Jeff was brought in as the Chief Restructuring Officer of OneWorld Energy Inc., a struggling renewable energy company, with solar and wind development projects. Jeff came into an insolvent situation and was able to complete a 10 MW wind project and sell all assets of company and satisfy the company’s creditors and avoiding a bankruptcy.
I have worked with Jeff for the past 2 years on the restructuring of Oneworld Energy Inc. and its various subsidiaries. This has been a complex process where he has worked closely with all stakeholders of the company – shareholders, creditors, employees and customers. He is experienced and very knowledgeable and as such he has been a steady hand in a difficult situation.
John Cobb, President and CEO, Zephyr Farms Limited, a subsidiary of OneWorld Energy Inc.
Razor Suleman hired Jeff on a monthly retainer basis to build an advisory board and chair the board. Jeff’s first task was to assist Razor in developing the concept of the business and the go to market strategy that would become Achievers. This involved selling his existing business, evaluating his team to determine who would be part of the new business, develop the business plan and financial projections for the business, launch the business and raise the first $2.5 million of venture capital. Eight years later, Razor and his investors achieved a substantial exit.
“Working with Jeff was an amazing experience. He is great at what he does, committed and a true professional. He provided exceptional value and under promised and over delivered. I would highly recommend Jeff as a trusted advisor.”
Razor Suleman, Founder and CEO, Achievers
Here’s what some of Jeff’s recent Fasken startup and emerging tech company clients say about him.
Ever wish that you knew someone who had real, recent, specific experience in just about any business or legal topic – and could explain and teach you in a direct, simple and complete and accurate way? Well, I do. It’s Jeff Dennis. Whether it’s insight into what’s current online, to the minutiae of employment law, to the vast scope of entrepreneurship Jeff is my “go to”. I am lucky to have known Jeff for almost 30 years and count him one of my most respected mentors and friend.
Lorne Merkur, Founder, Adwear
I can’t speak highly enough of the relationship I’ve had with Jeff since founding tethr. Jeff has been a consistent source of sage advice, a preacher of patience and thoughtfulness, and an invaluable sounding board. Working with Jeff has made my decision making more thoughtful, more attuned, and infinitely more refined. The best thing about Jeff is he is willing to speak with you until you fully understand the ramifications of the decisions you are making both from a ‘right now’ and future perspective. tethr would not be where it is today without Jeff and I’m grateful that I was fortunate to meet him at an event years before I founded my company.
Matt Zerker, Founder, tethr
You’d want Jeff on your side of the court as a founder. And as a female, visible minority founder, it’s important to note that Jeff has treated me fairly and equal to my peers. Jeff has saved me from a particularly bad deal and I’m grateful to have had his guidance during that time. I strongly recommend Jeff!
Arwina Mogul, Founder, Beam.gg
I have known Jeff for over 10 years and had had the pleasure of working with him on a few very complicated deals. He combines business experience with legal knowledge. He has a great strategic mind that can quickly assess many different scenarios, their outcomes and is able to recommend the best business strategy. He is a very clear thinker and that has allowed us to get to a very positive outcome in multiple transactions. He is a trusted advisor in many areas of our business and I strongly recommend him.
Barry Singer, EVP, Discount Car & Truck Rental
Jeff has been tremendously thoughtful in giving us advice as we started up, based upon his extensive experience. He has a deep set of professional connections that give him a broad knowledge of different types of businesses, as well as the ability to put people together creatively. I highly recommend Jeff as an advisor.
Chand Sooran, Founder, EdgeworthBox
I cannot say enough nice things about Jeff. As a client of Jeff, he provides the kind of “tough love” advice that most “polite” people won’t tell you, but that you absolutely need to have. He makes himself available on tight timelines to guide you through your many “emergencies” as an entrepreneur and is always optimistic but realistic. While he has strong opinions, he always opens with the question “what do you want to do?” and then guides accordingly. Finally, he opens his network to you and is ever willing to help with referrals and connections.