Jay Jolly


Zebulon, North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area)

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Jay Jolly's Overview

  • Vice President at Boater's World Marine Centers
  • General Manager at Outer Banks Outfitters
  • Catalog Manager at Outer Banks Outfitters

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Jay Jolly's Summary

Executive with over 20 years of successful experience providing strategic, operations and fiscal leadership in uniquely challenging retail sales channels

Dynamic, results driven leader with an extensive record of performance in complex and fast-paced organizations. Proven ability to recognize key business drivers and develop profitable strategies. Diverse industry and functional expertise, with an accomplished record of sales, profit and market share growth in a niche industry. Significant experience in purchasing, marketing, merchandising, and operations across multiple retail sales channels.

Specialties: Multi-Unit P&L Management, Retail, E-commerce, and Catalog Sales, Change Leader and Developer, Operations Management, Site Selection / Real Estate, Team Building & Leadership, Technology Specialist, Inventory Management, Marketing & Merchandising Strategy, Brand & Product Development, Supply Chain Management, Corporate Vision & Strategic Planning

Jay Jolly's Experience

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Plastics industry

June 2009Present (5 years 5 months)


Built for Boating

May 2013Present (1 year 6 months) www.builtforboating.com

Built for Boating is an online retailer of more than 40,000 boating, fishing, and water sports accessories. In every direction - North, South, East and West - we are the best value in boating!

Vice President

Boater's World Marine Centers

April 1999June 2009 (10 years 3 months)

Retailer of Boating, Fishing and Watersports accessories in 135 stores nationwide.

General Manager

Outer Banks Outfitters

May 1994March 1999 (4 years 11 months)

Catalog Manager

Outer Banks Outfitters

May 1991April 1994 (3 years)

Jay Jolly's Skills & Expertise

  1. Operations Management
  2. Inventory Management
  3. Supply Chain Management
  4. Retail
  5. E-commerce
  6. Real Estate
  7. Product Development
  8. Strategic Planning
  9. P&L Management
  10. Change Management
  11. Marketing Strategy
  12. Manufacturing
  13. Purchasing
  14. Merchandising
  15. Contract Negotiation
  16. Leadership
  17. Advertising
  18. Team Building
  19. Sales Management
  20. Sales
  21. Boating
  22. Trade Shows
  23. New Business Development
  24. Account Management
  25. Integrated Marketing

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Jay Jolly's Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

BS, Business


Jay Jolly's Additional Information


Fishing, Snow Skiing, Hunting, Reading, New Technology, Strategic Planning

Groups and Associations:

American Sportfishing Association ( Previous Board Member), Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation ( Previous Board Member), Future Fisherman Foundation (Previous Board Member)

Honors and Awards:

2004 Marine Retailer of the Year

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