About Jay Rice

Jay is the Chief Marketing Officer at Industrious Digital Marketing and an entrepreneur with a unique combination of marketing and business development expertise honed over the last two decades.
His professional experience includes leadership roles in: sales, marketing, and management, as well as starting several companies and advising private clients.
He has worked with such organizations as: Intel, IBM, Wal-Mart, Dell, Raytheon, NASA, Gannett, and the Department of Defense as well as many small industrial B2B businesses.

Jay’s education includes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance
  • MBA, International Business
  • Post-MBA Advanced Management Certificate
  • Certified in advanced SEO
  • Google Ads experience & Certification
  • Certification in HubSpot Inbound
  • Numerous courses, groups, books, and masterminds in digital marketing

Jay spent years working for an assortment of technology companies before starting his own firms. Prior to launching his own businesses, he served as CEO for the U.S. division of a European industrial and military technology company.  Starting alone, in a spare bedroom of his house, he grew that business from low 6-figures to mid 7-figures within five years.  Because of his ability to create systems, he enjoyed a unique schedule where he studied Japanese, Dutch, and Mandarin, learned jujitsu and raised a family. During that period he was also responsible for supplying imaging sensors to NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery (missions STS-115, STS-116, STS-121).

In 2008, Jay founded a company selling industrial imaging and military technology.  Despite the economic downturn (the Great Recession) he turned things around using B2B digital marketing and distinct marketing automation strategies to achieve 7-figure sales in 3 years.  He dove deep into online marketing and grew his website to be one of the top 100,000 most popular websites.  Then in 2013 his idea for software that could turn website visitors into qualified leads proved so successful that he sold his business in 2015 and took his software invention with him.  That software (Thinking Chat®) has been licensed to a large media firm and is currently helping customers in 3 countries and over 36 industries to turn website visitors into quality leads.

Jay is a sought after marketing expert on topics related to digital marketing, chatbots, entrepreneurship, and using marketing automation to improve the quality of your business and fuel your passions.  Because Jay has used marketing automation to grow businesses, make time for his family, and travel extensively – he can help your business, too!

Miscellaneous Travel Adventures Include

  • Surviving rafting trip through class V rapids on Zambezi River in Africa.
  • Journey through temples and deserts of Egypt by camel, 4×4, balloon.
  • Hippo encounter on canoe while bush camping in Okavango Delta.
  • Study of rare birds in remote Tambopata Amazon rainforest.
  • Exploring Angkor Thom ‘Tomb Raider temple’ by motorcycle in Cambodia.
  • Trekking in the Himalayas.

The demand for Jay’s expertise combined with his passion for helping fellow business owners resulted in the creation of Industrious Digital Marketing.

Let Jay help take your business to the next level!

Contact us today and see if we can help.