Jeffery “Jeff” Burks has over 25 years of experience creating revenue growth and reducing costs within the technical, industrial services and construction industries. Jeff has particular expertise leading multi-unit organizations and is an expert in delivering start-up and turnaround operations profitability. He has established, owned, operated and directed small to large public and privately owned companies.
Jeff began his management career in the utility industry in various levels of project and program management with companies providing fuel additives, performance and emission monitoring throughout North America. He has served as President and Director of six subsidiary companies for Handex Environmental Resources, a publicly traded national environmental consulting and contracting company servicing major oil and chemical companies.
Over the years Jeff has been responsible for fostering the successful start-up operations of several construction, industrial and consulting companies through effective planning, process development and comprehensive performance monitoring.
Prior to joining Focus Management Group, Jeff served as the Chief Operating Officer of a national consolidated construction company, with 35 offices and over 2600 employees. He was responsible for daily operations of all field offices, project operations, risk management, service, asset management and recruitment. During his tenure, Jeff established a new international department that secured multiple contracts with US federal agencies that completed projects in Europe, Asia and Cuba. He established and or expanded the service sector business with increases of 28% and overall profit increases by 11% and dramatically improved gross margin.
Jeffery received his B.S. in Earth Sciences from Eastern Connecticut State University and completed MBA coursework at CW Post University.