2022’s 30 Under 30 EC&M Electrical All Stars: Jake Powers

July 13, 2022

Jake Powers

Job Title: Finance and Operations Director

Company: Streib Company

Location: St. Louis, Mo.  

Age: 26

Years on the Job: 4

Interests: Hanging out with friends and family, dirt bike riding, watersports, boating, and golfing

St. Louis-born-and-raised Jake Powers learned about the job opportunities at Streib Company through a family friend. After earning his bachelor’s degree in business and administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia, he joined the company, where he has learned about the industry on the job.

As the finance and operations director, he meets with individual departments to review metrics, issues, and procedures. He also investigates and resolves issues and works on specific projects to discover better, more efficient, and easier processes for the company. His key responsibilities include financial management, developing and monitoring critical KPIs, logistical and warehouse management, and reviewing and identifying technology and software needs.

“There never seems to be a dull day here at Streib Company,” he says. “We are currently in the juggle between being a small business and excelling to the next level. It continues to push me in ways I would have never imagined and allows me to grow both professionally and personally.”

The company is currently in the process of reviewing and evolving key metrics company-wide to ensure the customers, employees, and company are successful. By using technology, the employees can ensure they are communicating effectively.

“Using the right tools at the right time allows us to gain insight on our projects and operations to identify potential issues before they arise,” he says.

Over the past four years working with Streib Company, his company has seen significant growth and continued opportunities for employees and customers with no sign of slowing down. He said he is excited to see what the future holds.

“The vision of the company has been apparent from the first day I started with Streib Company, and it was extremely easy to get on board,” he says. “Due to the vision and endless opportunities, I see myself continuing to be an integral part of the operation and assisting to develop careers for young individuals like myself.”

About the Author

Amy Fischbach | Amy Fischbach, EUO Contributing Editor

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