Jay B. Myers is founder and CEO of Interactive
Solutions Inc. (ISI), a Memphis-based firm that specializes in video
conferencing, distance learning, telemedicine, and audio-visual sales and
ISI in 1996 and has built it into a $25-million company with 51 employees and
offices in Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville, as well as
Birmingham, AL, Oxford, MS, and Little Rock, AR.
received numerous corporate awards and recognitions in the past several years. The
company was named seven times in the past 11 years to INC. magazine’s list of
the fastest growing private companies in the United States. ISI also was
recently featured in the Small Business section of the Wall Street Journal.
ISI was named the Memphis Business
Journal Small Business of the Year in 2001 and in 2003 was the first
recipient of the Kemmons Wilson (founder of Holiday Inn) Emerging Business
starting ISI, Jay earned numerous sales awards while working for international
corporations such as Eastman Kodak and Hewlett Packard.
In 2007, Jay
published his first book, Keep Swinging:
An Entrepreneur’s Story of Overcoming Adversity and Achieving Small Business
Success and subsequently received the 2010 Ethan Award for success as an
baseball fan, particularly of his beloved New York Yankees, Jay has
participated in the Yankees’ Fantasy Camp in Tampa, FL, receiving instruction
from former Major League players and professional coaches. He frequently
applies his affinity for the game to his writing on topics related to business growth and entrepreneurial development.
A natural storyteller, Jay is a sought-after
speaker at CEO conferences and entrepreneurial development programs where he
shares inspiring stories
and practical tips based on growing ISI from $11- to $25-million during the
Great Recession. Jay’s message as detailed in his second
book, Hitting the Curveballs: How Crisis
Can Strengthen and Grow Your Business, reveals creative, practical
strategies to achieve business success in difficult times.
active in numerous Memphis area community organizations and serves on the board
of the Chickasaw Council (Boy Scouts of America) and Bancorp South (advisory
board), and is chairman of the Mid South Better Business Bureau.
in Collierville, TN, and Holmes Beach, FL, with his wife Maureen. The couple
has two children.