Jay is a Co-founder & Partner in Supply Chain Equity Partners and he brings to SCEP almost 30 years of combined business operating and corporate finance experience. At SCEP, Jay is responsible for sourcing, analyzing, structuring, negotiating and executing investments in distribution and supply chain-related companies. In addition, he leads the development of strategic & tactical planning and execution initiatives.
Uniquely, Jay combines his finance background with over two decades of extensive experience in the manufacturing, marketing, applications, sales and distribution of a wide variety of products and services. He has developed and managed three North American distribution channels and sales organizations and his broad industry experience encompasses business development, sales, marketing, product management, engineering, operations, turnaround management, and general management.
Prior to co-founding Supply Chain Equity, Jay established and led the Engineered Products and Automation, Controls & Electrical (‘ACE’) practice groups at Brown Gibbons Lang & Company, a regional investment banking firm, and served as the global practice leader within the Global M&A organization. Jay has served public corporations such as Cookson Group plc, Corrpro Companies, Eaton Corporation and US Auto Parts; and privately held businesses in industries ranging from ACE-related markets to his current focus on wholesale distribution.
Jay has been named Dealmaker of the Year, the highest individual honor in M&A awarded annually to one “dealmaker” in North America, and has been the recipient of nine M&A industry awards including Industrial Distribution / Manufacturing Deals of the Year in both North America and Europe. In addition, Jay co-authored the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) seminal book on M&A: “Mergers & Acquisitions for Distributors – Expert Advice for Buyers and Sellers”.