Claude Jenkins has had a diverse career ranging from government, to corporations to management consulting. He worked his way through college as a firefighter and later had the opportunity to become Fire Chief in four communities in three states. As fire chief, he implemented productivity improvement programs based upon preventing fires. In doing this, departments were able to increase their on-duty productivity by as much as 400%.
After 22 years in the fire service, he was hired away to the corporate world where he applied his business approach philosophy of productivity improvement to “labor intense” operations. Not only did he improve productivity in all three areas of business (sales, production and support), but he did this while improving employee morale.
Mr. Jenkins presently owns Management Solutions for Profit, a management advisor group that shows companies and organizations how to effectively improve employee performance and productivity to improve company profits.
He holds a BS degree in Business Management from Central State University, is a graduate from the National Staff & Command School from the University of Maryland and a graduate from the Executive Development Program at the National Fire Academy. He has written magazine articles on management practices and has spoken nationally on how to run successful operations and effective hiring practices.