Jeff Warner is our next Pacmate we’re excited to add to our ‘Meet the Team Series.’ Jeff has true workspace DNA since his dad also owned and operated a shared workspace center in Silicon Valley. Keep reading to find out what kind of superpowers Jeff envisions having should he ever get the opportunity to add to his superhuman skills.
How did you come to find yourself in the shared workspace industry?
My dad started American Executive Centers when I was in high school. After graduating from college, I needed a job and my dad’s company had an opening. I had no intention of staying there for very long. The idea was to gain some experience. Fast forward 20+ years and here we are.
What led you to Pac?
My business partner/brother, Keith Warner, and I knew the owners of Pacific Workplaces for several years through our industry trade association. In 2007, I approached them about joining forces as a mechanism to move my family to Southern California where I wanted to open a new shared workspace location of my own. I knew being part of a larger operation would provide additional growth opportunities. The following January, American Executive Centers and Pacific Workplaces merged to create the California powerhouse we are today.
Jeff (3rd from left) during a scavenger hunt with other Pacmates in San Francisco.
Why do you think you’ve remained in the workspace industry for as long as you have?
The segment of the industry we’ve been in has continued to evolve into a movement that is more about changing the world and less about space. I’ve come to really enjoy building communities where people can support each other as they break free from the chains of Corporate America and it’s rigid, stifling restraints.
What’s the best part about being a Pacmate?
I truly enjoy the opportunity to meet, interact with, and assist so many different and diverse individuals and businesses. It captures what makes this country extraordinary, and every day is like the greatest networking event you’ve ever attended!
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
My wife and I recently became empty-nesters, enjoying everything there is to love about living in San Diego. There are hiking trails everywhere, accompanied by year-round mild weather, and I like to get out and enjoy the trails as much as I can. Often those trails will lead to the beach where I draw power and energy from the Pacific Ocean and our earth’s sun. We enjoy listening to live music and traveling for concerts at outdoor venues whenever possible. I’m an avid cannabis enthusiast as well.
What superpower would you choose?
It’s a tie…Supernatural Regeneration: Can regenerate completely so long as they are not instantly killed by an attack. I would be practically immune to disease and all harmful foreign substances, and will be forever in optimal health and in my physical prime. My other superpower of choice would be Atmokinesis: the ability to sense, create, shape and manipulate weather. This includes the ability to generate various natural phenomena or control the intensity of the weather in highly concentrated or vastly extended areas.