Top-tier consultant at the intersection of AI, technology and strategy


MS Engineering from University of Bridgeport
Aug 1997 – May 1998
Focus: Engineering Management

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from University of Rochester – Simon Business School
Jan 1994 – Mar 1994
Focus: International Finance

Master of Business Administration (MBA) from International University of Japan
Aug 1992 – Jun 1994
Focus: International Business

BS Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Jan 1983 – May 1987
Focus: Engineering

Work Experience

President at xInvest Consultants 
Mar 2004  – present

At Xinvest Consultants, our mission is to define our client’s critical problems into executable solution(s). We typically work with Fortune 1,000 companies, venture capital firms, financial institutions, and startups to develop a better understanding of industries, markets, customers, technologies, trends, drivers, growth opportunities and execution of commercialization strategies. A typical engagement for us demands extremely high level of comfort level with cutting-edge technologies and lately our focus has been on new business models based on exploitation of disruptive technologies like robotics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, big data, machine learning, XaaS, etc.

Senior Associate at Charles River Associates 
Apr 2001  – Apr 2004

Developed strategy and implemented business model transformations as part of the firm’s Chemicals practice. During his tenure, Jay worked with multiple Fortune 500 clients in such areas as M&A, portfolio management, growth platform development, and opportunity analysis.

Industry Manager at Kline & Company 
Jun 1998  – Apr 2001

At this boutique management consulting firm steeped in advanced materials technologies, Jay worked with Fortune 500 clients helping them identify new growth opportunities in polymers, specialty chemicals, plastics, packaging, and batteries.

Product Manager at Sealed Air Corporation 
Aug 1994  – Jul 1997  |  Tokyo, Japan and Danbury, CT

Jay led the product technology function at the firm’s operations in Japan and South Korea. He commercialized 5 new products in the Japanese market after successful pilot runs and localization. He identified unmet customer needs in Japan and redesigned the new product development process.

About Me
  • 5-star rated consultant trusted by Fortune 500 companies including Intel, Berkshire Hathaway, Pfizer, Caterpillar, P&G, Johnson Controls, Koch Industries, etc. 
  • Over 60 projects completed through Catalant.  Nearly 300 projects completed during my consulting career
  • Over 30 years of experience as a management consultant with Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), Kline & Company, and as a corporate executive at Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE)
  • MBA and MS Engineering
  • Google-certified Project Manager,  including agile/scrum
  • Google-certified Information Technology Professional
  • Specialization in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, deep learning, robotics, information technology, semiconductors, etc. 
  • Prompt Engineer: Skilled at programming large language models like ChatGPT to deploy them for complex projects
  • Besides the US, I have professional experience in Asia (Japan, South Korea, and India).  Using partners in Europe and Latin America, I provide global coverage for my projects


Project Categories

  • Strategic Planning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Strategy
  • Due Diligence
  • Product Management
  • Voice of the Customer Research
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Market Mapping & TAM Analysis
  • Pricing Analysis & Optimization
  • Market Landscape
  • Market Research Project Management
  • Project Management


  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Consumer Services
  • Technology
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Medical Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Travel & Hospitality
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Industrials
  • Pharma & Biotech
  • Consumer Goods
  • Private Equity

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