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Firm Adviser, Software Architecture

Following an extensive career in the oil and gas industry as a drilling, production and reservoir engineer with both domestic and international assignments, Jay shifted to software development beginning as a software engineer with Petcom Inc., followed by assignments with Fugro-Jason and Yahoo.

At Yahoo, Jay was involved with the development and launch of exposing him to the power and capabilities of internet based applications. Since leaving Yahoo Jay has worked as a consultant in both the oil and gas and software sectors, as well as involvement with several non-profits.

Jay is currently the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of QPetrol, a petroleum related software company. In addition to QPetrol, Jay is a founding partner of Innovelop LLC, an innovation think tank and equity fund and brings over 15 years’ experience developing in C and C++ and 10 years developing in C# to the team.  Jay also has several years’ experience developing in each Python, JavaScript and Fortran.

Jay is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (B.S. Petroleum Engineering) and is an active member of both the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) as well as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Outside of developing and providing technical guidance for various start-up endeavors, Jay is an avid skier – both downhill and back-country.  Jay also enjoys biking, hiking, open-ocean swimming, surfing, golfing, fishing and playing chess.