Jeff Tanner Old Dominion University
John F. (Jeff) Tanner, Jr., is the former Dean of the Strome College of Business, Old Dominion University and Professor Emeritus of Marketing, Baylor University. He is the author or coauthor of fifteen books, including best-selling textbooks such as Selling: Building Partnerships and several books for practitioners, most recently Analytics & Dynamic Customer Strategy: Big Profits from Big Data. His books have been translated into several languages and distributed in over thirty countries.
Dr. Tanner spent eight years in marketing and sales with Rockwell International and Xerox Corporation. In 1988, he earned his PhD from the University of Georgia and joined the faculty at Baylor University. In 2015, he was named Dean of Old Dominion University’s Strome College of Business. Dr. Tanner has taught executives and business students around the world, including in Colombia, India, Mexico, Canada, France, Ireland, Australia, Malawi, and Trinidad.
In addition to writing and research, Dr. Tanner maintains an active consulting and training practice. Recent clients include Cativa, Teradata, EMC, and others. He is the founder and a partner in JK Tanner Inc., an investment firm and Bienestar, a consultancy supporting sustainability and growth for non-profits. He serves on the board of VersAbility, a $60m organization that supports and employs people with disabilities, as well as the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Horse Racing Commission.