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 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 the Franze and Friends podcast, a show where Jay talks with leaders from all industries.
Jay is the Vice President of the Northern California Market and the Vice President of Strategic Account Operations at G4S Secure Solutions, specializing in integrated security solutions that mitigate risk and add value. Their suite of products and services include risk consulting, software & technology, systems integration, and security officers.
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 San Francisco with his lovely wife, Jennifer, his two beautiful daughters, Bella and Lucy, and their two dogs, Charlie and Zoe.