As a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Geoff rose quickly to the rank of Vice President at IBM and Dassault Systemes in his corporate career. He was the recipient of numerous distinctive awards, including enlistment into the exclusive “Next-Gen” program, with 40 participants selected from IBM’s global employee population of over 300,000. “Next-Gen” was created to identify and develop the future senior leaders of the IBM company.
After Geoff’s global division of IBM was divested of to Dassault Systemes and after 15 years in the corporate world, Geoff left to begin his focus on non-profit work in 2011. Since then, Geoff and his wife Kerri have run the Ships of Tarshish, a non-profit, Christian production company in Tampa, FL, with a mission to engage Christians across America on critical social issues that The Church needs to address. Their latest project, titled Blind Eyes Opened, is a nationwide Christian documentary about the truth of sex trafficking in America. With 4 ½ years of dedicated effort on the film, it is expected to be released in theaters throughout the country in 2017.
Geoff served as the Executive Director of the Florida Dream Center in the Tampa Bay area from 2014 through 2016, establishing a foundation for unprecedented growth of the company and impact within the community. While there, Geoff led the effort to open a boy’s safe home for sex trafficking survivors under the age of 18, one of the first of its kind in the entire country. The home is expected to open in 2017.
Recognizing the dramatic need to fight human trafficking across the United States, Geoff has co-founded the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking. Geoff now serves as the CEO of the organization. Geoff and his wife, Kerri, value family and enjoy spending time with their three amazing boys.Back to Leaders