Jay serves as AOL’s Vice President of Sales in the US Central Region, overseeing Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, and Dallas markets. Jay develops and presents key company initiatives, capabilities and differentiators. He is responsible for delivering strategy, execution plan, and profitability across the entire AOL and Microsoft portfolio.
Before joining AOL, he was General Manager of Microsoft Advertising for the Central Region, where he led all sales and service efforts in the Midwest. While at Microsoft, Jay also held the role of Senior Director of US Targeting & Exchange, where he led both the Audience Targeting specialist teams and Microsoft’s programmatic sales efforts. Jay has been a frequent speaker at OMMA, Digital Hollywood, Ad Club of New York and the IAB, and has been published in AdExchanger and Digiday.
Prior to Microsoft, Jay served as Regional Vice President at Vibrant Media, where he managed sales operations and evangelized the contextual space. Jay also worked at IDG, a premium trade publisher, where he sold branded advertising to leading technology agencies and marketers.
Jay lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.