Jay Faison

Founder and CEO

Biography

Jay Faison is the Founder and CEO of the ClearPath Foundation, whose mission is to accelerate conservative clean energy solutions. Jay is also the Founder and Chairman of SnapAV, a high growth company that designs and distributes more than 2,000 audio-video related products to technology integrators worldwide. SnapAV has been named to the prestigious INC 500/5000 List, which ranks the fastest growing privately held companies in the US, for four years running. In 2013 SnapAV was acquired by General Atlantic, a leading growth equity firm, and Jay donated $165 million to start the ClearPath Foundation. The success of ClearPath led Politico to name Jay one of the top 50 “visionaries transforming American politics” in 2015.

A serial entrepreneur, Jay has started, managed and sold two businesses prior to SnapAV. In 2013 Jay won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Southeast region. Jay has served on numerous non-profit boards and is active in his community. Jay graduated with a degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990 and received his MBA from University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business in 1995. Jay resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife and three children.

Education

B.A. in Economics from UNC Chapel Hill, MBA from University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Area of Expertise

Entrepreneurship

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