Jay Taylor is Founder and Managing Director at Leverage Digital, an award-winning digital marketing agency that partners with brands to successfully engage their audiences and achieve measurable results. Since founding Leverage Digital almost 10 years ago, Jay has worked with a variety of organizations and recognizable brands, including Fantastic Sams, USAmeriBank, and Yogurtology.
Leverage Digital was honored in 2018 as one of the Top 10 fastest growing companies owned or led by a University of South Florida alumnus. Leverage Digital has also won over 30 international and national industry awards since its inception from organizations including the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), and the American Marketing Association (AMA).
In addition to overseeing Leverage Digital, Jay contributes to various publications, including Forbes, Huffington Post, and Search Engine Watch, where he provides insight on the topics of marketing, advertising, and digital strategy for entrepreneurs and C-level executives. Jay has been quoted and his work has been referenced in a number of industry leading publications and resources, including Marketing Land, Conductor Spotlight, and SEMrush.
Jay’s passion for marketing is surpassed only by his passion for serving the community. For four years, he served on the Board of Directors for Redefining Refuge, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting for women and children who have been victims of human trafficking. He is also an active member of the 13 Ugly Men Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports local Tampa Bay charities and organizations that benefit women and children, crisis intervention, law enforcement, and our military men and women.