Owner High Stakes Partners - Jay Jesse

As managing partner, Jay Jesse leads a team of experts in Company Leadership, Government Compliance, M&A, Government Accounting, Export, Intellectual Property, Public Relations, Federal Contracts and much more.

Owner of High Stakes Partners

Jay started his career as a software engineer and soon became a leader of software teams. He was always fascinated with what makes a business tick though and gravitated towards that passion.

He was a founder of Intelligent Software Solutions in 1998. As CEO, Jay helped grow ISS into a thriving mid-sized Federal technology provider. In 2016, with help from a very successful private equity group, he brought ISS together with several other small but special companies, to form Polaris Alpha where he was the President. Polaris Alpha flourished and was quickly acquired by the Parsons company where it prospers today. Jay stayed on as an executive VP and provide strategic leadership as the company continued its transformation into the leader it is today.

These days, Jay enjoys spending time with his family and friends traveling, playing poker in Vegas or going to Denver Broncos games. He also enjoys helping small companies realize their goals through his good and bad experiences.

His passion for how a company is put together, grows, thrives and eventually has a successful outcome still burns bright.