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 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 over 5 years of dedicated effort on the film, it is expected to be released in theaters throughout the country in 2019. 

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.

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