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Benchmark Society - Jeff Sandefer

Jeff Sandefer

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You are invited to become a member of Oklahoma Christian University’s Benchmark Society!

Inspired by the longevity and success of the University of Tulsa’s Friends of Finance, the College of Business at OC launched The Benchmark Society to develop deeper connections with the Oklahoma City business community.

As a member, you can hear from leaders in the field, speaking on their experience and offering advice.

In September, you will hear from Jeff Sandefer, Founder of Sandefer Capital Partners and Acton Institute.

Jeff Sandefer started his first business at 16 years-old. After earning an MBA, he founded Sandefer Offshore, an oil and gas company that generated over $500 million in profits in less than five years! He then directed Sandefer Capital Partners, a multi-billion dollar energy firm.

Over the last 15 years, Sandefer has worked with entrepreneur-teachers to build a nationally acclaimed entrepreneurship program, winning numerous teaching honors in the process. But, money and awards are not his top priority.

"My great-grandfather found his calling as president of a small college and is buried on the campus he worked so hard to build. On one side of his tombstone it says, 'If you would see his monument, look around.' This reminds me each of us wants to contribute something meaningful with our lives. On the other side is inscribed, 'A good name is rather to be had than great riches.' This reminds me that leading a good life is even more important than what you contribute."

Learn more about Jeff Sandefer's business success and personal growth at the Benchmark Society luncheon. Become a member at


The lunch and meeting will be held on campus in the Gaylord University Center. From the main entrance off of Memorial Road, turn west onto Baird Loop. Park in Lot P and enter building 15 on this map.


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