About Carol & Jeff Hastings
Carol and Jeff Hastings are self-described “refugees from Corporate America, turned serial entrepreneurs. Married 22 years, together, they own JumpStart Security, a California “C” Corporation, providing leading edge security solutions for families and employers.
Carol earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business from University of Buffalo and has completed Graduate Coursework in Statistics, Business Law, and Finance. Jeff earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business from Ohio.
Carol’s first 20 years of her career were spent with leading companies like General Electric and Wells Fargo Bank where she drove the market research behind the creation of their online banking service. Her work at the Bank helped create the security systems that make their online banking system among the world’s best, safest, and most secure. Leaving the corporate world, Carol’s first entrepreneurial venture was to form her own Market Research company serving clients like Intuit and Hewlett-Packard.
Before becoming a serial entrepreneur in 1993, Jeff held senior management positions for 20 years with Fortune 500 firms like Charles Schwab as VP Sales and Marketing. At Adolph Coors, where he was Director of New Products, Jeff introduced Coors Light Beer, the second-largest-selling brew in America today. Jeff’s first entrepreneurial venture was building the 7th-largest Executive Search firm in Northern California. There he recruited senior executives, conducting thorough background investigations to vet candidates.
Joining forces in 2007, Carol and Jeff created one of the leading drug-testing firms in Northern California. Their national, regional, and local clients count on them to help create and maintain secure, drug-free workplaces.
A family tragedy led Carol and Jeff into the security business. In 2003, Jeff’s daughter, Kati, was living in Chicago with her mother, Jeff’s ex-wife. At only 17 years old, Kati started using marijuana, then cocaine, and was murdered by a heroin dealer. They founded their drug testing business and committed it to Kati’s memory in hope they can prevent other families from experiencing such a tragic loss.
Jeff has been involved with our community by serving in roles such as:
Board of Directors. FBI Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association
Board of Directors, Sacramento Police Foundation.
Board of Directors, West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce
Chairman, Member Relations Committee, SACTO
Board of Directors,, Metro Chamber
Steering Committee, Safety Center, Inc.
FBI InfraGard member.
In 2010, Jeff was recognized as a “Volunteer of The Year” by The US House of Representatives and The California State Senate.
Jeff and Carol live in Carmichael, California with their son, Robin, and German Shorthair Pointer, Ginger.