Jeff Hughes

As regional president, Jeff has holistic responsibility over the BKS Partners business in the southeast region of the U.S. He joined BKS in 2019 as the Managing Director of Employee Benefits. Under his leadership, the BKS EBG team has transformed to provide market-leading resources to colleagues and clients in a scalable structure.

The BKS EBG team is currently a top-performing business with net new business exceeding budget by $2M, NPS scores over 85, and retention consistently over 95%. Over the past three years, the Employee Benefits team has identified and implemented more efficient business processes, created a scalable leadership infrastructure, and allowed for continued specialization within the business. Under Jeff’s leadership, the Employee Benefits team has internally promoted many deserving colleagues into new roles and leadership positions while continuing to attract and recruit some of the region’s top EB talent into the firm.

Before joining BKS, Jeff spent 14 years in the service industry working for industry-leading corporations Cintas, Shred-It, and Stericycle. During this time, Jeff developed and led several regional teams in both service and sales and was called on regularly to take on underperforming teams and transform them into top-performing groups. Jeff’s leadership experience includes 12 years of successfully managing multi-million-dollar P&Ls, identifying and developing top-tier talent, fostering, and maintaining engaged and inclusive working environments, and being a positive change leader through multiple large M&A events.

Jeff is originally from southeastern Pennsylvania and attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. Jeff and his wife Marcela moved to Tampa in 2012, where they currently reside with their two children Maya (5) and Luca (2).