Name : James Jeffries
Industry Type : Related Professions
City & State : Salt Lake City, UT
Job Title Founder/CEO
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james.r.jeffries[AT]  *  650-353-6193



Strategic Planning & Execution  /  Operations Management  /  Financial Accountability & Controls

Dedicated to driving top- and bottom-line impact in a senior leadership role by leveraging 15+ years as a leader, strategist, and executive consultant responsible for groundbreaking construction operations, program management, and financial controls.

Energetic and forward-thinking executive with expertise in developing concise, results-focused strategic plans and creating highly efficient operations that substantially improve business, technology, and financial performance. Confident leader and problem solver with the ability to identify opportunities and execute innovative solutions that drive profitability, steady growth, and operational excellence.

Track record of success serving in influential leadership roles and advising on strategic planning, team building, process improvement, and financial controls for start-up and growth organizations. Led multi-tiered teams (45+ resources) in matrix and non-matrix organizations. 15+ years of cross-industry experience in construction, real estate development, technology, finance, investment banking, health care, higher education, and other fields. 




**  Leading with Integrity

**  Developing & Executing Plans

**  Setting Priorities & Achieving Goals

**  Building Top-performing Teams

**  Financial Management

**  Improving Performance

**  Driving Innovation

**  Solving Problems

**  Learning & Mastering New Skills

**  Pioneered and directed world-class mission-critical development programs with full accountability for planning and executing intricate, multidisciplinary projects and operations. Led multiple large-scale data center projects for Goldman Sachs that substantially increased capacity, fueled revenue, and was seamlessly executed to meet demands of the U.S. and global financial markets.

**  Managed and advised on the development and construction of some of the world's most complex infrastructures - including two massive, sophisticated, side-by-side initiatives for Intel Corporation (valued at nearly $1B) that supported Intel's global manufacturing capabilities long into the future.

**  Developed and launched first-of-its-kind technology platform and professional networking framework,, which increases efficiency and profitability for consultants and top-tier organizations by opening doors for high-value, team-oriented projects.

**  Overhauled financial operations and controls for division of Goldman Sachs (in addition to leading multiple large-scale infrastructure solutions) by writing the operation's capital plan and budget with clearly defined forecasting, variance analysis, and reporting structures.

**  Pursued advanced knowledge of business and technology through relevant education in management and intensive, post-graduate training - earned post-graduate degree from Stanford University while concurrently serving as financial controls manager for Intel Corporation. 



CONSULT CONNECT LLC, 2009 to Present

Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Envisioned and created the business model and associated technology platform from its inception, and provided senior executive leadership and consulting to organizations in technology, health care, higher education, construction, and other fields. Performed in-depth assessments and presented solutions to decision makers to improve profits, streamline operations, and enhance financial positioning. Advised CEO, COO, CFO, and Vice President executives in developing and executing strategic plans and facilitating change management for client companies.

Select Achievements:    

** - Identified a gap and previously untapped opportunity in the consulting field, and successfully conceived, developed (overseeing an international based development team), and launched, a professional social networking platform, to bring consultants and clients together to forge relationships, share information, and build dynamic, multidisciplinary teams of experts  to influence operations and drive profits in almost any industry. Prepared and filed two U.S. patent applications for proprietary intellectual property.

**  Intel Corporation - Provided strategic and tactical leadership construction managmenet services for two extremely complex infrastructure development projects - a $400M MSB facility and neighboring $600M RA4 sort/die prep, data center, and office facility. Expertly managed people, consultants, budgets, contracts, and ever-changing priorities for the massive engagements, which required extensive planning and careful execution to meet deadlines, overcome challenges, and ensure uninterrupted operations of the adjacent operating facility.

**  University of Utah - (via Layton) Participated in strategic planning as consultant and executive advisor for the university's $130M USTAR project. Scrutinized infrastructure design and assisted in formulating a streamlined implementation plan for all project stages.

**  National Security Agency (NSA) (via ClarkLayton) - Hand-selected to provide vision and direction for ClarkLayton joint venture. Reviewed and advised on development of proposed solution for the new $1B NSA data center in Utah.

**  Avalon Healthcare - Isolated inefficiencies and performance gaps, and presented an advisory report with detailed recommendations on improving efficiency, productivity, safety, and code compliance in 36 health care facilities in five U.S. states.

GOLDMAN SACHS & CO., 2007 to 2009

Program Manager and Financial Controls Manager  

Designed, developed, and implemented data center infrastructures of significant size and scope to support the organization's reputation and increase its capacity to conduct real-time trades in a mission-critical environment. Led direct/indirect reports in the U.S. and India in executing breakthrough projects and operations, including $143M 30MW data center in Bridgewater, NJ and $120M 30MW expansion in Carteret, NJ.

Select Achievements:

**  Spearheaded solutions that influenced operations on a vast, global scale by enabling revenue growth and expanding trading capabilities while maintaining operations and protecting the firm's reputation among U.S. and international stakeholders.

**  Demonstrated expertise as a senior leader and problem solver by maximizing budgets, redirecting priorities, and skillfully managing in-house and offshore teams (45+ resources) in executing large-scale initiatives on budget and on time.

**  Improved financial management and introduced financial controls by addressing a gap in accountability (and shortfall in budget management). Crafted the division's capital planning, and established standards and procedures for forecasting budgets, analyzing variances, and generating detailed reports that supported strategic planning and executive decision-making processes.


Financial Controls Analyst / Manager (concurrent with post-graduate Stanford University education)

Recruited to oversee development of billions of dollars in highly technical, customized facilities that advanced company vision and supported manufacturing capacity worldwide. Collaborated across Operations, Finance, and Procurement and led teams in creating integrated circuit manufacturing facilities, data centers, and R&D facilities from the ground up. Managed budgets, forecasts, and financial controls.

Select Achievements:

**  Provided high-level leadership for international programs, facilities, and operations with accountability for budgets exceeding $400M and full-scale responsibility for strategic and hands-on planning, coordination, and leadership. 

**  Redefined global data center strategy and sustainability programs by producing a Total Cost of Ownership model for high-performance data centers. 

**  Performed financial and probability analyses of prospective programs (such as a global seismic retrofit initiative) and effectively translated findings into meaningful, data-driven insights to support strategic operations and capital-planning decisions.

**  Built the foundation for success in business, technology, operations, and financial leadership by balancing advanced academic pursuits with real-world experiences (expanding upon ideas, techniques, and best practices). At the same time, gained recognition for achieving the advanced knowledge and skills required to draft strategic and tactical plans, prepare sizable budgets, lead international teams, and oversee development of intricate, leading-edge, uniquely customized technology infrastructure projects for ever-evolving organizations like Intel Corporation.

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Earned a reputation as a leader and fire-starter in early-career roles including Senior Project Engineer for Layton Company (2002 to 2003), Senior Project Engineer for Kitchell CEM (2000 to 2002), and Project Manager for Business Resource Group (1999 to 2000).




Post-graduate Degree of Engineer (between M.S. and Ph.D.), Emphasis in Construction Engineering and Management


M.S. in Construction Management


B.S. in Facilities Management



Board Leadership:

Board of Directors, The Randall G. and Sharon E. Harmsen Family Foundation

Patents & Publications:

Patents Pending: Multi-tiered Social Network Apparatus and Social Network Profile Use as a Job Application

Stanford University Thesis: Construction Implications of Photolithography Equipment Design
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