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.
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