Jay Ford


My skills are in enabling startups, not for profits and developed companies rapidly build and scale through the development of the marketing strategy, go to market process, market intelligence, inbound & outbound marketing and coaching.
I'm a highly accomplished strategic executive leader with 20+ years experience helping companies create and execute their customer experience strategies. My specialties include establishing the proper sales models and processes, building and managing high performing teams, establishing inbound and outbound marketing support initiatives, multi-channel management, designing sales enablement and client success processes to support customer needs, international market entry, conducting due diligence on potential transactions, merger integration, and new venture initiatives for start-ups looking to scale, established companies in transition, Private Equity, and Venture Capital firms.

I stay actively involved in the start-up community by donating consulting time to local and international startups. I mentor undergraduates, grad students, and people in transition. I am volunteering with the Chicago Chapter of the American Marketing Association and as a Marathon Fundraiser for the "Running Nuns" also known as the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels. They serve our community in need on Chicago's west side.

I have been know to tell everyone I know that the Chicago Marathon is truly the finest in the world, and you will see me again in 2023..!