational Performance
- Talent Optimization
- Succession Planning
- Turnaround Management

Our philosophy focuses on recommending business and financial solutions that maximize value for owners, investors, employees, customers, suppliers, and the community. By maximizing value for all stakeholders – rather than simply protecting the interests of a select group – we deliver advisory solutions that are more comprehensive, more productive, and more focused on creating a stronger foundation for future business success. We understand process and we know how to work with people. It’s a combination of knowledge, experience, hard work, and personality that make us uniquely prepared to maximize outcomes for our clients.

Our deep understanding of mid-market and family-owned businesses allows us to come along side you, and become an extension of your business, providing you with guidance, expertise and leadership when you need it. Our high-performing, multidisciplinary team will provide strategic leadership and seamless management of all engagements from kick-off to completion, ensuring that your needs will be met and your company’s values honored. If you’d like to secure your legacy, then connect with us to get started. We’re JACO Advisory Group, providing Direction You Can Trust.

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.

Work Hard - We embrace hard work, and the personal sacrifice required to achieve success.

Do Right - We will challenge the status quo in support of doing what is right, not just what is required.

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.

Why We Come To Work

Our mission is to solve complex problems for the betterment of the people, organizations, and communities we serve.

Our Team

Jeff Cope, Managing Director
Managing Director

Jeff Cope

Jeff has over 25 years of strategic planning, business develop, and business transformation leadership experience. Having worked with mid-market, closely-held and family-owned businesses his entire career Jeff has a unique understanding of how these enterprises operate and the challenges they face.

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 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.

Emily Cox - JACO Advisory Group
Executive Assistant

Emily Cox

Emily serves as the executive assistant for JACO Advisory Group. With an attention to detail, clear communication, and efficient coordination, Emily serves both internal and external customers with the utmost care and respect.

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.

Kevin Griffin - JACO Advisory Group
Managing Director

Kevin Griffin

Kevin is an experienced executive with over 40 years of senior financial management experience. He has worked in both public and privately held businesses as well as regulated industries. He has an in-depth background in SEC reporting, regulatory compliance, treasury and cash management, credit relationships, global tax reporting and compliance, risk management, and company equity and retirement plans.

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 Intihar - JACO Advisory Group
Managing Director

Chris Intihar

Chris spent the past 3 decades as part of high performance, global businesses in general management (P&L responsibility), marketing, sales, strategy, and M&A roles. He partnered with customers to drive growth in business to business environments at General Electric and consumer products at Scotts Miracle Gro.

Chris holds a BS Engineering from Ohio State University and an MBA and MS Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Rob Quick, Managing Director
Managing Director

Rob Quick

Rob has over 35 years of automotive experience, 25 with Honda of America Manufacturing. His specialty is helping manufacturing facilities turn their operations around.

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.