Executive Partner, Global Development Partners
Jeff Jorge is the Executive Partner of GDP | Global Development Partners, a consultancy practice that delivers turnkey global market development and support to early-stage companies, corporations and non-profits in multiple industry sectors and foreign markets. As one of the foremost international market development groups, with particular emphasis in Latin America, GDP’s proven methodology enables companies to capture market growth with reduced risks, faster and with superior outcomes.
He is the Deputy Executive Director of The Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa Chamber for Promotion and Economic Development in the United States, and a board member of Automation Alley’s International Business Advisory Council - one of the United States’ most preeminent international trade and economic development groups. A featured columnist on The Huffington Post on international business, Jeff has also been profiled on multiple National Public Radio shows and other major news outlets.
Fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, Jeff earned his MBA from The University of Michigan. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Design Engineering from Middle Tennessee State University, where he has been awarded The Young Alumni Achievement Award – the highest University honor conferred upon a single Alumnus annually, and an honor shared with fellow award recipients Al Gore and James Buchannan (Nobel Prize in Economics). Most recently, Jeff has been selected as one of Oakland County’s Elite 40 Under 40 – Class of 2014, an honor recognizing the professional, societal and economic impact achievements of professionals under the age of 40 in the United States' 10th most prosperous county and Michigan’s largest economic base region.
A smitten husband and avid triathlete, Jeff became a United States Citizen in 2008.