Jay leads Veracity’s global operations and serves as a top advisor on geopolitical risk and market intelligence. Prior to joining Veracity, he was a leader at McKinsey & Company on strategy and risk management topics spanning five continents and multiple industries. He served as Chief of Staff at the US Embassy in Pakistan and as Special Assistant to two Deputy Secretaries of State, with additional diplomatic postings in Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, and at the US Mission to the OSCE. Jay is a US Navy veteran and former Fulbright Scholar, Boren Fellow, and Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. He holds degrees from Stanford, Harvard, and the Fletcher School at Tufts, and he speaks Russian, German, and French.