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Jeff Gartner

Advisor Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan Area, US

Owner, Marketing Strategist and Marketing/Community Researcher, Gartner & Associates LLC. Kellogg grad.

Owner, Marketing Strategist and Marketing/Community Researcher, Gartner & Associates LLC. Kellogg grad.

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Involved In

Advisor

Marketing research and marketing communications firms, including my own Gartner & Associates LLC

Positions

Owner, Marketing Strategist and Marketing/Community Researcher Gartner & Associates LLC 1990 - present

Education

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management Marketing 1974 - 1976
Knox College social sciences 1970 - 1974

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Marketing research
  • • Marketing Communications
  • • Marketing Strategy
  • • Organization Identity
  • • New Product Concept Development
  • • Evaluating Professional Development
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Financial Services
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Travel
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education
  • • Specialty Food
  • • Nutrition
  • • Records
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Content

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How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

Working as a team member in a collaborative environment, where everyone feels comfortable sharing their thoughts and ideas.

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Julie Lankes
We worked together  •  Principal/Creative Director/Designer/Writer/Project Manager, BOXBOOM.creative. Michigan State grad.
Jeff IS a great entrepreneur because, not only is he incredible at his craft (he's impressive to watch in action) but he also understands an ... d excels in the other parts of being an entrepreneur like networking, connecting and people skills.
Dave Medema
We worked together  •  President, Medema Consulting Associates. Previously Senior Associate, PONDERA. Arizona State grad.
Jeff approaches client opportunities in a very strategic way and maximizes relationships to acquire new business. He is straight forward an ... d tells clients what they need to hear, not what he thinks they want to hear. Jeff leverages his deep experience to show his value. He is always seeking new ways to grow his practice.
Mohammed Chaara
They're my friends  •  Director of Customer Insight Center of Excellence, Strategy & Analytics, Lenovo. Previously Big Data Analytics, Corporate Strategy, Lenovo.
Jeff is great researcher...a seasoned professional who knows his stuff!
Mary McLoughlin
We worked together  •  Principal, McLoughlin Communications & Public Relations. Previously Member, Board of Directors, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Univer
Jeff has run a very successful consulting business for over 20 years. He is well-connected and has an impressive list of clients and work pr ... oduct. He is hard-working, ethical, and extremely smart. Plus, he's an incredibly nice guy.
Ronald Koehler
We worked together  •  Assistant Superintendent, Kent ISD. Previously Owner, Partners In Communication.
Jeff continuously reinvents himself and his firm to meet the needs of a changing customer base. I've benefited from his insights and apprec ... iate the opportunity to recommend Jeff and Gartner& Associates to others.
Keith Boswell
We worked together  •  Director - Social Media Strategy, Meijer.
Jeff already is a great entrepreneur. He's been running his own consulting practice for the past few decades and he's fantastic at what he d ... oes.

Dave Medema
President, Medema Consulting Associates. Previously Senior Associate, PONDERA. Arizona State grad.
Dave helps build, restore and strengthen relationships between associates, customers and colleagues. These relationships are fundamental to ... any organization's or person's success. Moreover, he is just a good guy to work with.

Julie Lankes
We worked together  •  Principal/Creative Director/Designer/Writer/Project Manager, BOXBOOM.creative. Michigan State grad.
Julie's talent and energy are contagious. Moreover, she is easy and fun to work with, a perfect team partner.

Rebecca Dutcher
Director, Web Division, 834 Design & Marketing and Board Member, Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women.
Rebecca is a great person to partner with, she's very smart and just as importantly a very nice person.

Mary McLoughlin
Principal, McLoughlin Communications & Public Relations. Previously Member, Board of Directors, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Univer
Mary is one of the rare public relations professionals who combines excellent planning skills with impeccable writing skills. And I'm always ... smiling when working or talking with her, that's always a good sign.

Ronald Koehler
Assistant Superintendent, Kent ISD. Previously Owner, Partners In Communication.
Ron is the best PR guy I've met … a brilliant writer and editor combined with outstanding communications planning skills. And he genuinely ... cares about how organizations can use their resources to help people who need assistance. Plus, he makes some of the best barbecue and ribs ever.

Mohammed Chaara
Director of Customer Insight Center of Excellence, Strategy & Analytics, Lenovo. Previously Big Data Analytics, Corporate Strategy, Lenovo.
Mo is just one really smart person. And equally important, a good guy to not just work with, but to share a drink or dinner with.

Keith Boswell
Director - Social Media Strategy, Meijer.
Keith is not just a really smart social media and digital marketing strategist, he's a really smart all-around marketing strategist. And eve ... n better, he's a really good guy to work with.

Michael Yoder
Social Media Consultant, Spectrum Health.
Mike is just about the smartest digital and social media marketing person I know. Moreover, he's really easy and fun to work with.