Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jay moved to Los Angeles at the age of 17. He’s been working in the technology space since 2012. Started his career as employee #9 at Whisper, a social networking company that at its peak was valued at $200M with over $70M in financing and over 5M users.
After Jay left Whisper, he moved to Shenzhen China where he worked as the Director of Design for an E-sports & Gaming Clubhouse. An amazing experience like no other.
Currently, he’s at a development firm in Irvine, called Very’s where he holds the position of Director of E-sports Business Development at Verys, a development firm in Irvine with 140+ in-house software developers.
Jay also dabbles in entrepreneurship. In mid 2018, he founded 24 Hour Designs, a rapid-prototyping agency to help early-stage entrepreneurs articulate concepts, enabling them to save thousands of dollars on their entrepreneurial journey.