Jeff Farrington | Area President
Jeff is an Area President for FocusCFO in Metro Detroit. He has nearly 30 years of leadership experience and lives in Utica, Michigan with his wife Diana. Jeff’s experience extends from sales, recruiting, budgeting, operations and public policy.
Jeff earned his Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Walsh College.
Prior to becoming an Area President at FocusCFO, Jeff worked as a VP at a national staffing company, he was an entrepreneur – founding his own staffing organization, he was COO of a mid-sized CPA firm and for six years Jeff was a State Representative where he chaired the House Tax Policy Committee. Jeff if passionate about working with small and medium sized businesses and assisting in their growth. As a State Representative he earned honors from multiple organizations including Legislator of the Year from the Small Business Association of Michigan, Legislative Impact Award from the Michigan Association of CPAs, Legislator of the Year from the Michigan Manufacturers Association and the Economic Impact award from the Michigan Bankers Association.
Jeff earned his BBA and MSM degrees from Walsh College in Troy, Michigan.
- Spending time: Anytime with family. We have two sons, one in the Navy and the other in western Michigan so my wife and I treasure the time together.
- What I wanted to be when I was a child: Shortstop for the Detroit Tigers.
- Favorite thing about being with FocusCFO: I’m truly excited everyday about the opportunity to “talk business” with entrepreneurs and executives and help them achieve their goals.
- Something most people don’t know about me: I hurdled a car once (yes it was a Vega, and about 90 pounds ago, but still…)
What do you like best about working with FocusCFO?
Expertise, commitment to helping small and mid-sized organizations and teamwork. These are terms often thrown around, but I love working at FocusCFO because it’s reality. Our CFO’s are unmatched both in their skill levels as well as their ability to work with clients on a part-time basis. It’s seeing being an advisor and seeing the complete forest while also being able to get their hands dirty on the daily detail as needed. I don’t know a single person in the company that puts themselves before our clients, often going beyond agreed upon terms to make sure they’re successful or one of their partners clients are successful. I sleep at night when our clients can sleep at night.