J.  (jay)

A seasoned strategist, consultant and serial entrepreneur, J. Miguez has spent his entire career driving growth for companies through innovative solutions. He has spent the last 20 years at the intersection of Learning & Development and innovation.  He was the architect and lead consultant for the Forum Corporation’s strategic training assessment offering working with global 1000 companies such as Oracle, Goldman Sachs, E.on, and Natwest Bank. He designed and launched the Training Outsourcing offering by Franklin Covey, later acquired by Mellon. J. has previously held the position of Senior Talent Solutions Architect for Aon Hewitt focused on bringing new approaches, solutions and partnerships to clients. Throughout his career J. has worked with clients around the world on optimizing their learning organizations to meet today’s business challenges of speed, flexibility, efficiency and effectiveness.

J. has also founded two successful startups, was a founding organizer of StartItUpDE (a public-private partnership that launched the Delaware tech ecosystem) and is an advisor to investors, founders and large corporations. He has taught entrepreneurship as part of the Social Entrepreneurship program at Tulane University and has also served as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for The Idea Village, a nonprofit for New Orleans-based organization focused an accelerating startups. For the last 7 years he has been writing, Growing Up, an off-centered blog on startups and innovation.

Currently, J. is focused on bringing the best practices used by fast growing startups to Learning & Development functions in large organizations and co-authors the Running Training Like a Business V.2  blog with Edward Trolley.