Executive Vice President
Jay has 30 years’ worth of experience in banking and fixed income investment banking. Jay has worked with a wide range of issuers and borrowers across the country as senior managing underwriter. Additionally, he has developed a significant base of experience and relationships with the diverse clients he has served. For the past 19 years, Jay has worked exclusively in the charter school sector, structuring and underwriting charter school transactions for a diverse group of charter schools.
Jay has been the lead banker and underwritten in excess of $1 billion of facility financing for more than 100 charter schools across the country. In addition to his banking experience, he serves as a board member for a national, non-profit community development financial institution. This CDFI focuses on helping charter schools finance, build and expand their school facilities—with a special emphasis on new schools that serve low-income families.
Prior to joining HJ Sims, Jay was with Piper Jaffray for six years. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and lives in Minneapolis with his family.