Jay Tansey, Principal
Jay Tansey has spent his career advising senior executives and innovative entrepreneurs across sectors and around the world. As Principal at North Atlantic Capital, he focuses on investments in disruptive, late-stage technology companies. Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Jay served as a Presidential Appointee at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and as special assistant to a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Before entering public service, Jay worked as an advocate for minority- and women-owned companies and as a higher education research consultant. A former Pepsi marketing associate and political advertising consultant, he also brings strong digital strategy experience to North Atlantic.
Jay earned his MBA from the Yale School of Management and AB in Government and Spanish from Bowdoin College, where he played varsity football. A native New Englander, he is a diehard Boston sports fan, an avid traveler, and an active member of the Portland community.