Jay R. Blanchard
Jay R. Blanchard
A word About Jay R. Blanchard
Jay R Blanchard is a Financial Representative with NEXT Financial Group in Williamsville, New York.
Raised in Elma Jay graduated from Iroquois High School. He then attended Ohio State University where he received a BA in Aviation.
Upon graduation he was commissioned in the United States Air Force as a Space Operations Officer. His career operating space & terrestrial based spy resources took him on assignments worldwide. In 1990 at the rank of Captain Jay had his last Air Force assignment at Peterson AFB Colorado. His final duty put him in charge of a $42 million radar contract acquisition. Enjoying his duties as a contracting officer he developed an acute interest in finance.
In 1992 Jay separated from the Air Force and started several businesses to include a consulting business. His franchise operation earned highest per capita sales 2 years in a row and Jay was promoted to western regional manager of operations. In 1998 Jay sold his equity position in his franchise and turned his attention full time to the Financial Services industry. He was offered a position at Texas Planning Associates – an estate-planning firm in Houston Texas.
From Texas Jay returned home to accept a position at The Compass Group – New England Financial. Jay was quickly promoted to General Manager of Sales & Development. His duties included supervising sales of over 70 agents and directing the Strategic Alliance Department. Jay worked with agents in forming synergistic relationships with accountants, attorneys, property & casualty agents, and payroll companies.
In February 2007 Jay felt moved to move from a captive environment to the independent broker dealer distribution system by joining NEXT financial group. "I didn’t want to work for an Insurance or Investment Company. I wanted to work for the client. Going with NEXT Financial an independent broker dealer has allowed me to position myself so I can pick the appropriate services for my clients. Now I have the advantage of picking good investments from the entire investment and insurance universe so that I can give my clients a good lineup of player’s. I feel good about being able to bring ultimate solutions to the families and businesses that I represent."
Jay’s practice allows him to work with a broad array of people. His areas of focus include families, small business, agri-business, and estate issues.
Jay was brought into our firm because of his leadership, systems, and organizational experience. He uses those skill sets by performing many roles at our firm. He is the administrator of our client management system and website. He also is the director of our insurance department. Furthermore Jay is responsible for booking guests for the radio show and helping with our marketing initiatives.
He also helps other professionals build Strategic Alliances in which he sets up and coordinates sophisticated coalitions with other professionals to include; accountants, tax preparers, property and casualty agencies, attorneys, mortgage brokers, banks and realtors.
Jay enjoys the outdoors in his free time. He likes to run, train sporting breed dogs, shoot archery, run a gentlemen’s farm, and go camping with his family.
Jay is married to the former Noreen Donohue a native of Marilla. They have two children Isabelle and Gabriel and reside in Darien Center, NY.