Jeff Dern​

President and CEO​

“The success of PRIDE Industries is measured by each person whose life we impact with access, choice, and greater independence through employment. It’s a privilege to be part of a company that offers hope to so many.”

Meeting the Challenge

Jeff joined PRIDE Industries in 2008, serving in a variety of finance and operational positions before stepping into the role of President in 2018. In 2021, he was named President and CEO by the Board of Directors. During his tenure as head of PRIDE Industries, Jeff has continued to expand the company’s mission across the nation, increasing services for people with disabilities and leading the company into new markets to support that mission. Under Jeff’s innovative leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, PRIDE Industries was able to grow and thrive, while ensuring the safety of all its employees and customers.

Companywide Knowledge

Jeff brought more than 20 years of domestic and international business leadership to PRIDE Industries when he joined in 2008. Since then, he has held a variety of roles within the company, including Controller from 2008 – 2014, VP of Finance from 2014 – 2016, and Chief Financial Officer from 2016 – 2018. Jeff holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Drexel University, Sacramento. He is also a California State University, Sacramento graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Leading in the Community

Jeff has a long history of community involvement, and currently serves on the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Comstock’s Editorial Advisory Board, and the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council Board of Directors. In his spare time, you’ll find Jeff outdoors golfing, hiking, skiing, cycling, or playing baseball.

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