Jeff was born and raised in Brookfield, IL, a southwest suburb of Chicago. His first entrepreneurial endeavor was selling greeting cards and stationary door-to-door at age 12. During teenage years, an interest in technology led to informal sales of computer hardware and consulting. At age 17, recommended by high-school technology teacher George Lowen, Jeff was selected to
Jeff was born and raised in Brookfield, IL, a southwest suburb of Chicago. His first entrepreneurial endeavor was selling greeting cards and stationary door-to-door at age 12. During teenage years, an interest in technology led to informal sales of computer hardware and consulting. At age 17, recommended by high-school technology teacher George Lowen, Jeff was selected to lead tech support for LADSE, a 400 employee special education cooperative. His second customer was a small accounting firm, the owner of which became a key mentor, providing advice that led Jeff to bootstrap his first company, AIS, Inc. Jeff was the first of his family to enter college, accepted into University of Illinois' College of Engineering, where he met future business partner Sean Casey. Jeff dropped out after the first semester to focus time and financial resources on growing AIS without outside capital for the next 9 years, eventually building an experienced executive team to continue strong growth and relinquish him of daily duties. This allowed Jeff to co-found Shiftgig in 2011, while retaining majority ownership of AIS.
Jeff has served on the board of directors for Helping Hand Center, the H Foundation, and as fundraising chair for the Rotary Club of LaGrange. He is also past chairman of the board for the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce with involvement in the Young Leader's leadership program for the Executives' Club of Chicago. He resides in the River North neighborhood of Chicago.
President @ Jeff is the President and Co-Founder of Shiftgig, a professional networking site for the service industry. Learn more at http://www.shiftgig.com/sg/our-story From July 2011 to Present (4 years 6 months) Greater Chicago AreaChairman @ Jeff transitioned to the role of Chairman after having led AIS through 22 quarters of consistent, profitable growth while developing the next generation executive leadership team. From June 2011 to Present (4 years 7 months) Greater Chicago AreaPresident @ Jeff is the founder of AIS, a mid-sized, full-service technology firm that provides IT staffing, consulting, value-added equipment sales, and cloud services. Specializations include web design, application development, VoIP, audio/visual, wiring, and digital signage. Primary markets served include Local Government, K-12 Education, and Healthcare. From June 2002 to June 2011 (9 years 1 month) Greater Chicago Area
Electrical and Computer Engineering @ University of Illinois at Chicago From 2001 to 2001 High School Diploma @ Lyons Township High School From 1997 to 2001 Jeff Pieta is skilled in: Data Center, Start-ups, Executive Management, SaaS, Project Management, New Business Development, Social Media, Cloud Computing, Entrepreneurship, Web Development, Sales, Selling, Web Design, Enterprise Software, Strategic Partnerships
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