Jeff Sayer was appointed by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter as director of the Idaho Department of Commerce in 2011. He is the former president and managing partner of Novayx Group, a firm specializing in providing financial and business sophistication for small to medium-sized businesses. In Idaho, he is best known for is role as the president and chief financial officer of Mountain View Hospital in Idaho Falls.
Sayer is a CPA and graduated from Brigham Young University. He began his career with Ernst & Young in Silicon Valley where he specialized in advising venture-capital funded technology companies through all stages of growth. Since then he has provided financial and executive leadership for companies ranging from start-up ventures to companies with over $500 million in sales. Active in civic affairs, Sayer serves on the board of directors for Idaho Governors Cup, Idaho Falls Auditorium District, Hospice of Eastern Idaho and was a former member of the Governors Select Committee on Health Care.