As a Product Development Leader and the Southeast Regional Product Design Director, Jay is passionate about identifying innovative product designs to meet market demands. His product inspiration is informed by Gensler's workplace research and his broad client sector expertise. Honed over more than 25 years of workplace design experience, his abilities to identify innovative product opportunities and read deeply into his clients’ requests are greatly valued by those he works with. Jay’s recent product collection received five industry awards, including Contract Magazine’’s 2016 NEOCON Best of Show and Interior Design’s 2016 Best of Year award for good furniture design. Jay is a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.