Jay Prestipino

Business Advisor, NORTHEAST TEXAS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Jay has 40 years business experience including functional and leadership roles in financial services, finance, operations, alliances, and sales. He is a 25-year veteran of telecommunications industry. His background crosses the optical, wireless and enterprise markets in telecom/IT plus construction, engineering, car wash and convenience store industries.

He was a founder in an Optical and Wireless MEM's company and co-holds two patents. Jay has provided consulting services to fifteen (15) firms at varying stages of development including early-stage companies, large firms building divisions, workouts and small firms looking to grow. Services included business and strategic planning, business development, alliance/vendor relationships, business modeling (projections) and interim COO/CFO.

Jay has been packaging, negotiating, and closing commercial loans, project/construction loans, SBA program loans (504 and 7(a)) - and equity investments throughout his career. He has significant experience negotiating and managing vendor, customer, and construction contracts. His expertise ranges from contracts and loans under $10,000 to more than $300,000,000.