Born and raised in a suburb of Boston, Jay spent his early years building his passion for leadership development with a focus on the entertainment industry. After graduating from college Jay moved to Nashville to work in Music City, building a name for himself during his 25+ years as a leader in the industry.

Jay is an author, speaker, coach, with a passion for leadership development. His coaching focuses on personal branding and development, leading people and teams to reach their maximum potential through strategic coaching.

Jay is an Advisory Council Member for Harvard Business Review, an Advisory Board Member at Rutgers University, and a 2020-2021 inductee of Marquis Who’s Who in America. He is also the host of Franze and Friends, where leaders share their secrets.

Jay has also spent over a decade in the security industry, including his time spent as the Vice President of the Northern California Market and the Vice President of Strategic Account Operations at G4S Secure Solutions, the largest security firm in the world.

Jay has written three books and countless articles. His latest book “Leadership: lessons from the field” is a collection of blog posts that turn managers into leaders through lessons Jay has learned from his time spent in the field.

Jay currently lives outside of Cincinnati with his lovely wife, Jennifer, his two beautiful daughters, Bella and Lucy, and their two dogs, Charlie and Zoe.