Jay is Birst’s CEO. Jay brings more than 25 years of experience in the software industry to Birst and has been a pioneer in building SaaS software companies. Prior to joining Birst, Jay served as the President of Worldwide Field Operations at Jive Software. Before leading the Jive field team, he spent five years at SuccessFactors, where he was Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations. During Jay’s tenure at SuccessFactors, revenue grew rapidly from approximately $100 million to over $350 million, leading to the company's IPO and eventual acquisition by SAP. Previously, Jay was a senior executive with Mercury Interactive. During his six years at Mercury, Jay helped grow the business from approximately $300 million to over $1 billion before the company was acquired by Hewlett Packard. In addition, Jay has held sales leadership roles at Oracle Corporation, Network Associates and Siebel Systems. When not working or spending time on the road with customers, Jay enjoys spending time with his wife Gigi and their three sons. He also likes cars and Notre Dame football.
Jay holds a B.A. degree from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.