Jeff Warren is the President of the Barkley Consulting Group, a Management Consulting Firm that combines real-world experience with thought leadership to bring transformative solutions to organizations. He is a creative and innovative thinker who uses a Design Thinking approach to help businesses and institutions explore possibilities of what could be – and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end-user. Jeff has a successful track record of using creativity and innovation to unlock the potential found within people to help them think differently and design solutions that meet the unmet needs of their customers.
Jeff has over 30 years of leadership and innovation experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry, with a focus on business and technology. He has held a variety of IT leadership roles around strategy development, Business Relationship Management (BRM), IT/Business Alignment, technology innovation, retail, and business intelligence. Jeff is an industry leader on BRM program development, with direct experience building, deploying, and evolving BRM programs for Fortune 500 companies. He has been instrumental in helping companies develop sound BRM strategies and operating models that deliver real value and lasting success for the company.
Jeff is a guest lecturer and speaker, and has a reputation as a strong communicator who understands his audience and gets his points across in a clear, concise manner. Jeff has a strong passion for innovation and works in an advisory capacity for start-ups in the technology sector. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Hofstra University and a Certificate of Professional Development from Wharton School of Management, University of Pennsylvania. Jeff received his training in Design Thinking at the Design School at Stanford University. In addition to his consulting practice, Jeff also serves as the Program Director for Design Thinking at Stony Brook University.
On a personal note, Jeff volunteers frequently to those in need, and was the driving force behind the “Global Day of Service” at Estee Lauder, a global volunteer effort of over 300+ IT employees who gave up a day in their lives to help others. Jeff spends his spare time golfing, cycling, drinking fine wine, and traveling with his wife.