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Technology Practice Leader
Jay has been in the engineering and construction industry throughout his entire career. He has industry experience as a construction project executive, corporate director of planning, design and construction for a healthcare system, founder and board member of a risk management tech startup company and as a valued business consultant.
Jay has directly led the planning, design and construction of over $750 million dollars of commercial development. Additionally, he has an extensive background in SaaS technology, supply chain management and operational logistics. Clients gain an advantage from Jay’s expertise in strategic planning, leadership training, technology implementation and market strategy. He has provided services to commercial developers, design firms, general contractors & construction managers, specialty subcontractors, hospital systems & healthcare providers, government agencies, consumer products companies, software providers and others both in the United States and around the world. As the Technology and Innovation Practice Leader at FMI, Jay and his team help companies develop strategies for technology, create a culture of innovation, facilitate technology sourcing and procurement initiatives, provide integrated business intelligence across a client’s technology stack and act as an industry advisor with a technology perspective. To technology companies, the technology and innovation practice offers a lighthouse accelerator program for tech startup companies as well as an industry partner program for fully commercialized technology providers.
Jay is an industry speaker to professional associations and conferences such as the Construction Owners Association of America, Construction Management Association of America, Associated Builders and Contractors, Construction Financial Management Association, Associated General Contractors of America, American Subcontractors Association, American College of Healthcare Executives and the Modular Building Institute, to name a few. Jay’s thought leadership has been included in many of the industry’s most prominent publications.
Jay earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management from SUNY ESF at Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University. Jay is a decorated military officer that has served on active duty and is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He has completed four combat deployments, three overseas humanitarian relief deployments and is a squadron commander based at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.