Director of Strategic Planning
Jeff Giudetta is Director of Strategic Planning at Online Trading Academy. He works with the executive team to understand tuition
revenue and other metrics and then plan for new initiatives and future growth. A particular challenge is making sure local,
center-level events are budgeted and supported by organization-wide marketing objectives. Unlike many financial executives, Jeff
says he doesn’t insist on structure; he loves working in a dynamic, entrepreneurial organization where he can find ways to maximize
opportunity while minimizing risk in a fast-paced environment.
Jeff is a self-proclaimed “numbers guy” who enjoys helping business leaders identify and get excited about patterns of
opportunity. This role combines strategic consultation with real-world applications, and he is uniquely qualified as someone
who’s worked both in analytics and an applied/production environment. He previously was a manager at a leading financial
publisher where he was responsible for all aspects of catalog planning and production; through better house file segmentation
he was able to reduce catalog circulation by over 20% with no impact on revenue and used the savings to generate new prospects.
At a major internet security firm, he directly supervised an elite team of teleservices agents who tested new offers based
on predictive modeling of whom to call and when.
Jeff first discovered his passion for teaching and motivating others when he was in the Marine Corps, where he received two
Navy Achievement Medals and was meritoriously promoted to Sergeant within three years. He received his bachelor’s degree at
California State University Long Beach where he was a teaching assistant and participant in the honors program. In his spare
time he enjoys photography, sailing and volunteering as a Cub Scout leader.