Jay is Chairman & CEO at Zenefits. He brings more than 20 years of experience in leading both public and private technology companies. Previously, Jay served as CEO of Ooyala, and Agile Software. Before that, Jay was a senior executive at both PeopleSoft and SAP. Jay is a member of the Global Leadership Council at the Lucas Graduate School and College of Business at San Jose State University.
Starting a business is hard and becoming increasingly Herculean in the face of global, political, and economic. In my experience, there are a few ingredients that must be in place to enable successful leadership: the most important being bravery without bravado.