Jeff Brandt is the owner of Brandt & Sons Ace Hardware in St. Louis, MO. He holds a BS BA in Accounting from Mizzou. Previously, Jeff provided executive management and leadership for the Maritz Loyalty Marketing's portfolio of financial services customers, including acquisition, retention and growth strategies for some of the United States largest credit card programs. Jeff has 20+ years experience in the telecommunications, technology, and aerospace industries. He began his career with the Boeing Company and served in a wide variety of roles in Manufacturing, Information Technology, Business Management, Corporate Finance, and Accounting. After leaving the Boeing Company, Jeff spent seven years working in a variety of entrepreneurial roles, including Talisen Technologies, a technology security services company in St. Louis, where he led a wide range of partnership, marketing, sales and strategy efforts. Jeff received the Trulaske College of Business's Citation of Merit in 2011.