Jay has a vision for emploi.us that is very compelling, and with that he has the foundation for terrific entrepreneurial success. I have known many people with interest in being entrepreneurs, but in my opinion Jay has what it really takes. The four characteristics that stand out the most to me are the broadness of his vision, his level of energy & passion for it which is visible when you talk to him, his tenacity with moving forward even when challenges occur, and his depth of experience in the construction industry which gives him a solid understanding of the market he is entering. Because of this, I believe emploi.us can and will be very successful.
I've had the opportunity to advise Jay Olsen for over a year now. What impresses me most about him is two things - perseverance and domain knowledge. Working on a star up is tough and focusing on one in the tech area when you are not a technologist is tougher. Jay has met that challenge by asking a lot of questions and getting feedback and listening. I've seen him grow and become more confident in determine a path to get things done. Domain knowledge is one of those key attribute that Jay has - he has a clear and intimate understanding of the business problems and pain points he hopes to solve. The solutions he is trying to bring to market are not fads - I strongly think there is lasting value and real opportunity to solve real problems. I have confidence in Jay and given an opportunity, I know he will make the most of it.