Jeff Whittle is President of The Alternative Board – Metro Dallas and Managing Director of Cogris Consulting, a Dallas-based management consulting company. In 2012 he was named by the U.S. Department of Commerce to the National Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Award. He is certified in Strategic Business Leadership Coaching, Board Facilitation, and Mediation/Dispute Resolution. His practice area focuses on improving the operational and financial performance of owner-managed business in the Dallas area.
Jeff practiced law in Dallas for 15 years accepting a sales position with Co-Counsel in 1997. He ultimately managed sales for the southeastern United States and eventually was named Chief Technology Officer. He went on to head web services and business development at jobs.com, an on-line employment recruiting start-up funded by CBS, Hunt Capital Investments, IdeaLab and premier Dallas individual venture capital investors. Jeff later became Executive Vice-President at The Pinnacle Corporation, where he led strategic planning, product development and management, strategic alliances and marketing for a national leader in convenience-store automation. In 2004 Jeff became CEO of Royal Cameron Corporation, a vertically integrated educational furniture manufacturer that sells product throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Jeff launched The Alternative Board – Metro Dallas and Cogris Consulting in 2011.
Jeff has served on the North Texas Executive Committee for the March of Dimes and is the former chairman of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Arlington. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Southern Methodist School of Law, and currently volunteers as a Big Brother in Dallas. Jeff has three children and lives in Dallas with his wife Polly.