Mentorship Program

Jeff Schrag

Jeff Schrag

Jeff Schrag was born in McPherson, Kansas and graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and social science. Schrag came to Springfield in 1995 after purchasing the Daily Events legal newspaper. In 2007, he purchased the Pioneer Formal Accessories Co. and is now the largest wholesaler of cufflinks in the United States. In 2011, he created Mother’s Brewing Company, a craft beer business that distributes its products throughout the region and in several states.

Schrag is also president of Bareham & Saunders LLC and a partner in a variety of local real estate companies. He is a past chairman or president of several organizations including the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Missouri Press Association, Missouri Craft Brewer’s Guild, the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District, and the Springfield Business Development Corporation. He is a member of the Brewer’s Association Finance Committee and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks Mission Related Investments Committee.

Mentor Sessions:

Sessions to be announced soon.

Ready to meet with a mentor?

Let us know you'd like to sit down with a mentor by completing the application form. All mentor sessions are 30 minutes long.

We will review each application and connect you to the mentors we think will be most helpful. Due to the number of applicants, we can't guarantee everyone will get a meeting with a mentor.

We will notify selected applicants at least one week prior to the scheduled mentor session. All information shared in mentorship meetings is confidential.

The efactory's mentorship program is a joint program with the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University. By signing up to meet with a mentor you will also become a client of the Small Business Development Center.