- Email: Jay@GatewayPN.com
Jay is the President and CEO of GPN, as well as the co-founder of the company. Over the last 10 years, GPN has grown into a leader in the optometric industry by providing Independent Eye Care Professionals the insights, tools and resources needed to support their success. Many of the proven strategies GPN deploys were developed by Jay in his highly successful optometric practice in Astoria Queens, NY.
Over the last 30 years, Jay has had extensive experience in retail operations, merchandising & marketing, manufacturing & distribution, technology development, national sales, and on-site interactive consulting. He is a highly-sought after key note speaker, both nationally and internationally and has authored countless articles for industry publications. In addition to sitting on the board for several large organizations, he also served a 2-year tenure as Benedict Professor of Business Management at the Houston College of Optometry.
Personally, Jay enjoys traveling with his wife, Bettina, the company of friends, good red wine and scuba diving. He and his wife have personally raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Pan Mass Challenge where 100% of the donations go directly to cancer research and treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In addition he supports the Kiwanis Club of Astoria "Safe Haven for Kids" program and has received Congressional , Assembly and Council recognition as 'Community Person of the Year'.