Jay brings over 30 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 strategy, alliance development and consulting services. A 1994 graduate of Harvard Business School, Jay is active in the HBS Clubs of Northern California and Colorado. Non-profit board service has included the Treasure Island Sailing Center, Reach The World Chicago, and the National Maritime Heritage Foundation.
Our founder admits to being passionate about sailing, kiteboarding, outdoor adventures and, of course, yacht racing. He served on the 2002 Louis Vuitton Race Committee and as a commentator for the 2003 America’s Cup in Auckland, NZ. On winter weekends, he’s a PSIA Level III ski instructor on the slopes of Aspen and Snowmass, Colorado and was a 2014 winner of Vail Resorts' EpicService award. He writes a blog entitled This Mountain Life to help students and parents make the most of their mountain vacations.
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