How We Work
Consulting and Design of Offsite Experiences
GEL is committed to helping your team reach its highest potential. Our unique combination of business consulting and experiential programming allows us to provide fully customized experiences that transform and deliver long-term results.
Our experiences are guided by the same three goals to ensure we inspire, motivate, and delight you and your team.
Good offsites continue to provide value well after the experience has ended. No matter your team structure, objectives, or industry, we strive to make a lasting impact on your business practices and team dynamics.
Meet Our Founder
President & CEO
Jay brings more than 30 years of experience leading sales, marketing, and business development teams for large organizations including IBM, Adobe Systems, and Manugistics; and start-ups DigitalThink, Guru.com, and Obongo. In the corporate world and later as a management consultant, 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 and alliance development. A graduate of Harvard Business School, Jay is active in the HBS Clubs of Northern California pro-bono consulting projects and membership development initiatives. Nonprofit board service has included the Treasure Island Sailing Center and Reach The World Chicago.
Jay admits to being passionate about coaching skiing and sailing, participating in local and international regattas, and getting out of his own comfort zone by learning kite-boarding and free-diving. He served on the 2002 Louis Vuitton Race Committee and as a commentator for the 2003 America’s Cup in Auckland, NZ. You'll find him on the slopes of Aspen and Snowmass on winter weekends, where he’s a well known, fully certified ski instructor. A former winner of Vail Resorts' EpicService award, Jay brings his passion and transformational facilitation skills to bear for beginners on the bunny slope as well as experts in the steep and deep snow above the treeline.