Jeremy Gregg is a three-time TEDx speaker, an award-winning communicator, a published writer, and an experienced leader in both the entrepreneurial and nonprofit arenas. He has raised nearly $40M for charitable organizations and has also built several successful small businesses. He now serves as the Co-Founder & President of Mission Allies (formerly Gregg Partners), revenue strategy consultancy that equips mission-driven businesses to improve their financial sustainability so they can better pursue their vision for the world.
Jeremy has held leadership roles (including two CEO positions) at several companies, including an internationally recognized leader in prison rehabilitation, a management support organization that delivers training and consulting to other nonprofits, and a community development organization that improves the lives of over 50,000 low-income families per year. He has been featured in interviews on the BBC, NPR, the Financial Times, Texas Tribune, the New York Times, Forbes, and more. As a freelance writer and ghost writer, Jeremy’s published work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, StackStreet, and in cover articles for an industry magazine.
Jeremy earned an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and also holds degrees in both Advertising and English from SMU in Dallas, Texas. He is active as a volunteer with hospice patients through the Visiting Nurses Association and as a volunteer journalism teacher with the Cistercian Prep School in Irving, TX. He also volunteers through the Prison Entrepreneurship Program and the Watch D.O.G.S. program of the National Center for Fathering. Jeremy is passionate about reading, writing and performing poetry; he has volunteered his services as a poetry teacher in several schools, from a public school in the Irving ISD to a juvenile detention center for young women.
Jeremy lives in Dallas, Texas with his two young daughters, Madeleine and Harper. When the latter heard that a client won a $5,000 grant from a first-time donor, she remarked: “That’s cheating, Daddy. They hired you to get it for them.”
Cheating the Philanthro-Charitable Complex since 2014.
Below is a partial list. The others have disappeared into the ether.
- CBS DFW, “Top 5 Tips For A Successful Garage Sale” (seriously, this happened)
- Ignite DFW, “Transforming Negative Thoughts with Poetry“
- McCuistion Group, “Technology, Entertainment and Design: TED and TEDxSMU“
- TEDx Talks:
- NPR / KUHF 88.7 FM, “Business School Behind Bars” (by Andrew Schneider); four-part series running throughout Christmas holiday season
- Newstalk with Sean Moncrieff (Dublin, Ireland)
- CW33‘s Erin Harris. TV interview about EIA.
- NBC 5’s Grant Stinchfield. TV interview about how to determine whether a charity is maximizing donors’ resources, “Veterans-related Charity Under Fire”
- NBC 5’s Grant Stinchfield. TV interview about a controversial nonprofit in his piece, “Where Does ‘I Love Boobies’ Wristband Money Go?”
- KLUV 98.7, Community Corner with Kathy Jones, Radio interview about EIA.(also broadcast on KVIL and KRLD)
- CNN Radio 1190 AM’s “Innovation at Work,” w/ Winston Edmondson, Radio spot about EIA.
- America Tonight w/ Kate Delaney, radio spot about EIA
- CW33 TV’s “DFW CloseUp” with Vanessa Brown. TV interview about EIA.
Below is a partial list. See others at http://pep.org/media/.
- Business Insider, “23 Entrepreneurs Share The Most Valuable Life Lessons They’ve Learned“
- BBC, “Turning prisoners into entrepreneurs“
- The New York Times, “Starting New Businesses Behind Bars Creates an Incentive for Texas Inmates“
- The Financial Times, “Prisoners with an eye for profit learn lessons from behind bars“
- Houston Press, “Good Investments: Teaching Texas Inmates About Business Can Turn Criminals into CEOs“
- Dallas Culture Map, series of articles related to TEDxSMU talk: here here here and here
- The Huffington Post, “Can’t Wait to Go Back to Prison! (Ryan Mack)“
- Baylor Lariat, “Baylor helps prepare prisoners for business in study program“
- The Fiscal Times, “Meet America’s New Small-Business Owners: Ex-Cons“
- Forbes, “From Cellblock To Startup: Teaching Inmates How To Be Entrepreneurs“
- D Magazine, “Meet Carole and Jim Young, the Couple That Brought Us TEDxSMU“
- Corrections.com, “Jeremy Gregg – A Man on FIRE!“
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy, “A Fundraiser Goes Behind Bars“
- Restaurant Management Magazine, “Marketing Musts“
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy, “2012 Resolutions for the Nonprofit World“
- SMU Magazine, “SMU and Dallas: Defining the Future“
- Sumac, “8 Brilliant Non-profit Newsletter Ideas from the Experts“
- BizPlanCompetitions.com, “Non-profit funds micro businesses via BPC“
- The Street/Mainstreet.com, “What Main Street Is Thankful for This Year“
- Fox Small Business Center, “Creating a Successful Seasonal Business All Year-Round“
- Business Insider, “15 things you can stop wasting your money on“
- Mint.com, “6 Tips for Hosting a Successful Garage Sale“
- Business 2 Community, “The Future of Marketing: 46 Experts Share Their Predictions For 2012“
- The WordChef: “10 Totally Unique Ideas for Your Next Blog Post“
- American Express Open Forum: “Top 5 Secrets To Hyper-Local Marketing“
- Change for a Dollar: “The Hobbit as Nonprofit Manager: How to Do Great Things without Forgetting the Good Things“
- The Dallas Business Journal, Lena Dirbash. “Organization matches executives with charities,”
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Scott Nishimura. “Dallas-based Executives in Action lends expertise to nonprofits“
- Park Cities People, “Laid Off Execs Lend Hands to Charities”