Mr. Jay Lee has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology industry and he has been with BLD Brands for 12 years. His areas of expertise include designing, technology modeling, developing and managing the many facets of Information Technology and Business System.
Mr. Lee’s proven results in building strong teams, driving accountability and execution excellence, are a direct result of his hands on approach, strong work ethic, ownership mentality and high level of integrity. Over the years, Jay has been instrumental in evaluating the technology due diligence of multiple acquisitions, ERP system integration, and leading business process improvement initiatives in a multi-level, multi-location environment.
Presently, Mr. Lee is the Executive President and CIO of a foodservice investment and management company named BLD Brands, which consists of Papa John’s Pizza, Hardee’s and Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurants. All the companies together generate nearly $220 million in annual revenues from 130 establishments located in 10 states across the US.
Mr. Lee served as IT Director at National Public Network and Software Engineer at eBay. Jay has also developed and maintained large entertainment websites including Wall-E, The Chronicles of Narnia, Hannah Montana, Jonas Brothers, Earth, Bolt, National Treasure and many more when he worked at Disney Interactive Media Group as a software engineer.