Our Team


Simon Ellett

Founder and Principal

Simon traveled all over the world for fifteen years and worked in the UK, Australia and Germany before settling down in Cleveland. Despite his background in corporate finance he found he had a passion for helping early stage entrepreneurs grow their businesses, and formed Jager Consulting in 2012 with the aim of making that happen.

Simon oversees the strategic direction at Jager Consulting as well as business development. He’s married, with 4 children and is a dog person.

Anita Balic

Business Development

The only thing Anita loves more than talking is listening. Her natural affinity for people draws many to her warm personality and has made her a world-class net-worker. Anita’s charm has been key to building our large local client base.

Despite her fondness for chit-chat Anita enjoys nothing more than curling up by the fire and doing a bit of crocheting.

Timm Kalep

Business Coach/Consultant

Timm is an Executive Management veteran. Having served in management and leadership roles on local, state and national levels for over 30 years, he is known to possess strong leadership and communication skills and has established a successful track record of bringing all areas of an organization together working as a team and delivering results.

Timm possesses a strong passion for assisting companies and their employees in reaching and exceeding their potential, creating and maintaining world- class exceptional service and meeting and exceeding financial expectations.

An avid golfer, Timm resides in Avon Lake with his wife Becky and son Michael.

Jack W. Thomason

Business Coach/Consultant

Jack is a business owner, business coach and leadership development expert. With over 30 years of corporate and entrepreneurship experience, Jack helps executives and entrepreneurs build successful companies by giving them tools, clarity and confidence to grow their businesses.

Jack received a mechanical engineering degree and MBA from Case Western Reserve University. After 12 years as President and CEO of an international company, Jack started and built several small manufacturing and service businesses.

Jack serves on the board of Southwest General Hospital and is founder of the Berea Leadership Academy to serve students in the Berea City Schools. Jack is married with two children and resides in Olmsted Falls, Ohio.

Dr. Lee Pickler

Business Coach/Consultant

Lee Pickler has been teaching International Business at Baldwin Wallace University for over 33 years.

Lee lives in Brunswick with his wife, Carolyn, and is looking forward to fully retiring from Baldwin Wallace later in 2018, which will allow him to give more time for coaching with Jager.

Let's Talk

We're a small and growing consultancy. We look forward to meeting you and your team and helping you define your goals, develop solutions - and realize them! So what are you waiting for?

(440) 385-6737