Jeff Cohen, Senior Board Advisor, Operations/Turnarounds
Jeff Cohen is a highly successful executive with 30+ years as a CEO, senior executive and advisor, in both growth and turnaround environments. His diverse background spans business services, consumer services, financial services, marketing services, and specialty and multi-channel retail. Following a corporate career including Home Depot and GE Capital, Jeff served as a CEO, operating advisor and investor in numerous privately held service businesses over the last 10 years. He currently serves as President of Larson-Juhl, a Berkshire-Hathaway company that has been a premier designer, manufacturer, and distributor of fine custom frames for over a century. Larson-Juhl has 24 facilities in the U.S. and operates in 17 countries.
Jeff has been CEO for companies including National Product Services, 3 Day Blinds and Mobile Media Enterprises, providing effective leadership during challenging market environments. Before taking on his roles as CEO he spent a number of years as a general manager, operator and marketer at world-class companies including GE, American Express and Home Depot.
At Home Depot, Jeff was President of the $3B At-Home Services Division, growing the installation service business 35%/year during his tenure. Previously as Group President, Direct Marketing Businesses, he successfully led two direct supply companies, the proprietary credit business, and the start up of homedepot.com. At GE Capital, he ran Macy’s Credit Services, a $1.2B outsourced credit business with 900 customer service associates. At American Express, Jeff rose through positions of increasing responsibility in the Consumer Card and Merchandising Divisions.
Jeff holds a BS-Commerce from Washington & Lee University, and an MBA from the Marshall School at the University of Southern California. He and his wife Diane have two children, Sara (20) and Joshua (16).