Jeffrey Vargas is a workforce visionary who believes in living a life of purpose, on purpose. He is first and foremost a dad to Xochitl Rose (11), Diego Lee (9), and Elijah Derrick (6) and a husband – then the work stuff comes into play.
He is the Founder and President of Generationology LLC; a talent management and leadership development and coaching consulting practice that helps organizations learn how to build intergenerational trust, mitigate generational conflict, and unleash generational synergy.
Jeff is a nationally known figure in the learning and development community and is widely identified as the nation’s expert on generational differences in the federal government. He is known for sharing human capital management and leadership insights using data and stories to help facilitate organizational change. He is the founder of the 3500-member Chief Learning Officers Network on LinkedIn, an instructor at the Brookings Institution, an advisory to George Mason’s Chief Learning Officers Certificate program and Learning Collaborator where he enjoys working with world renowned leadership experts like Ken Blanchard.
Before started his own consulting practice, Jeff enjoyed a 22-year career in the federal service, serving in numerous senior-level human capital roles in the Department of Energy where he designed, developed and deployed agency–wide human capital initiatives that increased employee engagement and organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Jeff was the first Chief Learning Officer (CLO) for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). In that role he oversaw learning for the 4000 employees of the nation’s nuclear weapons program where he created executive leadership development programs and oversaw the NNSA Technical Qualifications Program. In his last role in the Federal government, Jeff served as the CLO for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a financial regulator, who oversees the futures, options and swaps financial marketplace, notionally valued at 600 trillion dollars. At the CFTC he led the Commission’s learning practice including all technical financial- education initiatives, executive development and the first federal swaps professional certification program.
Jeff is currently working on two books: “Managing Across Generations”, focused on helping federal leaders build intergenerational trust, and “Love Letters from Papi”, focused on tips to navigate life that he has written for dads to give to their daughters.
His undergraduate degree is in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and he is a graduate of Georgetown Universities Training Specialist Program. In 2015 he completed another lap in his education journey, graduating from the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia. Today he resides with his wife and kids in the suburbs of Denver Colorado.