Jerre Stead

Board Member

Jay Stead, Managing Director of Oxley Services, has been based in Auckland, New Zealand since 2002. He provides executive advisory services and serves on the boards of a select group of technology-oriented software, services and internet businesses around the world. Key focus areas include strategic planning, leadership development, corporate governance, mergers/acquisitions, effective execution and driving accelerated growth. Jay has broad technology industry experience encompassing early developers of Peer-to-Peer and Cloud solutions as well as market leading mobile Apps across a variety of sectors including Healthcare IT, Recreation, FinTech and RegTech. These award-winning businesses have consistently shown rapid profitable growth and remain clearly focused on providing superior customer service and solutions while emerging as market leaders.

Jay is the former President & CEO of Sagebrush Corporation, an educational software leader, and was also a senior executive at Reynolds and Reynolds. In addition, he has held key management positions with Allen-Bradley and McKinsey & Company. His career includes general management, marketing, business development and consulting roles across high-growth software, services, internet, healthcare and manufacturing sectors.

Jay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University and received a Masters in Management from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management in 1989.

He currently serves on the board of directors/advisors for Augen, 1Place, Parnell Agencies, InterOcean Capital, SalonEzy, CFN, Hope Clinic and Kai Group Holdings while also providing business advisory services and coaching to individuals and companies across a variety of business sectors around the world. Jay is a former Director of MD Online, BMS Practice Solutions, GolfLogix, ImproveNet and Workwell Systems which were all successfully developed, grown and sold.

In addition, Jay serves an active leader in non-profit and philanthropic sectors with a specific focus on education, healthcare and leadership. He served as board chairman for local schools for over 10 years.


Learn more about Jay’s achievements on LinkedIn.