Jeff Wissink, Partner

Jeff is a leader in assisting clients with large-scale transformation and efficiency programs, business strategy, and acquisition due diligence & integration. This client experience spans industries, ranging from medium-sized to Fortune 100 media and entertainment, apparel and footwear, education, SaaS, consumer products, and professional services organizations. With over 25 years of experience, he has partnered with clients in North America, Europe and Asia to address challenges related to growth, efficiency, and organization transformation.

Jeff is known for his combination of strong diagnostic, creative, and communication skills.  His plain-spoken style allows him to effectively collaborate with clients and implement elegant solutions to complex problems.

Experience

Prior to joining Axiom Consulting Partners, Jeff was Founder and Managing Director at Navint Partners, LLC, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategy and recurring revenue business optimization. Jeff also provided interim Chief Information Officer services, having recently done so for two $1B education-based companies. Jeff also ran Navint’s European business as President of Navint Europe SAGL. Prior to Navint, Jeff had consulting roles with Nextera Enterprises, Kurt Salmon Associates (now Accenture), and Price Waterhouse.

Notable Achievements

  • Served as interim CIO for $1B industry-leading education travel company. Reallocation and addition of key IT resources to align with business, significant due diligence and integration activity, delivery of key customer-facing projects
  • Led full lead-to-cash business assessment of two digital properties for a $3B media & entertainment company. Delivered refinements to go-to-market strategy and specific organizational, process, and technology recommendations to achieve the new vision for those businesses
  • Led a growth and efficiency transformation program for a high-growth SaaS company. Implemented operational and technology improvements based on recurring revenue best practices
  • Led an HR transformation for a $1.6B media & entertainment company. Complete transformation of the HR function, including policies, spans and layers, process optimization, targeted outsourcing, technology selection and implementation.
  • Served as interim CIO for a $1B education technology company. Responsible for system/organization consolidation, delivery of 75+ mission-critical and business-aligned enterprise projects spanning infrastructure and applications
  • Led an effort to consolidate and optimize B2B and B2C Customer Service Operations for an $11B European Apparel & Footwear company. Consolidation resulted in 30% lower cost structure and dramatically improved customer service levels

Publications & Affiliations

Jeff is a frequent author, subject matter expert, and blogger across various properties, including CFO, Forbes, and Crain’s Chicago Business. Jeff is a frequent speaker and panel moderator on a range of topics. Jeff is also an active community volunteer and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation.

Education

Jeff has an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, both from Northwestern University.

Contact Jeff:

312.202.3024  ·  jwissink@axiomcp.com

Personal Note

The thing I love most about consulting is that, no matter how long you’re in it, you’re constantly learning. A high-growth learning environment allows us to continuously evolve new and better ways of optimizing businesses – which makes the job fun and very rewarding.

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