Jeff Willis received his bachelor of business administration in marketing from Texas State University in 1985 and began his entrepreneurial career path working in the family Exotic Auto business in Austin. He worked in that exciting industry for eight years before switching gears in 1993 with the Roofing Supply Group (RSG), a Texas wholesale distributor of roofing and building materials.
His superb leadership and management skills have been foundational to his continuous growth trajectory. He had a rich career with RSG and the roofing distribution industry, holding numerous successive roles of increasing responsibility and managing a substantial piece of RSG’s portfolio in excess of $1.1 billion.
In 2015, after RSG was purchased by a leading strategic competitor, Willis was asked to become the new executive vice president of sales and marketing to help transition the company’s 275 branches and $4 billion in revenues.
Willis is also known for giving back. He has held various committee leadership appointments within industry and trade groups. In 2016, he and his wife, Patty, established a scholarship endowment at the Texas State McCoy College of Business Administration, and he has enjoyed re-engaging with his alma mater.