Mr. Fortenberry has worked in private and non-profit businesses over the last 23 years in various accounting roles including Chief Financial Officer and Financial Manager. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University (LSU) in Management, as well as, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Louisiana (ULL).
After graduating from LSU in 1997, Jeff started working for C & C Technologies, Inc, an international survey company. At C & C, Jeff operated as a liaison between accounting and operations, and was ultimately responsible for financial statements, offline managerial reporting for the board of directors and managing a software development team to design and implement a corporate ERP software.
After 10 years of working for C & C, Jeff became CFO for a large commercial construction company located in Lafayette, LA. As the CFO, Jeff was responsible for supervising treasury, performing financial analysis, cash management and financial reporting. Additionally, Jeff also managed the company’s human resources, benefits and all corporate insurance policies.
In 2013, Mr. Fortenberry, along with a business partner, started Triad Construction Services to provide commercial construction services throughout the United States. His roles within the company expanded in 2014 when they opened a sister company, Triad Energy Services. This company initially focused on providing transportation services to the oil & gas industry in North Dakota but pivoted into the disaster recovery industry several years later. Jeff’ provided accounting and management support for this company and quickly learned how to implement protocols to stay in compliance with the DOT and DOA.
Mr. Fortenberry currently serves as CFO for Southeast Innovation Institute (SEII) to provide financial support to the non- profit entity. Additionally, Jeff’s business experience in administration allows SEII to lean on him for guidance as the company grows.