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Jay Carpenter

Managing Director of Business Development

Jay helps develop Fahrenheit’s business in Virginia and provides clients with customized strategies for solving their challenges and growing their business. His strong relationships with C-level executives and referral sources allow him to identify new business opportunities and guide business owners, management teams, and entrepreneurs in achieving their goals through financial strategies and risk management. Jay’s expertise includes sales, recruiting, and management roles in the financial services, healthcare, and automotive industries.

His career also includes establishing a staffing and consulting firm to provide top-tier sales candidates to clients in the Mid-Atlantic region and nationally. He also served as vice president of organizational development for a financial services firm that served as a resource for philanthropic giving and distribution throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Jay has been nationally recognized for his role in recruiting while participating in consulting and speaking engagements at universities, association meetings, and industry conferences across the country. He also has international work experience in Sydney, Australia and completed the Rotary International GSE trip to South Korea in 2012 and the Richmond Chamber of Commerce MENTOR Richmond Program in 2013-2014.

Representative Clients & Past Experiences

  • E-Commerce and retail
  • Manufacturing and distribution
  • Supply chain and logistics
  • Health services
  • Nonprofit
  • Software and telecommunications
  • Engineering
  • Professional services
  • Insurance
  • Research and academia
  • Investment banking
  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • Marketing and advertising

Education, Licenses & Certifications

  • Harvard Business School Certificate Program
  • MBA, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • B.S., Psychology, James Madison University

Professional Associations & Community Organizations

  • Chamber RVA, board member
  • Venture Forum, board member
  • The Massey Alliance, board member
  • Richmond “Inno on Fire” award, 2019
  • HYPE Icon: Front Runner Award, 2017
  • “Top 40 Under 40,” Style Weekly, 2015
  • Richmond WHIMBY (past president)
  • Richmond Chamber of Commerce YRichmond program, steering committee member
  • VCU School of Business Ram to Ram Mentor Program
  • Recognized by Work It Richmond: People You Need to Meet, June 2013