Whether mentoring teenagers through Young Life, coaching adolescents in youth sports, or leading young companies through the challenging start-up and growth stages, Jeff has a passion in helping companies and people succeed which is why he chose to join InnovA Technologies as President in June 2021. He saw an idea that had the potential to help auction companies grow and prosper through technology in a market that has traditionally not had much investment in high tech solutions. Jeff was recently President and CEO for Mid-Con Energy Partners, a public oil and gas company. In 2011 he led Mid-Con through a successful IPO, and then through years of low oil prices while still growing reserves and production, at a time when many of their peers were restructuring or discontinuing operations. He accomplished this by focusing on people and their growth, which lead to company success as a result. Previous to Mid-Con, Jeff has been a corporate banker with Bank of Texas and started his career as a Solutions Design Engineer with Sprint. Jeff attended both undergrad and graduate school at Vanderbilt University, earning a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and Math and an MBA in finance. When not at work, you can find Jeff coaching his kids sports teams, hanging out with teenagers and young adults in Young Life, playing golf and duck hunting with his friends and family.