Director, Utility Services
Jeff leads a team of professionals that specialize in the scrutiny of utility usage, billings, and local ordinances for the purpose of reducing utility charges and delivering cost saving strategies. Jeff directs all efforts pertaining to the delivery of utility savings, which includes processes specific to data gathering & analysis, quality assurance, client development & education, project execution, and settlement negotiations. As a result, his team has identified over $40 million in overcharges for clients in a variety of industries across the country.
Prior to his current role, Jeff provided consulting and audit services for Chelepis’ Fortune 100 clients. Through the successful execution of lease audits and the negotiation of settlement terms, Jeff identified and recovered over $4 million in occupancy expense overcharges.
Before joining the Chelepis team, Jeff was a Tax Manager at one of the Big Four accounting firms (KPMG). In this role, he ensured that his publicly traded clientele were in compliance with domestic and foreign tax laws, and well advised on the cost and risk management issues relating to their expatriate populations and programs.
Whether on vacation or walking to the local coffee shop after church, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He also enjoys a good story, a dozen wings from The Peanut, completing home improvement projects, and making creative things with his 3D printer.
Certified Public Accountant since 2010
Bachelor of Science, Accounting – University of Missouri Kansas City
Identified tens of millions of dollars in billing errors.
Represented Fortune 500 clients at the state and local level.
Negotiated settlement terms on behalf of clients.
Member of the Chelepis team since 2012.