Jay serves as the VP of Sales for Prism Fitness. Jay has over 20 years of business to business selling in the fitness industry both on the specialty retail and on the commercial side of the business.
Jay’s career started at a young age working in the warehouse and eventually on the sales floor of his family’s specialty shoe store in Muscatine, Iowa. It was there he learned his work ethic and the value of providing excellent customer service. The shoe store was in Jay’s family for over 150 yrs.
Jay served as Regional Sales Manager and eventually Commercial Sales Manager at Vision Fitness (Now known as Johnson Health Tech NA) for 9 years where he helped the company grow from $8 million to $60 million. He went on to lead sales teams with other nationally recognized brands on the cardio fitness supplier side of the industry.
Just prior to joining the Prism Fitness team, Jay had experience running the retail and commercial sales operation with one of the largest specialty fitness retailers in the industry that consisted of 45 retail locations and 12 commercial account managers.
Jay graduated from the University of Iowa with a BBA in Marketing, and received his MBA from Cardinal Stritch University out of Milwaukee.
Jay is an avid Cubs, Bears and Iowa Hawkeye fan. Jay enjoys cycling, hiking, tennis, playing and coaching baseball, snowboarding and spending time with his wife in efforts of keeping up with their two active boys in Madison, WI.
Jay, What’s Your Favorite Prism Product?
My favorite Prism Product is the Smart Hurdles #5. I use the Smart Hurdles to do Leg overs and over-unders. This is really the best way to target my hip flexors. It opens my hips up and in turn keeps my back from getting tight before and after a workout. Another reason the Smart Hurdles #5 are my favorite is that they are portable, the one leg “kick stand” allows for me to have plenty of space to work out in. I can use it for mobility and plyometrics. I feel immediately more mobile when I am done using it.