Jeffrey Curtis
VP, Defense and Supply Chain
SIMBA Chain

Mr. Jeffrey Curtis is a senior defense business reform leader with 34 years’ experience in strategic problem solving for large, complex organizations. A retired member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and recognized supply chain, metrics, and analytics expert, he has held leadership positions in Department of Defense (DoD) commercial-type agencies and is now Vice President of Defense and Supply Chain for SIMBA Chain, a blockchain startup company.  He is also President of his own consulting company, JCTEB LLC.

Mr. Curtis retired in 2019 as the Reform Lead for Category Management and Service Contracts in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (DoD OSD). He was also dual hatted as the Director, Portfolio Analysis Division where he advised and assisted the Deputy Secretary of Defense and DoD Chief Management Officer (CMO) in the strategic approach and implementation of business reform throughout the Department. Implementing the DOD’s category management program, Mr. Curtis took the program from conception to execution within 90 days and identified approximately $2 billion in savings in the first year via streamlined spend.

Mr. Curtis also held multiple leadership positions during his 29-year tenure with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), ultimately serving as Executive Director, Logistics Policy and Strategy, and Executive Director of the Nuclear Enterprise Support Office. In those roles, he developed and applied logistics policies, plans, programs, and operations for 5.2 million military spare parts, along with all food, clothing, medicine, and energy for DoD, with an annual demand/sales value of $35 billion. Mr. Curtis drove robust logistics research and development (R&D) across DLA, identified and resolved gaps in logistics support to the nation’s nuclear weapons, and removed over $3 billion in excess DLA inventory while mitigating performance risk.

Previously, as DLA Director of Strategic Planning, Mr. Curtis was principal advisor to the DLA Director on governance, strategic planning, and risk management. He created internal agency alignment by driving a DLA rebranding effort, renaming all major DLA organizations to better reflect evolving roles and missions. As Senior Process Integrator, Mr. Curtis led the integration of the entirety of DLA’s business processes.

Earlier, Mr. Curtis was DLA Staff Director, Human Capital Assessment, creating and leading an office of organizational psychologists and analysts to measure and assess employee attitudes and perception enterprise wide throughout the career life cycle.

Prior to that role, Mr. Curtis held positions of increasing responsibility within DLA organizations. He led projects and analyses in wholesale/retail integration, workload forecasting, stock policy analyses, supplier collaboration systems, and large-scale operations research studies in contract management areas such as government property decision support and staffing modeling.

Mr. Curtis earned his BS in business administration with a focus on transportation and logistics from The Ohio State University. He holds an active Top Secret SCI Security Clearance.