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Jeff Thinnes, CEO and Founder

Since founding JTI, Inc. in 1999, Jeff has built a reputation for innovative approaches to achieving results.  He focuses on five areas in which he has deep experience:

  • Business expansion and restructuring

  • Employee training and leadership coaching

  • Ethics and compliance

  • Public sector strategy

  • Corporate communications

Jeff holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame, an MPA from Harvard University, a JD from Indiana University, and an LLM in European Union Law from the Universität des Saarlandes. He is fluent in English and German and has taught courses at Georgetown University, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management.

Andreas Oldenbourg, Founding Partner of Haarmann Hemmelrath:

"Jeff’s leadership style was one of constant optimism, though he was not afraid to recommend difficult changes based on solid analysis and good judgment."


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