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President of The Alternative Board of Greensboro & High Point
Phone: 336-298-2088

Jay Brennan

Jay is President of The Alternative Board of Greensboro & High Point and owner of JayBird Management, a turnaround and general management consulting firm located in Greensboro, NC.

Jay has over 20 years experience owning and operating a variety of small businesses, with revenues ranging from $2 MM to over $20 MM. Jay is a generalist, with extensive experience in finance, operations and cost control.

JayBird Management works with small companies to develop and refine their business strategies, write business plans and raise outside capital. Additionally, JayBird Management assists companies in making necessary company changes, such as developing and implementing a new sales and marketing plan.

Jay has owned or operated companies in distribution (upholstery leather importing), manufacturing (personal care products) and, most recently, education (K-12 online charter school), as the President of the Online Learning Division of White Hat Management. Jay currently serves as the Screening Chair of the Piedmont Angel Network (PAN), a $5 MM committed capital fund that invests in startups in the North Carolina region.

Jay received his B.A in English and Economics, summa cum laude, from Colgate University and a joint JD/MBA from the University of Virginia.

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Facilitator & Coach
Phone: 336-740-5070

Jim Goodell

Jim is a Facilitator & Coach at The Alternative Board of Greensboro & High Point.

Jim has over 30 years of leadership experience in manufacturing and sales. With 16 years in Executive leadership positions as VP & GM of the Mack Truck Assembly Plant in Macungie, PA and VP of Truck Sales Support for the Mack Export Sales team in Greensboro, NC. Through lean activities and development of a continuous improvement culture the Mack Trucks factory expanded from 400 to 1200 employees and consolidated all Mack North American manufacturing to this Pennsylvania site.

In addition to 19 years at Mack Trucks Jim has held various manufacturing and sales management positions at John Deere, Cessna Aircraft and Navistar. His experience ranges from start-up of a new tractor assembly facility to consolidation of manufacturing & sales support operations.

Jim received his BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois. While at John Deere he helped lead cultural change as a certified Kepner-Tregoe Problem Solving and Decision Making facilitator and trainer.

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