Meet the Team

Jeff Whittle

Jeff Whittle is the Founder of Whittle & Partners, a Dallas-based business consulting firm dedicated to helping entrepreneurs, owners and leadership teams build better businesses.

Jeff practiced law in Dallas for 15 years and has an additional 20 years of executive business experience. He has run businesses ranging from startups to 300-employee operations, and launched Whittle & Partners in 2011.

In 2012, Jeff was named by the U.S. Department of Commerce to the National Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Award. He is certified in Strategic Business Leadership Coaching, Board Facilitation, and Mediation/Dispute Resolution, and is one of a handful of people designated by EOS Worldwide as a Certified Implementer for The Entrepreneurial Operating System.

Jeff has served on the North Texas Executive Committee for the March of Dimes and is the former chairman of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Arlington. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Southern Methodist School of Law, and currently volunteers as a Big Brother in Dallas. He is a slow runner, an average guitar-player, and makes Dallas' best martini. Jeff has three children and lives in Dallas with his wife Polly.

Jennifer Murray
DSC_1866Jennifer Murray is a seasoned financial executive with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has served on the Boards of public and private companies and has a successful track record building and expanding profitable relationships at the most senior level of global organizations. She is currently a partner at FPG Partners, a fund placement agency in Dallas which helps private equity groups raise investor capital.

Prior to joining FPG, Jennifer worked at Hudson Advisors, the captive asset management arm of Lone Star Funds. Her private equity experience at Lone Star included asset management responsibility for portfolio companies generating more than $450 million in annual revenues, as well as capital markets responsibility for optimizing capital structure and bank relationships across multiple asset classes, industries, and funds. Before Hudson, she spent 15 years on Wall Street in a variety of investment banking, commercial banking, and credit roles at Morgan Stanley and The Chase Manhattan Bank, primarily in the healthcare, consumer / retail, and commodity industries. Jennifer holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BBA from Baylor University.

Clayton Whittle
Executive Vice President

Clayton Whittle is the Executive Vice President of Whittle & Partners, a Dallas-based business consulting firm dedicated to helping entrepreneurs, owners and leadership teams build better businesses.

Clayton was an educator for 10 years and has an additional 5 years of project management, process design, and entrepreneurship. He has experience in managing startup teams with laser-focused goals and joined Whittle & Partners in 2017.

He has extensive experience in working with technologically driven teams in the fields of game design, UX, social science research, and more.

In 2011 Clayton founded the Daegu City Clothing Drive, a small charitable organization in Daegu Korea, and served as its primary organizer and chairman for 3 years. He enjoys muay thai, improv comedy, and writing. He lives in Detroit with his wife, Jodi, and their adorable dog, Hobi.