Entrepreneur, Author, and Speaker
Jay B. Myers is the 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 support.
Jay started 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.
ISI has 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. In addition, 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 Award.
Prior to 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 entrepreneurial author.
An avid 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.
Jay is 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.
Jay lives in Collierville, TN, and Holmes Beach, FL, with his wife Maureen. The couple has two children.