Jeremy Porter is a Partner at WMI, a business strategy, organizational development and human capital firm. This is Jeremy’s second stint with this firm, having been recruited back to the firm by the CEO and Chairman. WMI has been recognized in Inc. Magazine’s 500 lists as one of The Fastest Growing Companies in America and is also listed by Kennedy Publications as one of the top 50 firms in the nation. Jeremy is the leading Client Development Executive in the company, achieving 198% of goal for 2007. His primary focus is working with top executives in Fortune 50 and smaller companies in the nation, within various industries. His forte is analyzing businesses, creating structure and efficiencies, and building strong teams. Jeremy manages the Atlanta team, as well as a virtual team in the Greensboro office.
Prior to WMI, Jeremy was the Vice President of Operations for The Corban Group (TCG) for five and half years, a firm that was similar to WMI. At its peak, Jeremy successfully ran the Georgia operation, directly managing 22 employees and reporting to the CEO in Florida. While being promoted through the ranks at TCG, Jeremy was known for growing client relationships at a much higher rate than anyone in the company’s history. While managing and solving client’s challenges, he also worked diligently to improve TCG’s corporate and operational structure.
Prior to TCG, Jeremy was a senior executive consultant at WMI during his first tenure with the firm, reporting to the CEO. He was recruited to WMI by one of the managing partners. During this two and a half year tenure, Jeremy was known for his ability to penetrate practice areas previously untapped by the firm. His base of knowledge spans six industries, including technology, industrial, energy, financial, EPC firms, retail and e- commerce. Jeremy was recognized as a problem solver and troubleshooter for all difficult clients. He exceeded all previously set records for first year employees and surpassed all goals for the second year at the firm.
Previous to WWC, Jeremy was a co-owner of Auto Accents (AA) for three years. AA was a high-end/exotic auto performance/customization facility for street cars. Jeremy approached the owner of this failing company and offered to take it over and turn it around. Within nine months the shop was in the black and repaying old debt.
A consistent theme while at the above companies has been Jeremy’s ability to drive profits, trouble-shoot and improve operations reduce unnecessary headcount, drive teams to their best abilities, and renegotiate contracts with vendors to retain greater profitability and resolve complex challenges. Jeremy is known for his high ethical standards; In addition, he is highly technical with computers, networks, and software. Jeremy also made the “List Makers” two years in a row in the Atlanta Business Chronicle