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Jay Wilkinson is the founder and CEO of Firespring, a marketing firm that works exclusively with companies and nonprofits that focus more on their “why” than on their “what.” Firespring serves more than 9,000 clients in all 50 states and on 6 continents. In 2014, it became Nebraska’s first Certified B Corporation, joining the likes of TOMS Shoes, Ben & Jerry’s and Patagonia as a company that leverages business as a force for good. In 2016, Firespring was featured in Inc. Magazine as one of the 50 Best Workplaces in America and is one of only four companies in history to be listed as one of Inc. Magazine’s 5000 fastest growing companies seven times in eight years. Jay has founded and sold five companies and has invested in dozens more as an Angel Investor.

Today, Jay spends the majority of his time helping nonprofit organizations leverage their mission and deepen their impact. As a philanthropist, he has raised millions of dollars for nonprofits. You may have come across Jay’s TEDx talk on company culture, which has more than 1 million views… or maybe you spotted him on CNN or other cable networks… or perhaps you’ve read about his company in Forbes, Inc. Magazine, or the Huffington Post. Or it’s quite possible that you’re meeting Jay for the first time today. In any case, you’re in for a real treat. Please give a warm welcome… to Jay Wilkinson.