Jeff Sopp

Founder and CEO, Kensington Hill Partners

Kensington Hill Partners serves a variety of corporate entities, partners and brands across the U.S. During his tenure, he has established an impressive roster of client companies, grown revenue, and has assisted organizations with their success in both the local & national markets.  Mr. Sopp received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Ohio University graduating with honors - Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.

With years of experience working with Fortune 1000 clients, he is able to provide Kensington Hill clients and partners with an in-depth knowledge of enterprise wide requirements and solutions for their businesses. Kensington Hill Partners assists  clients and client companies with items such as Board and company growth strategies, merger & acquisition options, brand development (both corporate and personal) and has proven accretive to Kensington Hill clients.

Mr. Sopp’s in-depth Board of Director service(s) has been developed over many years with various sized companies across the U.S.. Companies such as Nationwide Bank- Nationwide Insurance, Kokosing Inc., Burns & Scalo, ODW Logistics, and Bold Penguin to name a few. Serving as chairman, lead director, or board member, Mr. Sopp assists board of directors and advisory boards with strategy, member selection, and meeting cadence as well as overall board/company governance. As a member of NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors), Mr. Sopp is on the leading edge of board’s most current responsibilities and up to date best practices in all phases of an organization.  Mr. Sopp has developed a client-focused approach to ensure total client satisfaction while creating end-to-end solutions and providing maximum return on investment for all stake holders.

Prior to creating Kensington Hill, Mr. Sopp was CEO of PRIVIT, which focused on providing secure web based solutions to help individuals, athletes, organizations, and companies collect, transmit, and store records for health-related information.

Prior to joining PRIVIT, Mr. Sopp was the CEO of Expesite, an internationally recognized project and program management software company with offices in the United States, Canada, and Hong Kong. Under Mr. Sopp’s leadership, Expesite was named as one of the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America for six consecutive years (2007-2012). Mr. Sopp expanded Expesite’s business solutions through acquisitions and partnerships with industry leaders in technology and within the market segments in which Expesite served. Expesite was acquired by a leading Austin based private equity firm, and Mr. Sopp continues to serve on its Advisory Board. Prior to joining Expesite, Mr. Sopp served in executive positions within services industries including: County Savings Bank, Nationwide Insurance, Adecco Inc., and Xerox Corp.

Mr. Sopp is a member of the international Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). He believes strongly in giving back and he is very active in his community.

Mr. Sopp’s Board affiliations include:

  • Automated Retail Technologies (ART), Inc.
  • Air Force One, Inc.
  • Bold Penguin, Inc.
  • Burns & Scalo Companies, Inc.
  • Dupler Office, Inc
  • Franklin County (Columbus, OH) Parks & Recreation Board of Directors – Columbus Clippers baseball team
  • Kokosing, Inc.
  • Oak Tree Equities, Inc.
  • ODW Logistics, Inc.
  • United States Council on Athletes Health, LLC

Additionally, Mr. Sopp was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for “Realizing Business Potential” and was a Finalist for the National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In addition, Expesite’s corporate philanthropy program was awarded with the 2010 Pillar Award presented by Smart Business Magazine and 2010 Corporate Caring Award presented by Columbus Business First.

Mr. Sopp enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, flying and scuba diving. Mr. Sopp and his wife reside in Columbus, Ohio.