Practice Focus: Jay works with entrepreneurs and business owners who want to bring their companies to the next level. As a former attorney who spent most of his career in the corporate world, his executive coaching practice provides real-world solutions for growth-oriented businesses. Experience: Jay Rooke, J.D., is a trained executive and business coach who resides in wine country in Sonoma, California. Jay spent the first half of his life on the East Coast where he worked as a toxic tort litigator for the City of New York, as well as helping Merck pharmaceuticals launch the first-ever anticancer vaccine. He attended culinary school in New York City, and later opened his own restaurant in California. Prior to coaching, he most recently worked for NBC Sports; he also has experience working in the clean tech, sustainability and wine industries. Jay serves the entrepreneurial ecosystem as a Chapter Director for Startup Grind, and gives back to his community as a member of Rotary. Education: Jay completed his coaching training at The Coaches Training Institute in California, and is ACC/CPCC/BOSI certified. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut, where he was a member of the Law Review; and he earned his Bachelor’s in English and Spanish from Bowdoin College in Maine. Jay is a passionate home cook, an avid hiker and loves anything with four legs.