Jeff Pluto is a founding partner of China Optimization Group (www.chinacog.com) in Geneva, Ill. COG, which began operations in 2004, is dedicated to assisting small and medium-sized companies realize profitable growth by implementing specific China strategies, including both the outsourcing of products and entering into the Chinese market.
Pluto previously served as marketing director for Tellabs Operations Inc, where he built and led a 23-person team that developed and executed a go-to-market business plan that positioned the company to capture significant revenues from the Chinese market. His expertise includes market analysis, strategic research and development, manufacturing, supply chain, and sales and marketing. He also was a principal at Corporate Technologies Communications, where he developed strategic planning for technology industries.
Pluto earned a bachelor of telecommunications degree from Michigan State University, and an MBA from Chicago's DePaul University, where he graduated with honors.