Jeff’s philosophy is that IT should make processes easier for operations, not harder. In his time at Royal, Jeff has been integral in finding and implementing both hardware and software applications that make us better at building projects. As IT Director, Jeff is responsible for keeping multiple project sites and offices connected at all times to each other and our data. He’s developed a talented team who are always available to provide IT support, training, and implementation of new technology that puts information at the fingertips of our field operations and project teams serving our clients. Royal has been an early adopter of technology, and Jeff and his team ensure everyone has access to the technology, training and best practices for utilization.
In his role, Jeff oversees the IT infrastructure and Support Team to keep all of Royal’s systems running and protected. He successfully led the transition many years ago from paper to digital drawings, and implemented electronic time keeping and daily job journals from the field crews. Jeff and his team are focused on app development for streamlining Royal processes between the office and the field, and building a Data Analytics team to get the most important data to key stakeholders faster. He believes that better decision making begins with having the correct, up to date information. Jeff holds multiple IT certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco, and Palo Alto Networks; and is a member of #SacTechSlack, an influential online forum for Sacramento’s technology leaders.
Before joining Royal Electric Jeff ran the IT department for Hawaii’s largest after-school tutoring program, which reached over 10,000 students annually across more than 200 schools. He’s also provided Employer Support for the National Guard and Reserve.
On weekends Jeff enjoys coaching his son in sports and spending time with his family. He’s a die-hard Raiders fan and also enjoys playing basketball. You’ll also find him tinkering with the latest home IOT (internet of things) devices in an ongoing effort to make his house “smarter.”
“I really enjoy the family business feel and the fast pace of work. There’s always a new challenge, a process to optimize, and a great opportunity to grow.”
We’re a growing company looking for great people! If you’re looking to build cool stuff, benefit from personal development and mentorship opportunities, and work on some of the most exciting projects in the business you’ve come to the right place.