Product Development and Engineering
- Electro Scientific Industries (ESI)
- F5 Networks
- Nacco Materials Handling Group
Health and Research
- Center for Evidence-Based Policy
- Institute of Environmental Health
- Knight Cancer Institute
- Northwest Evaluation Association
- NPC Research
- NSF's Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction
- OHA Transformation Center
- Oregon Center for Applied Science
- Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute
- Oregon Health & Science University
Education and Business Services
- AKT CPAs and Business Consultants
- OCP Publications
- Oregon State University
- Port of Portland
- Portland State University
- Successful Strategies International
- University of Hawaii at Manoa
- Willamette University Executive Development Center
Technology Systems and Services
- Technology and Engineering Services, Bonneville Power Administration
- Cascade Insights
- Digimarc ID Systems
- L-3 Communications
- Sage Software
- The Greenbrier Companies
Community and Public Sector
- City of Gresham
- City of Portland
- Clackamas County Children's Commission
- Exodus World Service
- Habitat for Humanity International
- Oregon Community Foundation
- Oregon Department of Revenue
- Project Management Institute
- Rural Development Initiatives
- State of Oregon
Energy, Bioscience, and Beer
- Office of Technology Innovation, Bonneville Power Administration
- NEEA Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
- Oregon Bioscience Association
- Pacific Energy Concepts
- PECI Portland Energy Conservation, Inc.
- Portland General Electric
What Clients Say
Thank you so much for guiding us through our process reengineering for product development, project management and product portfolio management. The changes we implemented (together) made a large, positive impact on our daily operations and our overall approach to both product development and our technology roadmap.
You really set the stage for a great project organization … your reputation as an expert in your field coupled with your excellent presentation materials and discussion, opened the eyes of many…
I am very impressed with the quality of the information you have collected and the summaries you have provided.
We were very pleased with the results of this project … You delivered exactly the product we wanted because you listened carefully and took the time to know and understand our organization … I highly recommend your services to other nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
It was a real learning experience for me to have worked with you.
HumaniNet has benefited enormously from Jeff's contributions, both in strategic planning and in improving our processes for supporting worldwide humanitarian efforts.
I perceive the OGI class (you more specifically) added value to my current level of understanding "portfolio" management and further appreciate the CD of tools which i've both shared and routed to the project/program management team ... Thank you for offering a quality (and much needed) course with direct application. We are fortunate to have such talent in PDX.
You helped make our first roundtable a great success – Thank you for helping it flow smoothly, and for setting the bar for future events.
I got great reviews from the other project managers stating that the time was well spent. Thank you for taking the time to help out on some of our current project issues.
Thank you very much for the great job …. You contributed immensely to this event.
Jeff clearly outlined our successes and challenges and saved us substantial expense by modifying our project management efforts! We are appreciative of his clarity and coaching!
You are THE consummate professional. I appreciate the opportunity to have worked with you these last three years.
You did a great job. Thanks for participating as a speaker.
Thanks again for speaking at our event last night ... The informal feedback I got was overwhemingly positive. Hopefully we can have you back again in the future.
You were a tremendous help getting me focused and recharged! You have gift, sir!
It has been a real pleasure to work with you, Jeff. Your ability to cut through the politics and focus on the end goal was a testament in itself. By your efforts, The Greenbrier Companies now has a bona-fide Project Management Process can and will be used for consistent and successful Project Management efforts.
Thank you for thinking of us and for all that you did to help our teams understand and believe in project management. It has definitely changed how we manage projects.
Jeff, over the past 20+ years I've been to many meetings of local business organizations and meetings. Your presentation alone with your materials last night showed me that you are a true professional at what you do. It was one if not the best presentations I've been privileged to be at. Thank you!
"Thank you again for your support and encouragement. Yesterday’s workshop was excellent, and your advice on our fellowship design was quite useful."
I wanted to let you know that of those I have talked with about our work together yesterday, everyone felt this was a valuable experience for our organization and appreciative of your time & efforts to help us.
Want to thank you again for teaching the workshop – I’ve taken on more of a project management role in the past couple of years with no training or experience, and it was very helpful to get some expert guidance.
Best course I have ever taken.
It was a pleasure to meet you, and the PMI-Honolulu Chapter has been raving about your presentation.
I could not have done the meeting without your excellent help in preparing.
I really enjoyed your class. I hope you keep teaching and help more of us in the health care field better manage our projects.
Thanks for your efforts as course instructor. I’m planning to sit through all modules. Your delivery and comfort with the technology is impressive.
Jeff encouraged us to think outside the box when it came to defining project management ... The biggest benefit of our project management initiative is that we have an understanding of what’s going on in the center. The senior management team has a clear idea of what the projects are and how they are doing.
[My team] did speak well of your work and felt it had real added value.”
…it's a very good fit. Thought you'd appreciate seeing some of your material and concepts being used.
Another superb presentation tonight. Excellent delivery. Meaningful information that was made clear by your real-world examples. You fielded the questions with ease and added even more learning to this session by your expanded answers.
Great class! I plan to use 90+% of the material and expect success!
I did, however, look at the survey responses and you set a new record, as I understand it, for the best over-all presentation in a long, long while. You are such a pro!
It was an amazing course. I use the mini-lessons I learnt almost every day now.
Thank you for your tremendous effort throughout the year in bringing to L3 PMs a very informative series of seminars. I certainly know I have benefited from this course.
Thanks for putting together a very good comprehensive program. I got a lot of very good learning from the program.
I appreciate all you have done. Thanks for a great distance-learning experience!
Thanks again for your work…it was very enlightening and already has, and will continue, to drive positive change for us.
Please tell Jeff also that we really appreciated and learned a lot of helpful tools from the course.
I thoroughly enjoyed your afternoon education presentation. Thank you!
As I said to you at the show, you did probably the best session on PM I have ever seen that was both thorough and interesting.
I meant to send you a written thank you for your wonderful presentation and now the week has skated by ... You did a fabulous job and we have received many positive comments from everyone there.
Just wanted to drop a line and thank you for the great job moderating the SAO breakfast. Probably the best intro and moderating I've seen in a while. You know the art of short and effective introductions isn't as easy as most people think, but it is very easy to do a poor job.
Thank you very much for the great job. Your introduction of the panel and moderation was to the point and most informative.
This was a the best of all the presentations. Crisp to the point and helpful. You really know your material and most important you know how to present it and get people involved.
Thanks for a very well done course at OCF! It was alternately challenging and fun, sometimes both, and I think it will be useful to a lot of us moving forward.
When we are ready to take the next step in our growth, we look forward to additional opportunities to engage Synergy Professional Services for sound, customized advice and pragmatic approaches to getting the job done right!
Thanks you again for sharing your time and expertise with the Clinical Innovation Fellows! ... You provided concrete tools and the motivation to use them
Excellent job, Jeff, we were all highly impressed + wanting more! Thanks so much.