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Jay Palace

Jay Palace

Jay brings over 20 years of experience leading high tech sales and marketing organizations to help GEL’s clients develop their own high performing teams. While in the corporate world, he utilized sailboat excursions to build esprit de corps within teams of employees, partners and clients. In between GEL experiences, he still assists early and late stage start-ups with go-to-market research, alliance development and execution consulting services. Our founder admits to being passionate about sailing. He served on the Louis Vuitton Race Committee and as a commentator for the America’s Cup. He serves on the boards of the Treasure Island Sailing Center, Reach The World Chicago, and the National Maritime Heritage Foundation. On winter weekends, he’s a PSIA Level II ski instructor on the slopes of Northstar-at-Tahoe in Northern California. He writes a blog entitled This Mountain Life about his experience on the slopes.

Posts By Jay Palace

Teamwork at very high speed! Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Sept 1-4

sailing, team work, yacht racing, Coming Events

Earlier this week, the ten teams representing eight countries in the upcoming Red Bull Youth America’s Cup took possession of their AC45 catamarans. The sleek, one-design vessels level the playing field and place more emphasis on boat handling and tactics since all crews are sailing identical yachts. By his own admission, Oracle

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America’s Cup TV coverage schedule posted.

sailing, team work, yacht racing, Coming Events

And because blog postings are so boring without images, here’s one of GEL’s founder, Jay Palace, taken a few years ago when he had an opportunity to race with John Kostecki and a few other members of Oracle Racing. In the shot below, the team is match racing against another Oracle

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America’s Cup - Resources for GEL Alumni and HBS Guests

sailing, team work, yacht racing, leadership

The Louis Vuitton challenger series leading up to September’s America’s Cup is in full swing here in San Francisco, and we want to share some of the best links to view and learn about the sailing action.

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Team Building Event Coordinator Kicking Butt in Championship

sailing, team work, yacht racing, leadership

And because blog postings are so boring without images, here’s one of GEL’s founder, Jay Palace, taken a few years ago when he had an opportunity to race with John Kostecki and a few other members of Oracle Racing. In the shot below, the team is match racing against another Oracle

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